Data privacy

AI essential to Facebook, Zuckerberg says

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said the company uses artificial intelligence to protect user data – with its chief privacy officer and Google's general counsel also backing calls for uniform US federal privacy legislation.

24 October 2018

ICDPPC unveils AI guidelines

An international grouping of data privacy watchdogs and a group of NGOs have stressed the importance of transparency in separate advisory guidelines.

24 October 2018

MEPs clash on ePrivacy and Privacy Shield

Members of the European Parliament butted heads today over the delayed ePrivacy Regulation and the proposed suspension of the Privacy Shield, ahead of a vote on a resolution on Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook user data.

23 October 2018

US-EU privacy relationship moving towards “healthy” tension, says Dixon

Ireland’s data protection commissioner Helen Dixon has said that a positive outcome of the “fraught issue” of data transfers is that the US and Europe better understand each other’s approaches to privacy.

23 October 2018

Jelinek: “Trust is the new gold”

European Data Protection Board chair Andrea Jelinek today emphasised the importance of trust to businesses that process personal data, following the publication of a Hong Kong report that urged companies to implement ethics by design.

23 October 2018

EPIC challenges Google algorithmic search technique

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has told a US federal appeals court that the reliability of Google’s email screening techniques needs to be tested in order to protect user privacy.

23 October 2018

UK supermarket loses appeal against data breach vicarious liability

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has held supermarket Morrisons liable for a rogue employee’s leak of thousands of individuals’ personal data – despite arguments that pointed to the enormous burden it would create for innocent employers.

22 October 2018

King & Spalding adds two data partners to DC office

King & Spalding has added two partners to its data and security team in Washington, DC, a week after hiring a cybercrime expert from the US Department of Justice.

19 October 2018

SEC sounds the alarm on email fraud

The US Securities and Exchange Commission will take no action against nine public companies that lost $100 million through email fraud, but warned that regulated companies may need to reassess their accounting controls in light of emerging cyber risks.

18 October 2018

Twitter facing investigation by Irish enforcer

The Irish Data Protection Commission has launched an investigation into Twitter after an academic complained that the social media company had not given him information he had requested regarding its link shortening service.

16 October 2018

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