US states tying unemployment benefits to facial recognition

(Jul 30, 2021) CNN reports on the moves by U.S. state governments to use facial recognition to verify applications for and collection of unemployment benefits. As of July 1... Read More

Spain issues 2.5M euro GDPR fine and more enforcement news

(Jul 29, 2021) France's data protection authority, the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés, Read More

Report: Privacy gaps in WeChat banking programs

(Jul 26, 2021) The South China Morning Post reports potential user privacy issues have surfaced from messaging platform WeChat's online banking programs. The National Compu... Read More

A look at privacy and payment apps

(Jul 22, 2021) The Washington Post compared major features of digital payment applications, saying none “earn a ringing endorsement” for privacy. Of the top eight apps revi... Read More

RBI imposes restrictions against Mastercard over data requirements

(Jul 15, 2021) The Reserve Bank of India imposed restrictions against Mastercard Asia after the bank found it failed to comply with requirements of the Storage of Payment S... Read More

Concerns grow over kids' debit app's data collection

(Jul 8, 2021) Vice reports on the potential children's privacy pitfalls associated with financial technology application Greenlight, a kids' finance platform. According to... Read More

Privacy concerns surround refunds for cancelled Canadian Grand Prix

(Jun 24, 2021) CBC News reports on the privacy concerns surrounding refunds for the cancelled 2020 Canadian Grand Prix. After the race was called off due to the COVID-19 pa... Read More

Sen. calls for review of IRS data security practices, procedures

(Jun 22, 2021) Following the unauthorized disclosure of confidential tax returns to a media outlet, U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, requested a review of the Internal Revenu... Read More

Kroll releases '2021 Data Breach Outlook'

(Jun 18, 2021) Digital service provider Kroll published its "2021 Data Breach Outlook," which reviewed the effects of data breaches on its clients in 2020. The report shows... Read More

Norwegian DPA issues NOK 5M fine and other EU enforcement news

(Jun 17, 2021) Norway's data protection authority, Datatilsynet, Read More