Region: United States of America

Zoom settles privacy class action

Zoom has agreed to end a US class action lawsuit that alleged it breached user privacy, made misleading statements about its encryption standards and failed to prevent hacking.

02 August 2021

Privacy takes a back seat at FTC congressional hearing

Statements by US Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan indicate that competition, a drive for additional resources, and internal spats with other commissioners could take precedence over data-related issues under her leadership.

29 July 2021

Can big data help detect biological weapons?

The US Department of Homeland Security is building a system that would help law enforcers use data analytics to detect biological weapons – but internal reports suggest that the equipment may not work as planned.

28 July 2021

US congressional staffers resume work on federal privacy legislation

Congressional staffers have resumed work on a US general data privacy framework, as stakeholders put more pressure on lawmakers to pass what they say is a necessary element to maintaining transatlantic data flows.

26 July 2021

Data breach roundup 23 July 2021

GDR rounds up recent major data breaches – featuring NSO Group, Aramco and Morgan Stanley.

23 July 2021

US pushing to regain EU adequacy

The US is prioritising negotiations with the European Commission to reinstate a post-Schrems II transatlantic adequacy deal.

22 July 2021

Facial recognition scrutinised by US lawmakers

US lawmakers have expressed a bipartisan consensus for the need of facial recognition regulation, following the release of an internal government report showing that federal law enforcers use the technology with little to no oversight – but Congress has proposed little in the way of concrete solutions.

14 July 2021

Derivatives repository fined over data breaches

The EU securities markets watchdog has fined the UK branch of a major securities depository for data integrity failures.

14 July 2021

Canada privacy law catches Google Search

Canada’s federal court has ruled that Google’s use of personal information to present search results makes its search engine subject to the country’s privacy law – a judgment that could affect Canadians’ right to be forgotten.

12 July 2021

Sweeping Biden order takes action on data privacy and portability

Tougher data privacy and portability regulations are among 72 initiatives announced by US President Joe Biden in an executive order aimed at increasing competition.

09 July 2021

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