Privacy Update 30th August 2019

In this week’s news: 

Apple ‘sorry’ that workers listened to Siri voice recordings, 300 contractor jobs go

To protect customers, Japan to introduce tougher rules for tech giants

Bulgarian DPA issues a fine of €2.6 million will be imposed by the Bulgarian DPA (in Bulgarian) on the National Revenue Agency (NRA) for the leakage of personal data of nearly 5 million Bulgarians in the hacking attack announced on 15 July. NRA have appealed the fine. 

Bulgarian DPA fines €511,200 against DSK Bank EAD (in Bulgarian) for inappropriate Technical and Organisational Measures. 

Iceland to launch Facebook probe over audio transcribing (Paywall).

Dutch privacy regulator asks Irish counterpart to investigate Microsoft.

ePrivacy: “Current draft does not guarantee high level of protection and cannot be supported”, German government states.

Gartner exposed 1TB of data online.

Slate investigates privacy issues around DNA tests from the likes of 23andme. 

Lawsuit claims Whole Foods Market violates employees’ privacy rights by collecting fingerprints. 

Singapore strengthens protection around National Identity number from tomorrow. 

FOI request reveals primary UK data breach drivers. 

Labour ‘failing on digital rights’, say campaignersSky News covers the piece

UK regulator warns online advertisers over use of personal data (Paywall).

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