Here’s how face recognition tech can be GDPR compliant

Here’s how face recognition tech can be GDPR compliant

As face recognition technology (or FRT) collects information of a person’s facial features, its classed under biometric data, which is labeled as “sensitive personal data.” The verbatim definition of biometric data in GDPR is … [Biometric data] means personal data resulting from specific technical processing relating to the physical, physiological or behavioural characteristics of a natural person, which allow or confirm the unique identification of that natural person, such as facial images or dactyloscopic data.

Hidden Services And At-Risk Communities

While some at-risk communities, like criminals are going to always be considered harmful to society regardless of the social context, others like ethnic minorities are not as clear-cut.

Palantir and the UN’s World Food Programme are partnering for a reported $45 million

Palantir and the UN’s World Food Programme are partnering for a reported $45 million

Image source Palantir and the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) are partnering for a reported $45 million. There are risks to both individuals and whole populations from the gathering and processing of data from humanitarian activities.

UK police use of computer programs to predict crime sparks discrimination warning

UK police use of computer programs to predict crime sparks discrimination warning

The rapid growth in the use of computer programs to predict crime hotspots and people who are likely to reoffend risks locking discrimination into the criminal justice system, a report has warned.

How your health information is sold and turned into ‘risk scores’

How your health information is sold and turned into ‘risk scores’

Story Continued Below Over the past year, powerful companies such as LexisNexis have begun hoovering up the data from insurance claims, digital health records, housing records, and even information about a patient’s friends, family and roommates, without telling the patient they are accessing the information, and creating risk scores for health care providers and insurers.

Exposing Harms, Fighting Back

Exposing Harms, Fighting Back

But, as the Privacy International Network continues to uncover, campaign and advocate on these issues, it becomes clear that that it is possible to begin to achieve change.

Out of Commission: How the Oklahoma Department of Securities Leaked Millions of Files

Out of Commission: How the Oklahoma Department of Securities Leaked Millions of Files

The UpGuard Data Breach Research team can now disclose that it has discovered, reported, and secured a storage server with exposed data belonging to the Oklahoma Department of Securities, preventing any future malicious exploitation of this data.

Privacy Analyst Job in Montreal, QC

The successful candidate will support the Data Privacy group on a wide range of assigned and special projects, such as the execution of routine privacy audits, data-infrastructure risk management, security controls, policies and research reports.

Sharing in the Age of Platforms and Machine Learning: Public Data vs.

Here’s what I said: Hey gang — this post two photos of yourself thing feels like a way to gather a data set to train a machine learning classifier for facial recognition to be more accurate in ID’ing people based on an old photo.

Genetic testing is the future of healthcare, but many experts say companies like 23andMe are doing more harm than good

Genetic testing is the future of healthcare, but many experts say companies like 23andMe are doing more harm than good

Hazel, a researcher at Vanderbilt University, studied companies ranging from popular startups like 23andMe — which offers health and ancestry information — to under-the-radar outfits such as GEDmatch, which simply houses genetic information to help people build family trees.

Hard to prove harm: Google wins lawsuit over facial recognition

Hard to prove harm: Google wins lawsuit over facial recognition

In a recent court case , a federal judge ruled against a claim that Google had violated Illinois privacy laws by using uploaded pictures to create “face templates” without an individual’s consent.

Meet the people who see nearly everything we post online

Meet the people who see nearly everything we post online

“[It] is really the natural evolution of the online moderator [who] traditionally removed the ‘bad stuff’ and acted as part editor, part host in a community,” said Emma Monks, head of moderation, trust and security at Leeds, UK-based Crisp Thinking, a leading social risk defence firm.

The Humanitarian Metadata Problem - Doing No Harm in the Digital Era

The Humanitarian Metadata Problem - Doing No Harm in the Digital Era

This joint report by Privacy International and the International Committee of the Red Cross aims to provide people who work in the humanitarian sphere with the knowledge they need to understand the risks involved in the use of certain new technologies.

Over half of Brazil's population exposed in security incident

Over half of Brazil's population exposed in security incident

A publicly accessible server containing unique taxpayer registry identification numbers for Brazilian nationals has been discovered, placing as many as 120 million citizens at risk. According to security firm InfoArmor, who discovered the incident, the information related to about 57 percent of Brazil's population was leaked by a misconfigured server earlier this year.

Equifax Breach "Entirely Preventable": House Oversight Committee

The House Committee recommended that Equifax "provide more transparency to consumers" about data use and security practices and reduce the use of social security numbers as identifiers, longstanding priorities of EPIC.

Facial recognition: It’s time for action

Facial recognition: It’s time for action

First, especially in the current state of development, certain uses of facial recognition technology increase the risk of decisions, outcomes and experiences that are biased and even in violation of discrimination laws.

Allow opt-out from the recovery code

I can understand why some users would want a recovery feature. However, Tutanota shouldn't force the feature on users that don't want it. We can make our own decision on whether or not we want to take the risk of enabling a recovery code like a responsible adult.

Pangolin Smart Firewall

Pangolin Smart Firewall

It is simply an unfortunate truth in a world that is connected 24/7: data privacy is always at risk when devices aren’t part of a closed or secure network.

Pew Research: Widespread Concerns in US About AI

A new survey from the Pew Research Center "Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms" found widespread concern about the fairness of automated decision making. Many of the concerns in the Pew Report are addressed in the Universal Guidelines for AI, the first human rights framework for AI.

Minister in Charge of Japan’s Cybersecurity Says He Has Never Used a Computer

Minister in Charge of Japan’s Cybersecurity Says He Has Never Used a Computer

Japanese lawmakers were aghast on Wednesday when Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, the minister who heads the government’s cybersecurity office, said during questioning in Parliament that he had no need for the devices, and appeared confused when asked basic technology questions.

CDT Signs Onto Principles for Privacy Legislation, Calls On NTIA to Promote Robust Privacy Law in Congress

CDT Signs Onto Principles for Privacy Legislation, Calls On NTIA to Promote Robust Privacy Law in Congress

CDT hopes the administration champions this approach, and as the public interest privacy legislation principles demonstrate, there are many organizations that stand ready to work with the NTIA and Congress to propose concrete language to these ends.

EPIC Urges Agencies to Abandon Data Practices that Extend Detention of Children

The proposed rule also conflicts with a Privacy Impact Assessment, which fails to assess this risk. EPIC had previously warned Congress about the misuse of immigrant data by the DHS.

I asked an online tracking company for all of my data and here's what I found

I asked an online tracking company for all of my data and here's what I found

The fact that countless companies are tracking millions of people around the web and on their phones is disturbing enough, but what is even more disturbing about my Quantcast data is the extent to which the company relies on data brokers, credit referencing agencies, and even credit card companies in ways that are impossible for the average consumer to know about or escape.

Moody's is going to start building the risk of a business-ending hack into its credit ratings

Moody's is going to start building the risk of a business-ending hack into its credit ratings

"If you look at the history of data breach and data disclosure issues, they're not quite as impactful as the business disruption events," Vadala said.

AI-based lie detection system will screen travellers to EU for ‘biomarkers of deceit’

AI-based lie detection system will screen travellers to EU for ‘biomarkers of deceit’

iBorderCtrl provides a unified solution with aim to speed up the border crossing at the EU external borders and at the same time enhance the security and confidence regarding border control checks by bringing together many state of the art technologies (hardware and software) ranging from biometric verification, automated deception detection, document authentication and risk assessment.

Busted by a Facebook ‘friend’/undercover cop? Court: It’s legal!

Busted by a Facebook ‘friend’/undercover cop? Court: It’s legal!

When it was executed that same day, police found a number of items that had been on the nightstand in the Facebook post, including a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, the black T-shirt and the red necklace that Everett was wearing in the framed photo.

Smile! Border Security Bots Are Reading Your Face - October 15, 2018

Smile! Border Security Bots Are Reading Your Face - October 15, 2018

Machine learning tools predicting human behavior have been found to be racially biased, and privacy advocates worry about government collection and storage of traveler data. But polls show Americans are just as worried about terrorism as they were after 9/11, so privacy and fairness may not survive the screening process.

EPIC Files Appeals with D.C. Circuit, Seeks Release of 'Predictive Analytics Report'

EPIC has appealed a federal district court decision for the release of a "Predictive Analytics Report." The district court backed the Department of Justice when the agency claimed the "presidential communications privilege." But neither the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals nor the Supreme Court has ever permitted a federal agency to invoke that privilege in a FOIA case.

Facebook Faces Potential $1.63 Billion Fine in Europe Over Data Breach

Facebook Faces Potential $1.63 Billion Fine in Europe Over Data Breach

A European Union privacy watchdog could fine Inc. FB -2.59% as much as $1.63 billion for a data breach announced Friday in which hackers compromised the accounts of more than 50 million users, if regulators find the company violated the bloc’s strict new privacy law.

US contemplates its own version of GDPR

US contemplates its own version of GDPR

Risk and outcome-based approaches have been successfully used in cybersecurity, and can be enforced in a way that balances the needs of organizations to be agile in developing new products, services, and business models with the need to provide privacy protections to their customers, while also ensuring clarity in legal compliance.

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