Google seeks dismissal of 'duplicate' BIPA suits

(Jun 25, 2020) BiometricUpdate.com reports Google is seeking the dismissal of redundant lawsuits under Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act. In court filings, Google... Read More

IRS employed cellphone tracking for investigations

(Jun 22, 2020) The Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. Internal Revenue Service previously obtained access to the locations of millions of American cellphones to track and... Read More

CJEU rules against Hungary NGO funding law

(Jun 19, 2020) The New York Times reports the Court of Justice of the European Union decided Hungary's law on restricting funding for non-governmental organizations is unla... Read More

Notes from the IAPP Europe Managing Director, 19 June 2020

(Jun 18, 2020) Shaping Europe’s digital future seems to be top of mind across the board. You’ll recall that in February the European Commission published its visionary comm... Read More

Kelber suggests German government has data protection holes

(Jun 18, 2020) Euractiv reports Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Ulrich Kelber called out the German government for alleged lapses in dat... Read More

Australia rolling out facial recognition trials nationwide

(Jun 18, 2020) ABC News reports Australia has begun increasing public surveillance with facial recognition technology throughout the country. Law enforcement from all Austr... Read More

Kominfo details population data access agreement

(Jun 18, 2020) Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Kominfo, clarified the data access agreement between the Ministry of Home Affairs and 13 pr... Read More

Rep. seeks details on Amazon's facial recognition ban

(Jun 18, 2020) CNBC reports U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos requesting further explanation of the Big Tech company's recently annou... Read More

Government building DNA database on Chinese males

(Jun 18, 2020) The New York Times reports the Chinese government is increasing public surveillance by assembling a DNA database for the country's male population. The datab... Read More

NYC Council set to vote on public surveillance bill

(Jun 17, 2020) The New York City Council announced its intentions to vote on the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology Act. The bill calls for the New York Police Dep... Read More