Dec 032020
 December 3, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News

Scott Ikeda reports: South Korea’s information protection regulator has fined Facebook the equivalent of $6.1 million for privacy violations, concluding an investigation that began in 2018. The regulator says that Facebook shared the personal information of 3.3 million residents of the country with third parties without collecting proper user consent [Read More…]

Dec 032020
 December 3, 2020  Posted by  Business, Court, Featured News, Govt, Laws, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

Hunton Andrews Kurth writes: On November 27, 2020, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in the lawsuit it brought against Google on February 20, 2020, regarding alleged violations of the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) [Read More…]

Dec 012020
 December 1, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

From Papers, Please! Last December we called attention to plans  by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to require mug shots of all travelers entering or leaving the US by air or sea, including US citizens. Within days, CBP issued a press release falsely accusing us of incorrectly reporting  the official CBP notice of its [Read More…]