US House passes bill for IoT, cybersecurity guides

(Sep 17, 2020) The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill calling for the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Office of Management and Budget to dev... Read More

The GDPR Catch-22 in the Dutch COVID-19 contact-tracing app

(Sep 10, 2020) Last week, the Dutch Parliament voted in favor of an amendment to a bill regulating use of the Dutch COVID-19 contact-tracing application, which would improv... Read More

Smart meter data deal risks Australia, NZ consumer privacy

(Sep 10, 2020) ABC News reports a partnership between Amazon and New Zealand utility company Vector will result in the sharing of personal data from smart meters in the hom... Read More

Op-ed: Privacy considerations for Amazon's Halo tracker

(Aug 31, 2020) In an op-ed for CNBC, Omada Health Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer Lucia Savage writes about the privacy issues that are likely to come from Read More

Amazon launches fitness tracking system

(Aug 28, 2020) CNET reports Amazon released its Halo fitness band and application. Halo charts various health metrics, including exercise, sleep, body fat and voice analysi... Read More

Police requests for data from smart devices, wearables on the rise

(Aug 25, 2020) Wired reports U.S. law enforcement increased its requests for personal data from manufacturers of smart devices and wearables to use for investigations. Amaz... Read More

MIT researchers roll out privacy-friendly care facility tracking

(Aug 25, 2020) TechCrunch reports researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab devised a wireless system that allows for contact-free tracking of p... Read More

OPC releases guidance to IoT makers

(Aug 21, 2020) The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada published guidance for manufacturers of Internet of Things devices. The OPC explains the guidance is specifi... Read More

Consumer Reports' tests identify security, privacy issues in video doorbells

(Aug 14, 2020) Consumer Reports’ data security and data privacy tests of 24 video doorbells found vulnerabilities in five models from four brands. Consumer Reports says the... Read More

GAO outlines facial recognition's privacy concerns

(Aug 12, 2020) The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a Read More