Tag: Data privacy

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Safer Internet Day 2022

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Safer Internet Day 2022 is on 8th February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘All […]

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Europol Data Pool Must be Deleted, Says EU Watchdog

The vast trove of data at its disposal put Europol at the heart of a major 21st century debate – the importance of privacy versus security. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has ordered Europol to delete a major reserve of data gathered from criminal investigations. Europol, the law enforcement agency for the European Union, […]

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Facial Recognition Firm Facing £17m ICO Data Handling Fine

The company has been ordered to stop data processing after the ICO warned of a substantial privacy fine for the mishandling of collected facial data in the UK. Australian Facial recognition company Clearview AI is facing a £17 million fine for its mishandling on user data in the UK. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced […]

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Google wins £3bn legal fight over iPhone ‘data misuse’

A £3 billion legal claim against Google over claims it secretly tracked the internet activity of millions of iPhone users has been blocked by the UK’s highest court. Former Which? director Richard Lloyd wanted to bring a “representative action” against the US-based tech giant on behalf of around 4.4 million people in England and Wales. […]

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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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