Soon You May Not Even Have to Click on a Website Contract to Be Bound by Its Terms

Soon You May Not Even Have to Click on a Website Contract to Be Bound by Its Terms

The authors of the Restatement — three professors from Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law and the University of Chicago Law School — contend that courts have reasoned there’s no need for businesses to do more, because nobody reads these contract terms anyway.

Hundreds of agencies, including the FBI and ICE, have access to Ohio AG’s facial recognition platform

Hundreds of agencies, including the FBI and ICE, have access to Ohio AG’s facial recognition platform

More than 4,500 individuals at federal and local law enforcement agencies currently have access to a facial recognition database hosted by the Ohio Attorney General’s office, including at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

MI5 slapped on the wrist for 'serious' surveillance data breach

MI5 slapped on the wrist for 'serious' surveillance data breach

Given how notoriously lax UK law is when it comes to allowing state employees to trawl through whatever personal data they fancy with few meaningful prior permissions required (known in the jargon as "lawful interception"), Lord Justice Fulford, the Investigatory Powers Commissioner and head of audit agency IPCO, characterised the breach as "serious" and requiring "immediate mitigation".

Text - S.847 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019

Text - S.847 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act of 2019

(1) IN GENERAL.—When obtaining affirmative consent, a controller shall make available to an end user a notice that describes the specific practices of the processor in terms that end users are able to understand regarding the collection, storage, and use of facial recognition data, including—.

Tell California lawmakers to make privacy rights enforceable

Tell California lawmakers to make privacy rights enforceable

A state bill that would give consumers the right to sue companies that violate their personal information is being stonewalled via closed-door meetings between tech lobbyists and state lawmakers. California state bill SB 561 would give consumers the right to sue companies that violate their personal information.

A cashless society is closer than ever before, and it’s a grave threat to our civil liberties

A cashless society is closer than ever before, and it’s a grave threat to our civil liberties

A security officer stands guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Tencent releases Chinese government-friendly clone in place of PUBG

Tencent releases Chinese government-friendly clone in place of PUBG

In April, China’s State Administration of Press and Publication introduced sweeping changes to approval guidelines in the gaming industry. Because, as we all know, if there’s one thing that makes video games objectively more fun it’s censoring violence.

Binance says more than $40 million in bitcoin stolen in ‘large scale’ hack [Updated]

Binance says more than $40 million in bitcoin stolen in ‘large scale’ hack [Updated]

In a statement, the company said hackers stole API keys, two-factor codes and other information in the attack. It will be about a week before Binance can release withdrawals or accept deposits again because it needs to “make sure we completely eradicate any trace of hackers in all our accounts and data and that is a pretty tedious process,” Zhao said.

Big Tech and the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism

Big Tech and the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism

Zuboff points out in her brilliant book that all pervasive, stealthy and omnipresent surveillance capitalism has exploited human experience to collect free raw material for translation into behavorial data.

California: Tell the Senate To Empower You To Protect Your Own Privacy

California: Tell the Senate To Empower You To Protect Your Own Privacy

Speak up to protect your privacy rights, and demand that Sen. Portantino and the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee do the same by supporting S.B.

Alexa has been eavesdropping on you this whole time

Alexa has been eavesdropping on you this whole time

Amazon acknowledges it collects data about third-party devices even when you don't use Alexa to operate them. It says Alexa needs to know the "state" of your devices "to enable a great smart home experience."

Opinion | We Should Worry About How China Uses Apps Like TikTok

Opinion | We Should Worry About How China Uses Apps Like TikTok

We Should Worry About How China Uses Apps Like TikTok Illiberal innovations created for China’s vast surveilled and censored domestic market are increasingly popular overseas.

Brooklyn Apartment Tenants Rise Up Against Landlord’s Plans to Install Facial Recognition Technology

Brooklyn Apartment Tenants Rise Up Against Landlord’s Plans to Install Facial Recognition Technology

The landlord, Nelson Management Group, filed an application to install the tech with New York State Homes & Community Renewal (NYSHCR)—which can approve or deny the request. This is the first time a property manager filed an application for facial recognition technology with NYSHCR according to The Brooklyn Eagle.

‎Umbrella Security

‎Umbrella Security

Adapt your plans based on live threat alerts from trusted sources, or share incident forms with your team. * Protect devices and data with simple step-by-step guides to digital security tools *. * Protect your team with shareable checklists and incident forms *.

Tech Lobbyists Push to Defang California's Landmark Privacy Law

Tech Lobbyists Push to Defang California's Landmark Privacy Law

These bills received widespread backing from business groups, including the California Chamber of Commerce, as well as leading tech lobbying firms that represent the likes of Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple.

Virginia judge declares Police Department’s warehousing of license plate data illegal

Virginia judge declares Police Department’s warehousing of license plate data illegal

A state judge in Virginia ruled earlier this month that license plate tracking data collected by automatic license plate reader (ALPR) systems are personally identifiable information, outlawing their storage when law enforcement has no good reason to collect and retain them.

Media Alert: Court Hearing Wednesday on Law Enforcement Retention of DNA Profiles from Innocent Californians

Media Alert: Court Hearing Wednesday on Law Enforcement Retention of DNA Profiles from Innocent Californians

San Francisco – At 9:30 am on Wednesday, May 1, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Law Office of Michael T. They filed the suit against the state of California to challenge its retention of genetic profiles from people arrested but never convicted of any crime.

Judge Dodges Legality of NSA Mass Spying, Citing Secrecy Claims

Judge Dodges Legality of NSA Mass Spying, Citing Secrecy Claims

The latest obstacle came Thursday, when the court hearing our long-running case challenging NSA spying ruled that the lawsuit should be dismissed on account of the government's argument that to proceed further would jeopardize national security.

Four Questions to Consider When Debating Potential Data Privacy Policy

Four Questions to Consider When Debating Potential Data Privacy Policy

In the rush to prevent the next scandal, policies may either fail to address the actual concerns or be so broad in their definition of covered entities, data, or personal information that they could impact basically every aspect of the American economy.

NY AG opens investigation into Facebook for harvesting user email contacts

NY AG opens investigation into Facebook for harvesting user email contacts

New York’s attorney general is launching an investigation into Facebook after it was reported last week that the company had scraped the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their consent.

An Internet for Kids

An Internet for Kids

Two thirds of 12–15 year olds who use social media or messaging sites say they send support messages, comments or posts to friends if they are having a difficult time.

Massachusetts Court Blocks Warrantless Access to Real-Time Cell Phone Location Data

Massachusetts Court Blocks Warrantless Access to Real-Time Cell Phone Location Data

We’re heartened that the Massachusetts court took these issues seriously and made clear that the police must get a warrant, whether they access historical cell phone location data or whether they cause a phone to send its real-time location.

Data as a Property Right

Data as a Property Right

As we’ve seen, some of the largest tech companies can know more about us and our lives than our families and those closest to us. Data generated by each individual needs to be owned by them, with certain rights conveyed that will allow them to know how it’s used and protect it.

California Assembly’s Privacy Committee Votes to Weaken Landmark Privacy Law

California Assembly’s Privacy Committee Votes to Weaken Landmark Privacy Law

The California State Assembly’s Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee today capitulated to industry complaints that our privacy is inconvenient for its bottom line. It voted to advance five bills opposed by privacy advocates that would undermine the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and put companies before consumers.

Facebook hires State Department lawyer as general counsel

Facebook hires State Department lawyer as general counsel

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Monday named the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department as its general counsel, as the social media giant faces growing regulatory hurdles and privacy concerns.

Washington state’s data privacy bill, supported by Microsoft, dies as key players fail to reach compromise

Washington state’s data privacy bill, supported by Microsoft, dies as key players fail to reach compromise

Efforts to enact new data privacy regulations in Washington state failed this week as legislators and tech titans Amazon and Microsoft failed to reach a compromise before the deadline. State Sen. Reuven Carlyle sponsored the bill and vowed to revive the effort to enact new privacy regulations in 2020.

Google blocks TikTok downloads in India over pornography concerns

Google blocks TikTok downloads in India over pornography concerns

The app has reportedly been downloaded more than 240 million times in India alone, and in a statement, TikTok India says it has more than 120 million monthly active users. And China has called for short-form video apps like TikTok to be responsible for the content their users upload.

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

The technology is not mature — in 2017 Yitu promoted a one-in-three success rate when the police responded to its alarms at a train station — and many of China’s cameras are not powerful enough for facial recognition software to work effectively.

IT grids case: Aadhaar data of 7.8 crore with IT firm, FIR filed

IT grids case: Aadhaar data of 7.8 crore with IT firm, FIR filed

HYDERABAD: The Cyberabad police has filed an FIR on the complaint of UIDAI stating that information technology firm IT Grids (India) was in possession of Aadhaar data of over 7.8 crore residents of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Facebook Showed Me My Data Is Everywhere And I Have Absolutely No Control Over It

Facebook Showed Me My Data Is Everywhere And I Have Absolutely No Control Over It

And this is likely how a Maserati dealership in Scottsdale ended up on my advertisers “who use a contact list” page — its agency works with a data broker who has uploaded a massive contact list.

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