China publishes draft facial recognition rules

China’s data regulator has opened comments on proposed rules governing the use of facial recognition technology in public places, placing strict limits on its use by private entities.

09 August 2023

CPPA fights back against court-ordered enforcement delay

California’s privacy authority has filed a petition to overturn a court decision that paused enforcement of new regulations, saying the order left consumers without privacy protections.

08 August 2023

Google fails to shake Incognito tracking lawsuit

A California federal judge has rejected Google’s attempt to throw out a $5 billion class action alleging the internet giant deceptively collected user data through its incognito mode.

08 August 2023

Russian taxi app faces data transfer ban

The Finnish and Norwegian data regulators have issued an order blocking a Russian-owned taxi service app from transferring data back to the country, voicing concerns about a new Russian law that could provide its national security forces with access to the app’s data.

08 August 2023

Meta and Norway clash over targeted advertising

Meta has filed a request for an injunction to pause Norway’s ruling against its behavioural marketing business, as the regulator announces its intention to start fining the social media giant NOK 1 million a day.

08 August 2023

Liberty loses Investigatory Powers Act challenge

The Court of Appeal has ruled against all but one of the arguments put forward by NGO Liberty in its latest challenge against the national surveillance bill.

07 August 2023

Court-ordered pause doesn’t halt CPPA enforcement

The California Privacy Protection Agency’s review of connected vehicles’ data privacy policies signals the regulator’s efforts are continuing despite a state court delaying some of its enforcement abilities.

07 August 2023

Blackstone’s billions and the AI company that never was: AI newsletter 7 August 2023

The flood of public statements by tech companies seeking to preserve as much freedom as possible without setting themselves wholly at odds with governments over regulation continues, as those authorities cast around for views on just what regulation would even look like. The money, as always, speaks louder, and the biggest global companies are turning their attention to what AI could mean for their bottom line.

07 August 2023

India inches closer to data protection legislation

The introduction of India’s personal data protection bill to the country’s parliament is the latest step in a six-year long process to enact overall Indian data protection legislation.

04 August 2023

ESPN wiretapping claims arbitrated: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 4 August 2023

Class action alleging’s use of Oracle analytics software violated a Pennsylvania wiretapping law sent to arbitration; motion to dismiss hearing is set for Tesla spying class action.

04 August 2023

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