A joint study between Northeastern University and Imperial College London explored how IoT devices routinely transmit sensitive data to various companies, usually without securing the data transfer and without informing the end-users properly.
The UK’s data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office is looking at the British government plan to gather data from the Gov.uk website, as a resource for “targeted and personalised information to be gathered, analysed and fed back actively to support key decision making”
The US Department of Commerce hosted the two-day annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield, which gathered senior officials from the United States government, the European Commission and EU data protection authorities.
The State Senate in California, USA, has passed a bill that prohibits the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement for three years.
Data protection authorities from Singapore and the Philippines have announced to agree on working bilaterally to cooperate on data protection and cross-border data flows.
The National Commission for the Control of Personal Data Protection (CNDP) in Morocco has announced a seven-month ban on the use of facial-recognition solutions.
A federal judge in the USA rejected Facebook's arguments against a privacy class action, which was launched by individuals seeking damages in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
In an open letter to the US Congress, the CEOs of Amazon, AT&T, Dell, IBM, Qualcomm, SAP, Salesforce, Visa, Mastercard, JP Morgan Chase, State Farm, Walmart, and others are asking for the adoption of federal legislation on data privacy.
51 CEOs, including those from Amazon, AT&T and IBM, sent a letter to Congress leaders asking that consumer privacy legislation be fast-tracked into law.