Dec 012019
 December 1, 2019  Posted by  Business, Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

AFP Relax reports: China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting Sunday, according to the country’s information technology authority, as Beijing continues to tighten cyberspace controls. In September, China’s industry and information technology ministry issued a notice on “safeguarding the [Read More…]

Nov 292019
 November 29, 2019  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Lisa Peets, Kristof Van Quathem, Bart Van Vooren, Sam Jungyun Choi and Gemma Nash of Covington and Burling write: The Advocate General’s (“AG”) Opinion in Case C-311/18, Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”), has been delayed until the 19th December 2019.  (The original publication date was set for [Read More…]

Nov 262019
 November 26, 2019  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Shamani Joshi reports: Popular Indian tea cafe chain Chaayos is currently facing a lot of flak after customers called out the store for handing them their masala chai only after a device snapped a photo of their faces with their newly-introduced facial recognition technology. While they stressed this was done without their [Read More…]