Apple doubles down on upcoming iOS 14 privacy features, slams Facebook for collecting ‘as much data as possible’

Apple doubles down on upcoming iOS 14 privacy features, slams Facebook for collecting ‘as much data as possible’

In a letter sent to the Ranking Digital Rights organization, Apple’s Jane Horvath, senior director of global privacy, reiterated that the company believes that “privacy is a fundamental human right.” Horvath explains that Apple delayed the App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature in an effort to give developers more time to prepare for the changes.

New proposed law to better protect Canadians’ privacy and increase their control over their data and personal information

New proposed law to better protect Canadians’ privacy and increase their control over their data and personal information

The proposed Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 builds a foundation of trust and transparency between citizens, companies and government, while ensuring that innovators and businesses benefit from a modernized framework with clear rules.

How facial recognition is spreading in Italy: the case of Como

How facial recognition is spreading in Italy: the case of Como

Despite the measure issued by the DPA, the municipality installed this new series of facial recognition cameras in other areas of the city in May 2020.In August 2020 local newspapers from the Como area reported the poor results of the testing of the facial recognition system.

Your Online Choices

Your Online Choices

The cross-industry self-regulatory initiative was developed by leading European bodies to introduce pan-European standards to enhance transparency and user control over data used for interest based advertising.

Key questions raised about algorithmic transparency by new GDPR case brought against Uber by its drivers

Key questions raised about algorithmic transparency by new GDPR case brought against Uber by its drivers

But assuming the court rules that algorithmic management must follow the GDPR, with specific privacy safeguards, then many other companies in the EU that use or are considering using office surveillance systems may find that they can do so only in circumscribed ways.

VICE - California Police Are Using Copyright to Hide Surveillance Documents

VICE - California Police Are Using Copyright to Hide Surveillance Documents

Any attempt to download training materials concerning facial recognition technology or automated license plate readers (ALPRs), as well as materials relating to courses on the use of force, lead to a Word document that reads "The course presented has claimed copyright for the expanded course online.".

IBM announces exit of facial recognition business

IBM announces exit of facial recognition business

"IBM firmly opposes and will not condone uses of any technology, including facial recognition technology offered by other vendors, for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of basic human rights and freedoms, or any purpose which is not consistent with our values and Principles of Trust and Transparency," IBM CEO Arvind Krishna wrote in a letter to Congress on Monday.

Attorney General Becerra Submits Proposed Regulations for Approval Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

Attorney General Becerra Submits Proposed Regulations for Approval Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Consumer Privacy Act went into effect on January 1, 2020 and will be enforced starting July 1, 2020.SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra submitted proposed regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL).

Judge Dismisses Twitter’s Lawsuit Over Its Rights to Publish Information About Government Surveillance Orders

Judge Dismisses Twitter’s Lawsuit Over Its Rights to Publish Information About Government Surveillance Orders

And, based on that secret evidence that Twitter’s attorneys were never allowed to access, the judge held that the government’s purported national security concerns were sufficient to justify its censorship of Twitters draft transparency report.

None of seven proposed corona apps meets privacy criteria, says legal advisor

None of seven proposed corona apps meets privacy criteria, says legal advisor

Veldhuis was asked to assess the seven contenders against a number of criteria including anonymity, accuracy, transparency and whether the app would be deleted once it was no longer required.

Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing

Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing

This is known as transport encryption, which is different from end-to-end encryption because the Zoom service itself can access the unencrypted video and audio content of Zoom meetings.

Amazon, Microsoft, and Palantir will help the UK health service map its coronavirus response, raising privacy worries

Amazon, Microsoft, and Palantir will help the UK health service map its coronavirus response, raising privacy worries

Amazon, Microsoft, and Palantir have signed on to help create an interactive coronavirus response dashboard for Britain's National Health Service (NHS).The dashboard will pool data from the NHS and its partners and help healthcare workers make decisions about allocating resources.

The age of data privacy: personalization's existential crisis?

The age of data privacy: personalization's existential crisis?

With all the potential for penalties, a question lingers: How much do the latest data privacy regulations limit customer journey data that powers personalized online experiences?This is another challenge for personalizing experiences online, as tools like cookies help companies optimize their marketing spend and deliver customers more relevant marketing messages.

No, Facebook is not telling you everything

No, Facebook is not telling you everything

This is an issue we see both at the back end (in the download your informaiton tool) and the front end in the ads that we see , where there is a lack of transparency from Facebook on how advertisers target you.

Google, Tinder under investigation in Ireland over data processing

Google, Tinder under investigation in Ireland over data processing

The commission is also investigating the GDPR compliance of dating app Tinder after concerns sparked about issues surrounding its “ongoing processing of users’ personal data”.We are fully cooperating with the Data Protection Commission, and will continue to abide by GDPR and all applicable laws”, Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, said.

Private internet owner mulling plans for privacy suite in 2020

Private internet owner mulling plans for privacy suite in 2020

This comprehensive plan which we have started implementing we hope will lead the way to other companies in this space to follow suite and create a “no need for trust” echo system where all our stakeholders will be able to verify how our system works and handles information.

FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers

FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers

Three lawmakers — Democratic senators Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren, and Republican senator Rand Paul — have sent letters to Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, expressing their “alarm” as to why the credit giants have failed to disclose the number of government demands for consumer data they receive.

Privacy Analysis of Tiktok’s App and Website

Privacy Analysis of Tiktok’s App and Website

Hard to believe that this is covered by „legitimate interest“ and transparency: Entered search terms are sent to Facebook: Transfers to both companies break different rules of the GDPR: Facebook can’t fulfill Art. 14 (information, deletion etc.)

Your customers don’t want absolute privacy — just fair compensation for their data

Your customers don’t want absolute privacy — just fair compensation for their data

We were very intrigued with this, so as part of another study, we asked a group of users to rank, in order of importance, things like protecting privacy, getting paid fairly, data control, transparency, and others.

Regulating Facial Recognition Tech – Where Are We Now?

Regulating Facial Recognition Tech – Where Are We Now?

In the United Kingdom, Artificial Lawyer spoke to human rights campaigners on updates on their court cases against British police forces over their use of FRT.The efforts above range from limited bans within the public sector, to reviews of new implementations of the tech, to specific court cases against police use of FRT.

Despite GDPR, Programmatic Advertising Is Still Growing in Europe

Despite GDPR, Programmatic Advertising Is Still Growing in Europe

Townsend Feehan, CEO, IAB Europe, said the findings were encouraging, given the current heightened scrutiny over how ad tech uses personal data, but also highlighted how stakeholders in the sector will have to address issues such as skills shortages as well as transparency.“It’s encouraging to see the majority of stakeholders expecting an increase in programmatic investments of up to 80% over the next 12 months,” she added.

ProtonMail's Updated Transparency Report Changes Nothing

ProtonMail's Updated Transparency Report Changes Nothing

ProtonMail, “the world’s largest secure email provider,” recently updated their transparency report to include some of the latest requests for information from law enforcement across the world.

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

The researchers had to collect this data by scraping Facebook's Ad Library API, a tool Facebook released after Mozilla called on the company to make its political advertisements more transparent ahead of the May 2019 EU elections.

We’ve (Still) Got Your Back

We’ve (Still) Got Your Back

You might have seen, for example, our newly-expanded Transparency Report, which for the first time this year provided statistics not just on government data and takedown requests, but also information on content that we as Reddit admins removed for sitewide-rule violations.

Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?

Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?

Any non-essential cookies, including third party cookies used for the purposes of online advertising or web analytics, require prior consent to the GDPR standard. Being fairer, more transparent and accountable to the people who use your website will increase their trust and confidence in you.

Industry Watch: Beware the dark patterns of privacy

Industry Watch: Beware the dark patterns of privacy

And that, said John Biondi, vice president of experience design at Nerdery, “is a UX not crafted to respect privacy.” Instead, he thinks companies — and the people who design their websites and applications — will gain more trust and have more success if they offer their users both agency to control their data and transparency into how their data is being used.

Cryptocurrency in the Era of GDPR

Cryptocurrency in the Era of GDPR

This clearly means that transaction data can be considered as Personally Identifying Information when in the right hands, and that sadly many cryptocurrencies are therefore not GDPR compliant. These are known as privacy coins, and their masking of transaction data means that they are mostly untraceable.

Longer Privacy Policies Are Better – And Other Surprising Takeaways From The FTC’s PrivacyCon

Longer Privacy Policies Are Better – And Other Surprising Takeaways From The FTC’s PrivacyCon

But while the need for transparency is a central tenet of GDPR, the law is “not being enforced and it hasn’t changed behavior as intended,” Brookman said, at least not yet.

Fight for Digital Privacy Rights Continue in Tech-Focused California

Fight for Digital Privacy Rights Continue in Tech-Focused California

Here is what I recommend to build the necessary foundation for transparency and ultimately support trust in our preferred technology providers: Data collectors/holders (companies) should be required to send out an Annual Privacy Statement to users including a summary of what specific data they possess of them (data they gathered, purchased, derived via analysis, etc.

Data Protection Commission opens statutory inquiry into Google Ireland Limited

Data Protection Commission opens statutory inquiry into Google Ireland Limited

Arising from the Data Protection Commission’s ongoing examination of data protection compliance in the area of personalised online advertising and a number of submissions to the Data Protection Commission, including those made by Dr. Johnny Ryan of Brave, a statutory inquiry pursuant to section 110 of the Data Protection Act 2018 has been commenced in respect of Google Ireland Limited’s processing of personal data in the context of its online Ad Exchange.