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Capital One data breach: Arrest after details of 100m US individuals stolen - BBC News
The personal details of about 106 million individuals across the US and Canada were stolen in a hack targeting financial services firm Capital One, the company has revealed.
databreach  US  legalaction  legalcase  example 
22 days ago by corrickwales
Facebook Surveillance Case Could Kill EU-U.S. Data Flow | Fortune
On Tuesday, the court will establish whether standard contractual clauses—the legal tool that Facebook and many other companies now use—are also invalid. In evaluating the clauses, the CJEU will size up the Privacy Shield too. After all, if U.S. mass surveillance laws mean companies can’t abide by the privacy-protection promises they make in standard contractual clauses, the same could easily apply to their similar Privacy Shield promises.
facebook  schrems  datatransfer  US  EU  privacyshield  surveillance 
6 weeks ago by corrickwales
Top court hearing puts EU data transfers in jeopardy – POLITICO
On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg will hear arguments in another case brought by Schrems over claims that the U.S. government does not sufficiently protect Europeans' data when it is shipped across the Atlantic.

"There is fundamentally a clash between surveillance laws in the U.S. and privacy rules in Europe," he said. "We're in a debate about who governs the internet. Europe governs privacy, but the U.S. governs surveillance."
schrems  datatransfer  privacyshield  ECJ  legalcase  dataprotection  US  privacy  surveillance 
6 weeks ago by corrickwales
The Customs and Border Protection Data Breach Was Inevitable - The Atlantic
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced yesterday afternoon that hackers had stolen an undisclosed number of license-plate images and travelers’ ID photos from a subcontractor.
databreach  hacking  security  US  government 
10 weeks ago by corrickwales
Amazon's helping police build a surveillance network with Ring doorbells - CNET
Police departments across the country, from major cities like Houston to towns with fewer than 30,000 people, have offered free or discounted Ring doorbells to citizens, sometimes using taxpayer funds to pay for Amazon's products. While Ring owners are supposed to have a choice on providing police footage, in some giveaways, police require recipients to turn over footage when requested.
amazon  crime  policing  surveillance  security  example  US  video  government 
10 weeks ago by corrickwales
Facebook Fails To Block EU Court Case That Could Rule Against Most Transatlantic Data Flows | Techdirt
Last August, we wrote about the latest development in an important case moving through the EU's legal system. At risk is the huge volume of data that flows from the EU to the US, currently authorized by the Privacy Shield scheme. The original complaint was brought by that indefatigable defender of privacy, Max Schrems. Given the importance of the outcome, the Irish High Court referred the case to the EU's top court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). It posed eleven quite searching questions that it asked the CJEU judges to rule on.
privacyshield  EU  facebook  legalcase  datatransfer  GDPR  regulation  US 
11 weeks ago by corrickwales
The privacy and antitrust worlds are starting to cross over
These are arguably separate issues, but they are also two facets of the same problem: The biggest tech firms acquire data any which way they can, and once they have a sufficient amount, it puts them in what may be an unassailable position.
privacy  antitrust  regulation  US  EU  government  business  businessmodels 
april 2019 by corrickwales
Facebook won’t let employers, landlords or lenders discriminate in ads anymore — ProPublica
Facebook advertisers can no longer target users by age, gender and ZIP code for housing, employment and credit offers, the company announced Tuesday as part of a major settlement with civil rights organizations.
facebook  algorithms  dataprotection  US  advertising  targeting  rights 
march 2019 by corrickwales
Dow Jones’ watchlist of 2.4 million high-risk individuals has leaked | TechCrunch
A watchlist of risky individuals and corporate entities owned by Dow Jones has been exposed, after a company with access to the database left it on a server without a password.
databreach  example  security  privacy  dataprotection  US 
february 2019 by corrickwales
Who should enforce a US federal privacy law? asks @superglaze
There are essentially three options here, and they are not all mutually exclusive: the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which has some experience enforcing privacy; state attorneys general, who are already becoming increasingly active in the area; and some sort of new federal data protection agency.
privacy  US  regulation  regulator  FTC  law 
february 2019 by corrickwales
Feds Can't Force You To Unlock Your iPhone With Finger Or Face, Judge Rules
Judge Westmore declared that the government did not have the right, even with a warrant, to force suspects to incriminate themselves by unlocking their devices with their biological features.
US  biometrics  legalcase  government  police  lawenforcement  law  rights 
january 2019 by corrickwales
Los Angeles Accuses Weather Channel App of Covertly Mining User Data - The New York Times
The government said the Weather Company, the business behind the app, unfairly manipulated users into turning on location tracking by implying that the information would be used only to localize weather reports. Yet the company, which is owned by IBM, also used the data for unrelated commercial purposes, like targeted marketing and analysis for hedge funds, according to the lawsuit.
privacy  apps  dataprotection  IBM  US  advertising  datasharing  marketing  tracking  locationdata 
january 2019 by corrickwales
Exclusive: Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack - POLITICO
"Email accounts were surveilled for months..." "Republican leaders were not informed until [this week]"
politics  security  hacking  breach  US  email 
december 2018 by corrickwales
Kids’ apps are filled with manipulative ads, according to a new study - Vox
22 US consumer and public health advocacy groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate children's apps that "routinely lure young children to make purchases and watch ads".
privacy  regulation  advertising  marketing  children  US  FTC 
november 2018 by corrickwales
Senator's data privacy law draft could put CEOs in jail for lying - CNET
The bill would apply to companies that bring in  more than $50 million in revenue and have personal information on more than 1 million people.

The bill would also require companies to submit an annual data protection report, similar to how companies like Google and Apple voluntarily release transparency reports on government demands. The report would need to be signed by CEOs, who could face up to 20 years in prison if they lie to the FTC.
US  dataprotection  legislation  business  privacy 
november 2018 by corrickwales
U.S. Privacy Bill
Intel's AI and Privacy Policy Team has felt inspired to draft a bill for privacy regulation, and is inviting comment as an experiment in participatory democracy
US  privacy  regulation  Intel  proposal  dataprotection  personaldata 
november 2018 by corrickwales
How An Amateur Rap Crew Stole Surveillance Tech That Tracks Almost Every American
Cops alleged Da Boss and his co-conspirators had access to the Holy Grail for any Internet-age scam artist: a surveillance technology that police and debt collectors use to track most of the United States’ 325 million inhabitants via their Social Security numbers, license plates, address histories, names and dates of birth… It’s [also used by] private companies carrying out background checks. Private investigators use it to track cheating spouses. But in the wrong hands it can be used to steal the identity of almost anyone in America. And Da Boss and his crew got access to it.
technology  fraud  surveillance  crime  US  example 
october 2018 by corrickwales
Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters - The New York Times
Federal election law allows campaigns and political action committees to sell or rent their lists, provided that the payments received are fair market value.
privacy  trump  dataprotection  marketing  US  politics 
october 2018 by corrickwales
US mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers | AP News | #privacy
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

None of the carriers said they are getting out of the business of selling location data. The carriers together have more than 300 million U.S. subscribers.
surveillance  dataprotection  US  mobile  marketing  advertising  locationdata  privacy 
june 2018 by corrickwales
Vermont Passes First-of-Its-Kind Law to Regulate Data Brokers
Earlier this week, Vermont became the first state in the nation to enact a law that will regulate data brokers that buy and sell personal information in an attempt to add a new layer of accountability to the massive, data-trading companies that often operate without much oversight.
marketing  advertising  US  Vermont  law  legislation  regulation 
june 2018 by corrickwales
IBM Executives Press U.S. Lawmakers Not to Adopt EU Privacy Law - Bloomberg
via @superglaze - More than 100 IBM executives will descend on Capitol Hill this week with a simple message for policy makers: don’t bring Europe’s new privacy regulations to the U.S.
GDPR  US  IBM  government  privacy 
may 2018 by corrickwales
Palantir Knows Everything About You
Peter Thiel’s data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. The scary thing? Palantir is desperate for new customers.
surveillance  privacy  US  palantir  dataprotection 
april 2018 by corrickwales
Thousands of Android apps potentially violate child protection law | Technology | The Guardian
Thousands of child-directed Android apps and games are potentially violating US law on the collection and sharing of data on those under 13, research has revealed.
children  privacy  google  android  US  coppa  dataprotection 
april 2018 by corrickwales
Opinion | Can Europe Lead on Privacy? - The New York Times
Former chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission writes in support of GDPR and asks why American citizen's can't have the same protections.
FCC  GDPR  US  privacy 
april 2018 by corrickwales
Democratic Senator launches inquiry into Facebook’s data-sharing policy
US senator seeks evidence of Facebook implementing its own data protection policies over the last decade
personaldata  privacy  dataprotection  facebook  US 
march 2018 by corrickwales
Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach
"Cambridge Analytica used personal information taken without authorisation from Facebook in early 2014 to build a system that could profile individual US voters..."
facebook  personaldata  privacy  US  cambridgeanalytica  breach 
march 2018 by corrickwales
Exclusive: US Public wants Big Tech regulated - Axios (via @superglaze)
A majority of Americans are now concerned that the government won't do enough to regulate how U.S. technology companies operate, according to an Axios-SurveyMonkey poll. Across the board, concern about government inaction is up significantly — 15 percentage points — in the past three months.
US  regulation  technology  research  business 
march 2018 by corrickwales
MoviePass says app tracks user location after they leave theaters, CEO says [u]
Business model seems to be: "capture lots of personal data then figure out what to do with it later"
tracking  personaldata  US  mobile  privacy 
march 2018 by corrickwales
U.S. Supreme Court to hear Microsoft email privacy case
In United States v. Microsoft Corp., the court will decide whether a digital communications provider has to comply with a U.S. search warrant for user data if the information is stored outside of the country.
personaldata  privacy  lawenforcement  jurisdiction  US  Microsoft 
february 2018 by corrickwales
#Equifax hack worse than previously thought: Biz kissed goodbye to card expiry dates, tax IDs etc • The Register
According to documents provided by Equifax to the US Senate Banking Committee, and revealed this month by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the attackers also grabbed taxpayer identification numbers, phone numbers, email addresses, and credit card expiry dates belonging to some Equifax customers.
security  databreach  equifax  US  example 
february 2018 by corrickwales
US Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Systems Threatens Civil Liberties, Disproportionately Affects People of Color: EFF Report | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Researchers at the Georgetown Law School estimated that one in every two American adults—117 million people—are already in law enforcement face recognition systems.

This kind of surveillance will have a chilling effect on Americans’ willingness to exercise their rights to speak out and be politically engaged, the report says. Law enforcement has already used face recognition at political protests, and may soon use face recognition with body-worn cameras, to identify people in the dark, and to project what someone might look like from a police sketch or even a small sample of DNA.
surveillance  US  facerecognition  dataprotection  privacy  technology  research  eff 
february 2018 by corrickwales
The Car of the Future Will Sell Your Data
"A Government Accountability Office report published in July found none of the 13 carmakers in the study that collected data from connected vehicles had easy-to-read privacy notices and most don’t explain data sharing and use practices."
personaldata  privacy  consent  US 
february 2018 by corrickwales
Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program
The law renews for six years and with minimal changes the National Security Agency (NSA) program, which gathers information from foreigners overseas but incidentally collects an unknown amount of communications belonging to Americans.
privacy  surveillance  NSA  US  legislation  dataprotection 
january 2018 by corrickwales
How the Supreme Court could keep police from using your cellphone to spy on you - The Washington Post
Revisiting the 'third-party doctrine' in the US, which holds that information you share with a third party is no longer private.
privacy  US  personaldata 
december 2017 by corrickwales

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