General Privacy & Data Security News & Developments

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“Obscuring your face does not hide you from facial recognition systems, researchers have found.”

“A group from the Max Planck Institute found that blurred images were still individually identifiable with just a few non-obscured images to train from. With the proliferation of images on social networks, it is possible that almost anyone’s blurred

“[T]he customer is king. And data sharing increases comfort and convenience for customers, improves products and services, and contributes to achieving societal goals such as improving road safety, reducing fuel consumption and facilitating traffic management,” says Eric-Mark Huitema Director General of European Automobile Manufacturers’​ Association (ACEA).

“[The] principle that should guide the future framework for

Consent seems to be the hardest word.

“Ad tech companies are investing in better consent and preference experiences for end users simply because they have no other choice but to try and emerge as brands that end users can safely trust,” says Romain Gauthier Gauthier, CEO and co-founder of French consent management platform Didomi.

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“Canada Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien said key parts of the proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA, also known as Bill C-11) won’t increase consumers’ control over their data. He suggested quick and effective remedies for violating the law and encouraged innovation.

“[The CPPA “leaves out an important facet of our current legislation, the idea that

“A vast body of research has shown [mobility] data is highly reidentifiable. Previously, researchers showed that knowing four random points of someone’s trajectory points, such as when and where you take your morning coffee, was enough to uniquely identify that person 95% of the time in a dataset of 1.5 million people. Other studies have

Do you know that your car knows if you are 2fast2furious?

The California Senate Judiciary Committee approved with bipartisan support SB 346, a bill by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) regarding consumer choice related to the installation and use of in-vehicle cameras.

Key points:
  • Require that consumers be prominently informed at the time of purchase if

I’ll take it as a yes? You still need notice and consent even when using email-based identifiers.

The age of email-based identifiers is nigh. But are these cookie replacements actually as transparent about consent as promised? Digiday’s Kate Kaye says maybe not.

“Because many identity technologies, including Unified ID 2.0, use email addresses and other