Region: United States of America

Clearview must face biometrics lawsuits in Illinois, judge says

Controversial facial recognition company Clearview has had its request to dismiss or transfer three class action lawsuits it is facing denied by an Illinois judge.

13 August 2020

New Jersey Supreme Court backs compelled phone unlocking

In a judgment that differs from some other US courts, New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Fifth Amendment does not stop law enforcers from forcing individuals to grant access to their mobile phones.

12 August 2020

Third time lucky for EU/US data transfer deal?

The EU and US have begun discussions for an “enhanced” Privacy Shield that will comply with Schrems II, but experts fear that such a deal would undermine GDPR rights if the US refuses to curtail its surveillance practices.

11 August 2020

Telecoms companies under pressure for Black Lives Matters protestor surveillance

US lawmakers and a Federal Communications Commission member are investigating allegations that adtech data is being used to track and profile protestors.

11 August 2020

Community news roundup: data practices continue to grow

GDR’s latest in community news sees data hires across private practice, a new office in Silicon Valley, and an addition at the Pentagon.

07 August 2020

Capital One data breach fine signals cloud scrutiny

A US banking regulator has fined Capital One $80 million over problems with its cloud computing security processes that led to a massive data breach.

07 August 2020

Google CCPA lawsuit targets Android data monitoring

A New York resident says Google and parent company Alphabet monitored and collected Android users’ personal data without their knowledge.

07 August 2020

FTC commissioners bang the privacy drum at oversight hearing

Behavioural advertising, Schrems II, data security, the need for legislative overhaul and other privacy-related topics dominated the latest congressional oversight hearing of the US Federal Trade Commission.

06 August 2020

US senators introduce national BIPA bill

A recently introduced national version of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act would likely avoid contentious litigation about standing that has surrounded the state privacy law.

05 August 2020

Google’s early data strategy revealed

Internal documents show that Google executives turned to the company’s vast trove of data in the mid-2000s as part of a strategy to remain the world’s top search engine.

04 August 2020

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