Facial recognition to be used in 150 booths for GHMC elections, AIMIM opposes move

Facial recognition to be used in 150 booths for GHMC elections, AIMIM opposes move

The AIMIM, which has called the use of facial recognition an infringement of the right to privacy, expressed shock at the decision taken by the SEC without convening an all-party meeting.

Dominic Cummings' data law shake-up a danger to trade, says EU

Dominic Cummings' data law shake-up a danger to trade, says EU

“While the UK applies EU data protection rules during the transition period, certain aspects of its system may change in the future or be implemented in a manner that differs from the approach of the EU such as rules on international transfers,” an EU official said.

Facebook Says it Will Stop Operating in Europe If Regulators Don’t Back Down

Facebook Says it Will Stop Operating in Europe If Regulators Don’t Back Down

In a court filing in Dublin, Facebook said that a decision by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) would force the company to pull up stakes and leave the 410 million people who use Facebook and photo-sharing service Instagram in the lurch.

When the GDPR goes wrong…

When the GDPR goes wrong…

The merit behind the Bradford Trigger has nothing to do with personal data; each variable of the formula is a piece of information, which a company shall record, inter alia as required under the labour laws.

Update on Firefox Send and Firefox Notes

Update on Firefox Send and Firefox Notes

As Mozilla tightens and refines its product focus in 2020, today we are announcing the end of life for two legacy services that grew out of the Firefox Test Pilot program: Firefox Send and Firefox Notes.

31% of Americans agree with Trump to ban TikTok in the United States

31% of Americans agree with Trump to ban TikTok in the United States

A few weeks ago, President Trump issued an executive order giving ByteDance 90 days to either ban TikTok’s operations in the U.S. market or sell them to an American company in order to continue its activity.

Should Donald Trump pardon Edward Snowden?

Should Donald Trump pardon Edward Snowden?

Seven years later, Trump is President and now believes there is an argument that Snowden acted in the interest of all humankind.It is widely believed that a pardon of Snowden would encourage future whistle-blowers to publicize possible corruption or violations in the US intelligence community and other government agencies.

Is police use of face recognition now illegal in the UK?

Is police use of face recognition now illegal in the UK?

The Court of Appeal said that three of the five arguments put forward by Bridges and Liberty in their case were valid, including the lack of guidance and rules as to when the force could use AFR and who would be on the database of images in the watch list.

US Court Orders Defendant to Unlock Phones

US Court Orders Defendant to Unlock Phones

The Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled on Monday that defendant Robert Andrews must comply with a search warrant by turning over the passcodes for his two phones.

NJ Supreme Court: Defendants must divulge cellphone passcodes

NJ Supreme Court: Defendants must divulge cellphone passcodes

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Monday that a criminal defendant can be compelled to reveal his cellphone passcode to investigators, rejecting the argument that such a move violates the right against self-incrimination guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Huawei 5G banned in the United Kingdom; must be removed by 2027

Huawei 5G banned in the United Kingdom; must be removed by 2027

Following sanctions put on Huawei by the United States, United Kingdom Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden told the press on Tuesday that the UK will forbid mobile providers from buying Huawei 5G kits and must retire already bought hardware by 2027.

EU Court Again Rules That NSA Spying Makes U.S. Companies Inadequate for Privacy

EU Court Again Rules That NSA Spying Makes U.S. Companies Inadequate for Privacy

The Court cited government programs like PRISM and Upstream as its primary reason for ending data flows between Europe and the United States, not the (admittedly woeful) privacy practices of the companies themselves.

Facebook decisions led to serious setbacks for civil rights – report

Facebook decisions led to serious setbacks for civil rights – report

“Facebook has not, as of this writing, reversed the decisions about the Trump posts and the auditors are deeply troubled by that because of the precedent they establish for other speakers on the platform and the ways those decisions seem to gut policies the auditors and the civil rights community worked hard to get to adopt.”.

Top German Court Reimposes Data Curbs on Facebook

Top German Court Reimposes Data Curbs on Facebook

The Federal Court's stay order, which suspends a decision by a lower court, backs the Federal Cartel Office's view that Facebook abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their consent.

Apple Warns Looters With Stolen iPhones: You Are Being Tracked

Apple Warns Looters With Stolen iPhones: You Are Being Tracked

Sunday saw “a fifth straight of rioting and looting, resulting in another wave of arrests.” Apple, among other high-end retailers, has seen its fair share of attacks and has now taken action to protect staff and prevent further damage.

Axel Voss, in an Interview: anyone Who has the App, is the first to be allowed to return to the Restaurant

Axel Voss, in an Interview: anyone Who has the App, is the first to be allowed to return to the Restaurant

Would not be a pan-European App better?A pan-European App would have a great advantage: The citizens would identify more closely with the EU.Of course, privacy must be ensured, in the opinion of the European data protection supervisor, but this is also the case of Central systems.

Vivaldi browser to perform a symphony of ad and tracker blocking with version 3.0

Vivaldi browser to perform a symphony of ad and tracker blocking with version 3.0

While other browsers have been cheerfully implementing various levels of tracker blocking, leaving the business of blocking ads to add-ons, the decision to make the functionality part of Vivaldi (even if off by default) is controversial.

US bars Google from enabling high-speed internet link to Hong Kong citing national security risk

US bars Google from enabling high-speed internet link to Hong Kong citing national security risk

Authorities in the US have given the green light to Google to switch on a high-speed internet link to Taiwan, but the submarine cable cannot extend to Hong Kong because of national security risks, the US Department of Justice said in a ruling last week.

Democratic senators question Google over decision to release coronavirus location data

Democratic senators question Google over decision to release coronavirus location data

The senators sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai questioning the company’s new COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports, which involve the publication of anonymized and aggregated location data for individuals in 131 countries and regions to show movement trends.

Congress, Not the Attorney General, Should Decide the Future of Encryption

Congress, Not the Attorney General, Should Decide the Future of Encryption

The EARN IT Act puts that question front and center by giving the attorney general the ultimate say in setting the “best practices” that will give Section 230 immunity for child exploitation suits.

Britain Knows It’s Selling Out Its National Security to Huawei

Britain Knows It’s Selling Out Its National Security to Huawei

On Tuesday, much to the chagrin of the United States, the British government announced its decision to allow the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei involvement in the rollout of the country’s next-generation 5G mobile network that will run everything from self-driving cars and remote health services to industrial production.

'Shot across the bow': U.S. steps up pressure on UK ahead of Huawei decision

'Shot across the bow': U.S. steps up pressure on UK ahead of Huawei decision

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is making a final pitch to Britain ahead of a UK decision on whether to upgrade its telecoms network with Huawei equipment, amid threats to cut intelligence-sharing ties, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left.

I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left.

I was alarmed when I learned in 2017 that the company had begun moving forward with the development of a new version of a censored Search product for China, codenamed “Dragonfly.” But Dragonfly was only one of several developments that concerned those of us who still believed in the mantra of “Don’t be evil.” I was also concerned that Cloud executives were actively pursuing deals with the Saudi government, given its horrible record of human rights abuses.

Affect recognition technology in crosshairs of Illinois lawmaker

Affect recognition technology in crosshairs of Illinois lawmaker

Illinois may take up legislation next year on the use of emotion or affect recognition technologies in video-based hiring.The first AI law requirement under GDPR is the right to know that an automated decision maker, or algorithm, is making a decision that is impacting you, Purcell said.

Filmmakers sue State Department over social media surveillance rules

Filmmakers sue State Department over social media surveillance rules

Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security revealed that it wanted to expand facial recognition usage to encompass identifying US citizens as they enter and exit the US, although it backed off this decision under criticism.

Federal court rules that the Fourth Amendment protects your laptops and smartphones from suspicionless searches at the border

Federal court rules that the Fourth Amendment protects your laptops and smartphones from suspicionless searches at the border

This court decision comes as a result of years of hard work by the ACLU, the ACLU of Massachusetts and the EFF on behalf of eleven international travelers who had been the recipient of suspicionless device searches when entering the United States.

Inside Mozilla’s 18-month effort to market without Facebook

Inside Mozilla’s 18-month effort to market without Facebook

The decision to focus on data privacy in marketing the Mozilla brand came from research conducted by the company four years ago into the rise of consumers who make values-based decisions on not only what they purchase but where they spend their time.

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's top priority is setting up FTC-mandated privacy program

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's top priority is setting up FTC-mandated privacy program

Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday that Facebook's top priority is to put in place a new privacy program that was mandated after the company's $5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission in July.

US Court says that states can ignore FCC and pass their own net neutrality laws

US Court says that states can ignore FCC and pass their own net neutrality laws

However, a federal court has now ruled and opined the other way – that states do have the right to pass their own net neutrality laws, that internet service providers (ISPs) need to follow if they wish to do business in said states.

Ed Bridges LOSES battle with police over use of facial recognition cameras

Ed Bridges LOSES battle with police over use of facial recognition cameras

Ed Bridges, 36, brought the challenge at the High Court after claiming his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a peaceful anti-arms protest in 2018.His lawyers argued the use of automatic facial recognition (AFR) by South Wales Police caused him 'distress' and violated his privacy and data protection rights by processing an image taken of him in public.