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The New York Times
Consumers should live in a world where they are paid for their data, says Professor Dawn Song

Consumers should live in a world where they are paid for their data, says Professor Dawn Song

Data is valuable — something that companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon realized far earlier than most consumers did. But computer scientists have been working on alternative models, even as the public has grown weary of having their data used and abused. Dawn Song, a professor at the ...
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ZDNet
Edward Snowden underwhelmed by GDPR, says more fines are needed
/ GDPR, Privacy commentary

Edward Snowden underwhelmed by GDPR, says more fines are needed

"This is a good piece of legislation in terms of the effort they are trying to do. Is GDPR the correct solution? I think no and I think the mistake it makes is actually in the name; the General Data Protection Regulation misplaces the problem," Snowden told the ...
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The Irish Examiner
Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs potentially facing a EUR 1 million data privacy fine
/ Investigations, Ireland

Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs potentially facing a EUR 1 million data privacy fine

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) is facing a possible investigation and potential €1m fines over the mandatory requirement to hold a public services card in order to access the new National Childcare Scheme. The Irish Examiner has learned that the Data Protection Commissioner has written ...
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The Star
Kenya passes new data protection law, with 3 million shilling fines for breaches
/ Kenya, Legislative developments

Kenya passes new data protection law, with 3 million shilling fines for breaches

Signed on Friday, the law provides for the legal framework for the protection of a person’s privacy in instances where personal information is collected, stored, used or processed by another person. The Bill follows the path taken by the European Union in enacting the General Data Protection Regulation ...
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Global News
Fines of up to CAD 100,000 for data breaches in Canada
/ Canada, Fines news, PIPEDA

Fines of up to CAD 100,000 for data breaches in Canada

After more than three years of legislative fine-tuning, Canadian businesses will be required as of Thursday to alert their customers and the federal privacy watchdog if there’s a danger that personal information under an organization’s control has fallen into the wrong hands. Failure to report the potential for ...
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CIO Review
Enrique Fernandez-Pino suggests five culture 'hacks' to avoid GDPR fines

Enrique Fernandez-Pino suggests five culture ‘hacks’ to avoid GDPR fines

"It has now been over a year since the introduction of the new GDPR legislation, and we have just learnt that British Airways (BA) is facing a fine of up to £183m from the ICO. However, other than increasing the government’s coffers and knocking down a few percent ...
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Fin24.com
YouTube reportedly to agree USD 150 million fine with Federal Trade Commission for child privacy allegations
/ Fines, Fines news, United States

YouTube reportedly to agree USD 150 million fine with Federal Trade Commission for child privacy allegations

Google's YouTube has agreed to pay more than [USD] $150m to resolve United States allegations that it violated children's privacy laws, according to a person familiar with the matter. The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission resolves a probe into whether the video service broke a law that ...
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