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Google records your location even when you tell it not to | Technology | The Guardian
To stop Google from saving these location markers, the company says, users can turn off another setting, one that does not specifically reference location information. Called “web and app activity” and enabled by default, that setting stores a variety of information from Google apps and websites to your Google account.

When paused, it will prevent activity on any device from being saved to your account. But leaving “web and app activity” on and turning “location history” off only prevents Google from adding your movements to the “timeline”, its visualization of your daily travels. It does not stop Google's collection of other location markers.
locationdata  google  privacy  dataprotection 
7 days ago by corrickwales
Microsoft calls for facial recognition technology rules given 'potential for abuse' | Technology | The Guardian
In a blog post on the company’s website on Friday, Microsoft president Brad Smith called for a congressional bipartisan “expert commission” to look into regulating the technology in the US.
facerecognition  facialrecognition  technology  regulation  privacy  Microsoft 
26 days ago by corrickwales
This fitness app lets anyone find names and addresses for thousands of soldiers and secret agents
Polar’s widely used fitness app endangers military personnel, intelligence operatives, and people who work at sites where nuclear weapons are stored.
locationdata  dataprotection  databreach  privacy 
5 weeks ago by corrickwales
CLAUDETTE - Machine Learning Powered Analysis of Consumer Contracts and Privacy Policies
CLAUDETTE, a research project aiming at automation of personal data and consumer law enforcement using machine learning!
AI  innovation  privacy  dataprotection  policies  law  machinelearning  GDPR  research 
5 weeks ago by corrickwales
HMRC takes 5 million taxpayers’ Voice IDs without consent – Big Brother Watch
Millions of callers to HMRC have been required to repeat the phrase, “My voice is my password” on an automated line before being able to access services. Big Brother Watch said taxpayers are being “railroaded into a mass ID scheme” as they are not given the choice to opt in or out, in a scheme that experts say breaches UK data protection laws.
surveillance  GDPR  privacy  voice  security  HMRC  example  UK  biometrics 
7 weeks ago by corrickwales
Data Rights Finder
Data Rights Finder helps you understand how organisations use data. It guides you through making requests to change how data about you is used.

We have information for the main banks, insurance providers, comparison websites, and financial services organisations.
GDPR  privacy  policies  banking  rights  tool  technology 
7 weeks ago by corrickwales
Amazon made a special version of Alexa for hotels with Echo speakers in their rooms - The Verge
Amazon says that “soon,” users will be able to temporarily link their own Amazon account with Echos that are running Alexa for Hospitality. That way you’ll have access to your music subscription from Amazon Music or Spotify or your audiobooks from Audible. “When a guest checks out, Alexa for Hospitality automatically disconnects their Amazon account from the in-room device.”
amazon  voice  technology  dataprotection  privacy  hotel  alexa 
8 weeks ago 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 
8 weeks ago by corrickwales
Privacy notice | ICO
This privacy notice tells you what to expect us to do with your personal information when you make contact with us or use one of our services.

This notice is layered. So, if you wish, you can easily select the reason we process your personal information and see what we do with it.
privacy  ICO  example  policy 
10 weeks ago by corrickwales
IAB Europe plans independent board to govern GDPR framework - Digiday
The Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe plans to establish an independent, nonprofit board of cross-industry stakeholders to govern the industry standard it devised for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

The plan is to give publishers, agencies, ad tech vendors and advertisers equal representation in voting on issues that arise as businesses start to comply with the IAB Europe and IAB Tech Lab’s Transparency & Consent Framework.
advertising  marketing  IAB  GDPR  privacy  dataprotection  business 
10 weeks ago by corrickwales
Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends - The New York Times
Data-sharing agreements allow manufacturers access to religion, political leaning, upcoming events and even information on friends that have specifically refused data sharing with third-parties, according to the Times
privacy  consent  datatransfer  facebook  personaldata 
11 weeks ago by corrickwales
AI Has a Big Privacy Problem And Europe's GDPR Is About to Expose It | Fortune
“Big data challenges purpose limitation, data minimization and data retention–most people never get rid of it with big data,” said Edwards. “It challenges transparency and the notion of consent, since you can’t consent lawfully without knowing to what purposes you’re consenting… Algorithmic transparency means you can see how the decision is reached, but you can’t with [machine-learning] systems because it’s not rule-based software.”
data  privacy  AI  GDPR  machinelearning  technology  innovation  dataprotection 
11 weeks ago by corrickwales
Axel Springer counters Google with its own consent management tool - Digiday
The German digital media group, which owns Business Insider, Bild and Welt, has spent the last 18 months developing a GDPR consent management tool, which can also be adapted to address cookie-consent requirements under the pending ePrivacy Regulation once it is finalized, according to the publisher.
cookies  GDPR  publishing  privacy  axelspringer  google  consent  innovation  technology 
11 weeks ago by corrickwales
Google, Facebook hit with serious GDPR complaints: Others will be soon | ZDNet
So Schrems's organization has made a series of four complaints with four different European privacy regulators, to make sure there is a coordinated investigation.

The first, over Android's "forced consent", was filed in France. Facebook is being complained about in Austria and its subsidiaries, WhatsApp and Instagram, are being targeted in north-German city Hamburg, and Belgium respectively.
maxschrems  GDPR  complaints  legalaction  privacy  google  facebook 
11 weeks ago by corrickwales
Google Facebook Face GDPR Privacy Complaints on 1st Day | Fortune
According to Schrems and his NOYB group, Google and Facebook are railroading users in this way.

“Facebook has even blocked accounts of users who have not given consent. In the end users only had the choice to delete the account or hit the ‘agree’ button–that’s not a free choice; it more reminds of a North Korean election process,” said Schrems in a statement. “Many users do not know yet that this annoying way of pushing people to consent is actually forbidden under GDPR in most cases.”
GDPR  dataprotection  maxschrems  facebook  google  privacy 
11 weeks ago by corrickwales
Facebook vs. Democracy by Stanford CDDRL | on SoundCloud
Francis Fukuyama in conversation with Frederic Filloux (Monday Note)on the latest development regarding social network platforms and democracy
democracy  facebook  dataprotection  privacy  technology  innovation  policy  politics 
may 2018 by corrickwales
European news sites are among the worst offenders when it comes to third-party cookies and content » Nieman Journalism Lab
Major news sites in seven countries averaged 81 third-party cookies per page, compared to 12 for other popular websites.
publishing  cookies  dataprotection  privacy  marketing 
may 2018 by corrickwales
Huge new Facebook data leak exposed intimate details of 3m users | New Scientist
Data from millions of Facebook users who used a popular personality app, including their answers to intimate questionnaires, was left exposed online for anyone to access, a New Scientist investigation has found.
facebook  privacy  dataprotection 
may 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
ISO/PC 317 - Consumer protection: privacy by design for consumer goods and services
Standardization in the field of consumer protection: privacy by design for consumer goods and services
privacy  standards  ISO  consumerprotection 
may 2018 by corrickwales
Publishers rebuke Google's interpretation of EU privacy law | Reuters
Google is the biggest vendor of the software and services that many newspapers and digital media firms use to sell ads on their websites and mobile apps.

As part of its plans for GDPR, Google would offload to publishers the burden of getting user consent for the data collection that is at the core of how Google’s ad-serving business operates.

The company has also irked publishers by saying that rather than being a “processor” of data as defined by GDPR, it wants to be a “controller,” giving it more ability to use information such as reader data for its own purposes.
privacy  GDPR  Google  marketing  advertising  publishing 
may 2018 by corrickwales
MPs threaten Mark Zuckerberg with summons over Facebook data | News | The Guardian
MPs have threatened to issue Mark Zuckerberg with a formal summons to appear in front of parliament when he next enters the UK, unless he voluntarily agrees to answer questions about the activities of his social network and the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Damian Collins, the chair of the parliamentary committee that is investigating online disinformation, said he was unhappy with the information the company had provided and wanted to hear evidence from the Facebook chief executive before parliament went into recess on 24 May.
facebook  cambridgeanalytica  privacy  parliament 
may 2018 by corrickwales
ICO consults on how it will use increased powers under upcoming data protection reform | ICO
ICO announces public consultation on how it conducts enforcement of new data protection powers, ending on June 28 2018 and subject to subsequent parliamentary approval
policy  consultation  ICO  dataprotection  regulation  privacy 
may 2018 by corrickwales
Tails - Privacy for anyone anywhere
Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a USB stick or a DVD.

It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity,
security  privacy  technology  software 
april 2018 by corrickwales
Charity fundraising enforcement action | ICO
Between 2015 and 2017, the ICO carried out an investigation into practices in charity fundraising and some charities’ compliance with the laws that protect privacy and prevent nuisance phone calls. This resulted in us fining 13 charities for breaking the law when handling donors’ personal information.
dataprotection  privacy  charities  fine  example  ICO  UK  fundraising 
april 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
Facebook Unveils New Privacy Settings; Urges Users to Share | Fortune
Will these changes make Facebook compliant? That remains to be seen—the EU’s privacy regulators no doubt will be studying them closely—but it certainly seems like Facebook is trying to steer people towards giving it as many permissions as possible.
facebook  GDPR  privacy  EU  policies 
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
Gmail’s new design will include a ‘Confidential Mode’ - The Verge
Google will introduce “Confidential Mode,” which lets Gmail users stop recipients from forwarding certain emails, or restricts the ability to copy, download, or print them.
email  google  confidentiality  security  privacy  gmail 
april 2018 by corrickwales
Russia's Telegram block hits web users
Four million IP addresses blocked in effort to disable Telegram in Russia
regulation  security  privacy  Russia  lawenforcement 
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
EU plans to pull ‘free’ digital services under consumer protection rules – EURACTIV.com
Digital services that collect users’ data, like Facebook and Gmail, will be pulled under EU consumer protection rules as part of a European Commission overhaul due next month. Possible sanctions will be raised to up to 4% of a company’s turnover.
privacy  dataprotection  consumerprotection  EU  rights  business 
march 2018 by corrickwales
Three Facebook users sue over collection of call, text history
Three users of the Facebook Messenger app sued Facebook (FB.O) on Tuesday, saying the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages, in the latest legal challenge facing the company.
facebook  privacy  dataprotection  legalaction 
march 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
Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company
The Information Commissioner is seeking a warrant to access Cambridge Analytica's servers after they fail to respond to her demands for access by an 18:00 deadline
ICO  regulation  cambridgeanalytica  UK  privacy 
march 2018 by corrickwales
Block chain: Is the GDPR out of date already? | Data Protection Blog | Kingsley Napley
A key feature of the majority of block chains is their immutability. Once a block has been verified and added to the chain, it may not be removed, edited or updated. Whilst in the vast majority of cases the data is protected by encryption and pseudonymisation, it is easy to envisage a situation in which an individual may want their data removed. With the majority of public block chain platforms, such a request would not be possible.
blockchain  GDPR  technology  rights  dataprotection  privacy 
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
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
Google receives 2.4m requests to delete search results
Google has complied with 43 per cent of all requests to delete search results.. Alongside the update, Google also published a research paper highlighting the difficulty of determining which search results are inaccurate, inadequate, irrelevant or excessive. It pointed out that two of the most popular targets of right to be forgotten requests were Companies House, a British website for financial disclosures, and the Boletin Oficial del Estado, where the Spanish government posts official notices.
google  privacy  legislation  rights  personaldata 
february 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
Europe seeks power to seize overseas data in challenge to tech giants
"If every country asserts extraterritorial jurisdiction ... then everybody gets everybody’s data."
privacy  lawenforcement  personaldata  regulation  legislation  EU 
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
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