Garante serves up 2.5M euro fine over gig worker privacy

(Aug 4, 2021) Italy's data protection authority, the Garante, issued a 2.5 million euro fine to food delivery service Deliveroo for improperly processing workers' personal... Read More

Digital Envoy acquires location data broker X-Mode

(Aug 4, 2021) IP intelligence company Digital Envoy is acquiring location data broker X-Mode Social, The Wall Street Journal reports. X-Mode, which was Read More

International search for protest suspects exposes ‘emerging global surveillance system’

(Aug 2, 2021) The New York Times reports an international eight-month search for a Minnesota couple believed to have participated in destructive protests “exposed an emerg... Read More

NYC Council approves food delivery data-sharing bill

(Jul 30, 2021) The New York City Council approved a bill requi... Read More

Food delivery platforms, activists oppose data sharing bill proposed in NYC

(Jul 29, 2021) A bill under consideration by the New York City Council to require online food delivery platforms to share data with establishments is raising objections fro... Read More

Two airports in Japan using facial recognition at checkpoints

(Jul 22, 2021) Japan’s Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport installed facial recognition technology at baggage and security checkpoints, The Japan Times reports.... 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

Church official resigns after cellphone data allegedly tracked dating app use

(Jul 21, 2021) General secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill resigned after a Catholic media site said it accessed cellphone data a... 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

Maine law bans facial recognition from schools, law enforcement use

(Jul 1, 2021) Maine passed a law banning facial recognition technology from schools and use by government officials and employees, including law enforcement with limited e... Read More