United Nations special rapporteur Joseph Cannataci has said African countries should further protect individuals’ privacy rights, as governments across the continent roll out stricter surveillance measures.
The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation have faced difficulties in getting answers from a Google executive about its use of consumer data, as part of a hearing on how tech companies use algorithms and data to persuade users to stay on their platforms.
US senators Amy Klobuchar and Lisa Murkowski have introduced bipartisan legislation that would regulate how tech companies use consumer health data.
Bipartisan US federal legislation would require social media companies and other major online platforms to disclose how they are monetising user data.
The New York assembly has placed a temporary moratorium on the state’s schools from using or purchasing facial recognition technology, and directed the New York State Department of Education to study the issue and propose regulations.
A US federal court has allowed a putative class action resulting from a data breach that affected nearly 30 million Facebook users to continue.
Requiring data interoperability may enable the social benefits of technology efficiencies while resolving competition concerns, an author of an EU report on digital markets has said.
A data privacy law recently passed in Maine prohibits internet service providers from using customer personal information without consent, but nothing in the legislation explicitly states how the new rules will be enforced.
Brazil’s Supreme Court is set to rule on whether using evidence obtained from WhatsApp messages without user permission would violate the constitutional right to confidentiality of communications.
Hub Parking Technology has sued its insurer over its failure to honour a cyberinsurance policy following a data breach class action.