Privacy Update for the 22nd November 2019

In the news this week:

The GDPR enforcement tracker from CMS Law had been updated to allow for sorting and filtering by country and GDPR article. It also references the GDPR articles mentioned in the regulatory actions.

Microsoft changes terms after investigation by the EDPS. The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security also found similar issues in Microsoft’s contracts.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Police Can’t Force You to Tell Them Your Password.

Indian cafe’s facial recognition use sparks anger.

How Washington state lawmakers plan to regulate data privacy and facial recognition.

Facebook Seeks Dismissal Of Location Privacy Class-Action in San Francisco.

Congratulations to Switzerland and Serbia becoming 35th and 36th signatories of Council of Europe data protection Convention 108+

Senators Demand Information from Amazon on Ring and Surveillance.

Google has announced that it will no longer describe the type of content on an app or webpage when conducting auctions for ads as a result of “engagement with data protection authorities”.

Most Australians oppose data harvesting and sale by apps and websites says poll.

Facebook claims users sign up because they want to see personalized ads, Max Schrems disagrees as do Austrians in survey.

Amnesty slams Facebook, Google over ‘pervasive surveillance’ business model in their report “”Surveillance Giants: How the Business Model of Google and Facebook Threatens Human Rights”.

Consolidation in the privacy technology market continues as OneTrust acquire IAPP’s Privacy Core training and TrustArc acquire Nymity.


Previous Privacy Updates can be found here.


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