SC Magazine
Tiktok could be at risk of another privacy fine

Tiktok could be at risk of another privacy fine

TikTok’s continued use of HTTP to move sensitive data across the internet is allowing the videos and other content being sent by the app’s users to be tracked and altered, according to two web developers. Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk noted in a blog that the CDN ...
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SSRN
Brexit will erode the right to be forgotten, writes Oxford's Aidinlis

Brexit will erode the right to be forgotten, writes Oxford’s Aidinlis

Will Brexit diminish digital rights protection in the UK or are domestic institutions better-placed to deliver such protection unencumbered by the oversight of EU institutions? [Stergios Aidinlis's] article scrutinises the validity of conflicting arguments about the future of human rights protection in the UK by reference to a ...
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The Guardian
UK's ICO OK with use of phone data for COVID-19
/ COVID-19, Privacy commentary, UK

UK’s ICO OK with use of phone data for COVID-19

The UK’s privacy watchdog has said the government can legally use personal data from people’s mobile phones to track and monitor behaviour if it helps fight the spread of coronavirus. It emerged last week that the government was in talks with UK mobile phone companies to potentially use ...
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The New York Times
Privacy "plummets" with COVID-19 crisis

Privacy “plummets” with COVID-19 crisis

In South Korea, government agencies are harnessing surveillance-camera footage, smartphone location data and credit card purchase records to help trace the recent movements of coronavirus patients and establish virus transmission chains. In Lombardy, Italy, the authorities are analyzing location data transmitted by citizens’ mobile phones to determine how ...
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The European Data Protection Board
EDPB issues statement on COVID-19
/ COVID-19, Privacy commentary

EDPB issues statement on COVID-19

Governments, public and private organisations throughout Europe are taking measures to contain and mitigate COVID-19. This can involve the processing of different types of personal data. Andrea Jelinek, Chair of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), said: “Data protection rules (such as GDPR) do not hinder measures taken ...
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Information Commissioner's Office (UK)
UK's ICO will be "reasonable and pragmatic" given COVID-19
/ COVID-19, Privacy commentary

UK’s ICO will be “reasonable and pragmatic” given COVID-19

We all share the same concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The need for public bodies and health practitioners to be able to communicate directly with people when dealing with this type of health emergency has never been greater. Data protection and electronic communication laws do ...
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NL Times
Dutch DPA reports 80% spike in complaints
/ Netherlands, Privacy commentary

Dutch DPA reports 80% spike in complaints

The number of complaints about a possible privacy violation sent to the Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP) increased by a massive 79 percent to 27,800 last year. The majority of complaints involved a violation of the right to privacy - the right to inspect information about yourself, or ...
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Politico
GDPR feared to be 'toothless' against big tech
/ Privacy commentary

GDPR feared to be ‘toothless’ against big tech

More than 18 months after the European Union began implementing the world’s toughest privacy law, the bloc's ability to rein in Big Tech is increasingly in doubt amid growing frustration over a lack of enforcement actions and weak cooperation on investigations. Passed in May 2018, the General Data ...
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