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Naomi Lefkovitz wins IAPP's Vanguard Award
The IAPP selected the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology's Naomi Lefkovitz as the recipient of the 2020 IAPP Vanguard Award. Lefkovitz is a senior privacy policy advisor for NIST's Information Technology Lab, which worked to devise NIST's Privacy Framework, along with other guidance...
US senators advised to stop using Zoom
U.S. senators have been warned not to use the Zoom video conferencing platform, the Financial Times reports. The Senate sergeant at arms advised senators to find an alternative to the platform. Meanwhile, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking the agency to inv...
FTC's Smith discusses AI, algorithm usage
In an agency blog post, U.S. Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Andrew Smith addresses the utilization of artificial intelligence and algorithms across industries. Smith goes on to outline key considerations when applying AI tools, including appropriate application to th...
Twitter to share more user data with advertisers
The Verge reports Twitter informed all non-EU users it has eliminated the option to block certain data sharing between the platform and advertisers. Disabling control of "mobile app advertising measurements" allows Twitter to show advertisers that users are seeing and interacting with ads. EU Twitte...
Lawsuit calls for Clearview AI to destroy data
Illinois resident David Mutnick is asking a federal judge to order Clearview AI to stop collecting biometric data about state residents and destroy data already collected, MediaPost reports. Mutnick filed a class-action lawsuit against the facial-recognition company in January and is now seeking the...
Database exposes 95M Maropost email records
An unsecured Maropost database exposed 95 million email records belonging to the marketing platform, CyberNews reports. The logs contained email addresses of clients and customers, the date and time they were sent, and between whom. The CyberNews research team discovered the database, left on a publ...