Tag: Data privacy

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Neighbour wins privacy row over smart doorbell and cameras

A judge has ruled that security cameras and a Ring doorbell installed in a house in Oxfordshire “unjustifiably invaded” the privacy of a neighbour. Dr Mary Fairhurst claimed that the devices installed on the house of neighbour Jon Woodard broke data laws and contributed to harassment. The judge upheld both these claims. Mr Woodard now […]

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Clearview AI has scraped 10 billion photos from the web

Clearview appears to have ignored demands from social media companies to stop taking images from their platforms. Clearview AI has scraped over 10 billion photographs from people’s social media profiles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other platforms for its controversial facial-recognition tool. Clearview CEO Hoan Ton-That told Wired that a larger database of photos means […]

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No need to swap data for drinks, says privacy body

Customers should think carefully about handing over personal data when ordering food and drink via their mobile phones, the UK’s body overseeing data privacy suggests. Venues should only ask for data that is “relevant and necessary”, the ICO said. “I think it’s too easy to upload an app and straight away put your name, email […]

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TikTok fined a whopping €750,000 for “violating children’s privacy”

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has decided to fine TikTok a massive sum of money for non-compliance with certain provided guidelines. The video-sharing platform has been fined €750,000 as it has been found to violate the regulation present in Article 12(1) of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read via Neowin

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Blasé directors put business data at risk

Senior employees and company directors are putting their businesses and careers at grave risk with cavalier and blasé attitudes to cyber security, according to new statistics on insider threats produced by Egress. Its figures revealed that 78% of directors have intentionally shared data against company policy in the past 12 months, compared with just 10% […]

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UK to diverge from EU data protection rules, Johnson confirms

The United Kingdom will seek to diverge from EU data protection rules and establish their own ‘sovereign’ controls in the field, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday (3 February). His comments came despite the EU affirming that the UK should “fully respect EU data protection rules.” Read more via Euractiv

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