In the news … May 28, 2018

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CBC News takes home 51 awards at 2018 RTDNA

CBC News scooped up 51 awards on Saturday at the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards, honouring national and regional journalism in TV, web and radio. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)
CBC News scooped up 51 awards on Saturday at the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards, honouring national and regional journalism in TV, web and radio.

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Microsoft is holding workshops about accessibility in technology across Canada

Microsoft has announced that it will be hosting ‘Ability Week,’ a week full of workshops focused on accessibility in technology, from May 29th to June 2nd. Workshops range from ‘Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day: Minecraft Coding workshop’ to ‘Mobility Day, Build the Robotic Finger workshop.’ The programs will be held at Microsoft stores across the country. Users can check out if there are any events happening near them here.

Read more at MobileSyrup.com: Microsoft is holding workshops about accessibility in technology across Canada

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How the GDPR is effecting Canadian business

If your Canadian business collects or has collected personal data from European customers, you needs to make sure you are not violating the new EU privacy laws, the GDPR, that took effect today (Friday, 25th of May, 2018). These rules will apply to any business, be it a small retailer that sells online or an educational institute – personal information on any resident of the European Union, student, tourist, online customer and otherwise, can result in a maximum fine of $30 million.

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Companies up for achievement awards

Eleven companies will be honoured at the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards on June 12.

The 34th annual awards received a record number of applications under a revised format, according to a news release. With five new categories, the awards will honour businesses of diversity, new and innovating exporters, and those excelling nationally and internationally.

This year’s keynote speaker is Ross Simmonds, a digital marketing strategist, entrepreneur and founder of Foundation Marketing.

CHRONICLE HERALD

Facebook and Google targeted as first GDPR complaints filed

Facebook and Google have become the targets of the first official complaints of GDPR noncompliance, filed on the day the privacy law takes effect across the EU.

Across four complaints, related to Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Google’s Android operating system, European consumer rights organisation Noyb argues that the companies have forced users into agreeing to new terms of service, in breach of the requirement in the law that such consent should be freely given.

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