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Ad tech data practices “unlawful”, ICO says

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has slammed “unlawful” data practices in the ad tech ecosystem but has stopped short of taking action against industry players.

21 June 2019

US legislators and law enforcers seek to centralise business info

US law enforcers, some industry players and members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs have expressed widespread agreement over the last month that beneficial ownership information for US-registered companies should be centralised in a federal database....

21 June 2019

French court overrules Guadeloupe algorithm disclosure order

France’s highest administrative court has annulled a judgment that had ordered a university to make its candidate selection algorithm public.

21 June 2019

ICO on consent: “we’ve got to do more”

A senior Information Commissioner’s Office official has told a UK parliamentary human rights committee that the regulator is working to improve the way companies collect consumer consent for data processing.

20 June 2019

Privacy policy not a contract, US judge rules

A US federal court has dismissed a class action complaint against Delta Air Lines and its software provider that claimed that the airline’s failure to inform customers of a data breach gave rise to a breach of contract.

20 June 2019

Caribbean states to access Facebook data in wake of hurricanes

With hurricane season under way, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States has partnered with Facebook to access the company’s “disaster maps” feature.

20 June 2019

Cambridge Analytica litigator joins Crowell & Moring

Laurence Winston has joined the London office of Crowell & Moring from Squire Patton Boggs.

20 June 2019

UK ranks sixth worldwide in AI patent applicants

The UK government has said it is committed to boosting the UK’s artificial intelligence sector and that the number of AI patent applications made in the UK is growing rapidly.

20 June 2019

Legislators air privacy concerns as Facebook releases cryptocurrency plans

Facebook’s plans to release cryptocurrency Libra, which it hopes will rival the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum, have been met with criticism from US legislators who say the company has provided insufficient information about privacy practices relating to the currency.

19 June 2019

Appeals court slaps down Facebook biometric lawsuit

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a putative class action alleging that Facebook unlawfully collected biometric data through its facial recognition software.

19 June 2019