Top News: Coop criticized by Danish DPA, Robinhood suffers a data breach and more

Danish DPA criticizes Coop’s data processing

Retailer Coop Danmark was criticized by the Danish Data Protection Agency for not complying with the necessary security measures under the Data Protection Regulation (Art.32). The agency decided on a case of a personal data breach where Coop reported that personal data on the company's shared drive was stored without adequate access management. Read More

Facebook to remove sensitive ad-targeting options

Facebook is planning on removing detailed ad-targeting options referring to "sensitive" topics, such as race, health, religious practices, political beliefs, or sexual orientation. The change would be effective from Jan. 19, 2022, and the company said it would give users more control over ad content from early next year. Read More

Robinhood breach exposes data of 7m users

Trading app Robinhood suffered a breach that exposed the personal information of about 7 million users. The company said the attack was carried on over a phone call where the hacker duped a customer service representative. It stated that no customers have experienced “financial loss” from the incident, and the breach has been contained.