Microsoft closes LinkedIn service in China, citing challenging compliance environment

(Oct 15, 2021) Microsoft is closing the version of its LinkedIn professional networking site that operates in China, The Wall Street Journal reports. LinkedIn said the deci... Read More

Australia proposes Ransomware Action Plan

(Oct 14, 2021) Australia's government released its draft Ransomware Action Plan, a comprehensive framework for dealing with all facets of Read More

NZ privacy commissioner outlines regulation of biometrics

(Oct 14, 2021) The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand published a white paper outlining how the Privacy Act covers the use of biometric technologies. Accordi... Read More

OAIC rules against convenience store's facial recognition

(Oct 14, 2021) The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner published a decision against the use of facial recognition technology by convenience store chain 7-Elev... Read More

Advocacy group pitches privacy principles for NZ vaccine certificates

(Oct 14, 2021) The Privacy Foundation New Zealand's Health Care and Policy Working Group published proposed privacy principles around New Zealand's COVID-19 vaccine certifi... Read More

Concerns raised over Australia's COVID-19 quarantine apps

(Oct 14, 2021) The Guardian reports Australian human rights groups are sounding the alarm over potential privacy issues connected to various COVID-19 quarantine application... Read More

China’s draft algorithm regulations: A first for consumer privacy

(Oct 13, 2021) The People’s Republic of China broke new ground by Read More

An outline of China's draft regulations on algorithms

(Oct 13, 2021) The People’s Republic of China broke new ground by announcing first-of-their-kind draft regulations on the widespread use of algorithmic recommendation techn... Read More

Fertility clinic ransomware attack impacts 350K patients; password-stealing attacks up 45%

(Oct 13, 2021) A fertility clinic owned by Quest Diagnostics Read More

Global News Roundup: Oct. 5-Oct. 12, 2021

(Oct 12, 2021) The European Commission drafted rules that will force Big Tech companies to disclose how political groups execute targeted advertising. In India, the Joint P... Read More