Tag: privacy concerns

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Convenience store spy cameras face legal challenge

The Southern Co-Op chain is facing a legal challenge to its use of facial recognition technology to cut crime. Big Brother Watch has complained to the Information Commissioner’s Office about biometric surveillance at its shops. The privacy campaign group says the system at the convenience stores breaches data protection and people may end up on […]

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Google moves to make Android apps more private

Google’s plan to limit data tracking on its Chrome browser has been extended to cover apps on its Android-based smartphones. Its so-called Privacy Sandbox project aims to curb the amount of user data that advertisers can gather. Rival Apple now forces app developers to ask permission from users before tracking them. The news will be […]

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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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