Aug 272019
 August 27, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business

Reuters reports:

Microsoft is remotely collecting data from users of Windows Home and Windows Pro, in a potential breach of privacy rules, the Dutch Data Protection Agency (DPA) said on Tuesday.

The DPA said it had found the practices while it was testing privacy protection changes in Windows made last year by Microsoft at the agency’s request.

Read more on Reuters (Ca).

Aug 272019
 August 27, 2019  Posted by  Business, Featured News

Craig Silverman reports:

Facebook has until Sept. 30 to provide data it promised to academic researchers or a consortium of funders will cease to support the project, BuzzFeed News has learned.

The deadline is contained in a soon-to-be-released statement from the Social Science Research Council, a nonprofit that has worked to administer the proposal and grant process as part of a larger project to provide Facebook data to academics.

Read more on BuzzFeed.

Aug 272019
 August 27, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Hasan Chowdhury reports:

Facebook could come under fresh scrutiny over privacy concerns  after the company admitted that audio clips sent by some users in Europe had been collected and transcribed without their consent.

The social media giant came under fire earlier this month after it emerged that it had hired hundreds of third-party contractors to transcribe clips of audio sent via its Messenger app.

Read more on The Telegraph.

Aug 272019
 August 27, 2019  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online

From Fox Rothschild:

Shortly after the recent video surveillance guidance from the EDPB, the Information Commissioner of the Isle of Man published an updated CCTV data protection guidance.

Key takeaways for controllers:

General Considerations and Governance:
    • CCTV images identify living individuals and are, therefore, personal data. This means that the use of CCTV will be covered by data protection law, regardless of the size of the system or organization.
    • There must be a lawful reason for considering the use of CCTV, such as crime prevention and detection, health and safety of workers or the public, property security.

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