BERLIN (Reuters) - An Austrian privacy advocacy group drew a strongly critical response from Apple on Monday after it said an online tracking tool used in its devices breached European law.
(Reuters) - China is launching an initiative to set global standards on data security, countering U.S. efforts to persuade countries to ringfence their networks from Chinese technology, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
It's no secret that police and other law enforcement agencies have a history of using mobile phone location and other data to target or investigate individuals, and the wave of mass protests in support of black communities and against police brutality this month has provided a rich data trove for them to probe.
Faced with tens of thousands of coronavirus-related deaths, governments across the continent have launched, or plan to quickly launch smartphone tracking apps to trace people who came into contact with those infected and to monitor people under quarantine.
A German real estate company, Deutsche Wohnen SE, has been issued with a €14.5 million GDPR penalty by the Berlin Data Protection Authority for the unlawful retention of the personal data of tenants.
"Smart retail is one of the most [popular] industries at the moment because [companies] want to create a very personalized experience in brick-and-mortar stores," Richard Carriere, U.S. senior vice president of global marketing at Cyberlink, told the Nikkei Asian Review.