Jun 072023
 June 7, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Govt, Laws, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

AP reports: Microsoft will pay a fine of $20 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally collected and retained the data of children who signed up to use its Xbox video game console. The agency charged that Microsoft gathered the data without notifying parents or obtaining their consent, [Read More…]

Jun 062023
 June 6, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Non-U.S., Online
Canada to launch probe into OpenAI over privacy concerns; this site submits request for investigation into Canadian universities' research

On May 25, Reuters reported that Canadian privacy regulators are launching a joint investigation into whether OpenAI has obtained consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information of residents via ChatGPT. While that is certainly a question worth investigating, there are other questions concerning AI that also warrant [Read More…]

Jun 032023
 June 3, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Laws, U.S., Workplace

Kevin Bessler reports: Despite a suggestion by the Illinois Supreme Court that the legislature needs to address concerns about excessive damage awards connected to the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), nothing has changed. The high court ruled that a separate claim accrues each time data is collected, such as a [Read More…]

Jun 022023
 June 2, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Court
Life360 Sued for Selling Location Data

By: Jon Keegan A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against the maker of family-tracking app Life360, alleging it sold users’ location data without permission. The federal suit was brought on behalf of a Florida minor and his family, who say they never would have used Life360 had they known [Read More…]