Health care entities argue HIPAA exemption in Illinois BIPA cases

(Sep 26, 2023) WAND TV reports the Illinois Supreme Court will determine whether health care providers can invoke a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act exem... Read More

Social account uses facial recognition to dox other users

(Sep 25, 2023) A TikTok user allegedly used commercial facial recognition software PimEyes to dox other users who appear in viral videos, 404 Media reports. The user would ... Read More

OPC highlights potential facial recognition expansion for passport renewals

(Sep 22, 2023) As part of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's 2022-2023 annual report, the regulator consulted Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada a... Read More

Downgraded privacy makes age verification palatable

(Sep 21, 2023) In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, MeWe founder Mark Weinstein supported age verification on his and other social media platforms and said "privacy as ... Read More

'Watershed moment' for data protection in Kenya

(Sep 20, 2023) Thousands of Kenyans lined up in front of the Kenyatta International Conference Centre 1 Aug. eager to exchange their iris scans for approximately USD50 from... Read More

BNSF Railway reaches Illinois BIPA settlement

(Sep 19, 2023) Reuters reports BNSF Railway reached an undisclosed settlement over Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act claims. The rail operator's deal with plaintif... Read More

Worldcoin case a 'watershed moment' for data protection in Kenya

(Sep 15, 2023) On 1 Aug., thousands of Kenyans Read More

US GAO recommends changes to law enforcement facial recognition use

(Sep 14, 2023) The U.S. Government Accountability Office found seven law enforcement agencies in the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice reported using facial reco... Read More

Facebook, Google may have unreleased biometrics capabilities

(Sep 11, 2023) The New York Times reports engineers at Google and Facebook created tools several years ago that they claim could recognize and name any face, but have yet t... Read More

Australian police wants database donations to combat CSAM

(Sep 7, 2023) The Australian Federal Police is soliciting donations of childhood photos to build a database that will help suppress child sexual abuse material, the Guardi... Read More