Global News Roundup: March 2–8, 2021

(Mar 8, 2021) In this week's global legislative roundup, IAPP Westin Research Fellow Sarah Rippy broke down Virginia's Consumer Data Protection Act signed into law March 2... Read More

Roundup: Africa, Australia, Canada, US and more

(Mar 8, 2021) In this week's global legislative roundup, IAPP Westin Research Fellow Sarah Rippy broke down Virginia's Consumer Data Protection Act signed into law March 2... Read More

Study warns deepfakes can fool facial recognition services

(Mar 8, 2021) Researchers at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea said commonly used deepfake-generating methods can fool facial recognition services, VentureBeat report... Read More

Facebook’s $650M BIPA settlement ‘a make-or-break moment’

(Mar 5, 2021) U.S. District Court Judge James Donato labeled Facebook’s $650 million class-action settlement over alleged Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act viola... Read More

Oklahoma House passes privacy legislation

(Mar 5, 2021) The Oklahoma House of Representatives approved the third reading of House Bill 1602, the Computer Data Privacy Act, with a vote of 85–11 and 5 abstentions Th... Read More

$650M BIPA settlement establishes ‘a new model’ benefiting class members

(Mar 5, 2021) Plaintiffs’ attorney Jay Edelson described Facebook’s $650 million class-action settlement over alleged Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act violation... Read More

Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, March 5, 2021

(Mar 5, 2021) Last week, I mentioned Bill C-11, the new federal law introduced by the federal government, appeared to have stalled in the legislative process. Then, Michae... Read More

Congress to consider facial recognition legislation

(Mar 4, 2021) U.S. Congress is on track to bring back the debate over a facial recognition ban, National Journal reports. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed i... Read More

Installation of facial recognition in Delhi schools raises privacy fears

(Mar 3, 2021) Digital rights advocates said facial recognition technology installed in at least a dozen schools in Delhi, India, is an invasion of children’s privacy, Reut... Read More

JetBlue, CBP facial recognition agreements detailed

(Mar 2, 2021) Vice reports documents reveal agreements between U.S. Customs and Border Protection and JetBlue for facial recognition at boarding. A memorandum of understan... Read More