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Hello all, and happy Thursday! 

It’s been a real international week in terms of data privacy news. Our newsletter features numerous stories from all over the world—Australia, the UK, the U.S., and more. Rather than focus on any one of the notable stories this week, however, I thought I’d share some exciting news with you all about Osano: we recently launched our Unified Consent & Preference Hub!  

This platform serves as Osano users’ means of managing non-cookie-based consent (also known as universal consent) as well as consumer communication preferences.  

Cookies aren’t the only way businesses collect consumer data, and they aren’t the only data collection mechanism that’s subject to data privacy regulations. With Unified Consent & Preference Hub, you’ll be able to manage consents across customer touchpoints and collect first-party and zero-party data.  

Scroll down below to review our product update blog! 



P.S. Want to build out your first data map, but don’t know where to start? Start with our upcoming webinar You Are Here: First Steps in Data Mapping. Join us on May 23rd! 


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Top Privacy Stories of the Week

UK Watchdog Fines TikTok $16 Million for 'Misusing Children's Data' 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently fined TikTok 12.7 million pounds ($15.9 million) for breaching data protection law including by using the personal data of children aged under 13 without parental consent. It estimated that TikTok allowed as many as 1.4 million UK children under 13 to use its platform in 2020, even though it sets 13 as the minimum age to create an account. 

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Australian Officials Commit to Privacy Act Overhaul 

Australian government officials, including the prime minister and attorney-general, issued a joint statement committing to protecting against online harms. The statement noted the intention to bring legislation in August to reform the Privacy Act. Specifically, officials called out the need to "overhaul" the current privacy regime in order to give survivors of domestic abuse "greater control and transparency over their personal information." 

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FCC Fines AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Nearly $200 Million for Illegally Sharing Location Data 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is fining the largest US mobile carriers a combined nearly $200 million. The FCC says it found the carriers “sold access to its customers’ location information to ‘aggregators,’ who then resold access to such information to third-party location-based service providers” without customers’ consent. 

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Amazon Accused of ‘Systemic Disregard' for Law 

Trade unions across Europe have requested an investigation by data protection authorities of Amazon’s data surveillance practices over its workers. The probe, under the EU data protection rules, found that workers existed under an “excessively intrusive system” for monitoring activity and performance. 

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UK Armed Forces’ Personal Data Hacked in MoD Breach 

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has suffered a significant data breach, and the personal information of UK military personnel has been hacked. A third-party payroll system used by the MoD, which includes names and bank details of current and past members of the armed forces, was targeted in the attack. A very small number of addresses may also have been accessed. 

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Osano Blog: Introducing the Unified Consent & Preference Hub by Osano 

Today, we are proud to announce the Unified Consent & Preference Hub! This platform is designed to manage user consent and communication preferences efficiently across various platforms and jurisdictions.  Learn more in our product launch blog below. 

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