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Twitter Sets Up Privacy Center but Moves to Skirt GDPR

2019-12-04 19:03:27| TechNewsWorld

Twitter's new Privacy Center will give users more clarity on what it does to protect the information people share. The center will host everything relevant to Twitter's privacy and data protection work, including initiatives, announcements, new privacy products and communication about security incidents, noted Twitter Data Protection Officer Damien Kieran and Product Lead Kayvon Beykpour.

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Safari's Safe Browsing Option Raises Privacy Concerns

2019-10-15 12:02:22| TechNewsWorld

An option in Apple's Safari browser that's supposed to protect Web surfers from malicious sites has raised privacy concerns in some quarters. The option, called "safe browsing," is turned on by default. Depending on where an Apple device is registered, the browser could be sending IP information to Tencent, a conglomerate with close ties to China's government.

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Tru Optik to launch free tool to support TV privacy

2019-10-10 14:40:22| Digital TV News

Tru Optik has announced a free privacy compliance solution for CTV and Advanced Media called Privacy.TV. The solution will offer OTT consumer opt-out and data transparency capabilities for publishers, adtech platforms, data providers and device manufacturers.

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France to launch Alicem facial recognition ID system in Nov, amid outcry about privacy and consent

2019-10-04 14:25:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The French government is planning to introduce a mandatory national ID programme based on facial recognition, Bloomberg reported. The system, called Alicem, will give people a secure digital identity and make the state more efficient, the government said. Alicem was meant to launch at Christmas but will now come out in in November, despite the many privacy, security and consent concerns it has raised. French data regulator Cnil is against the programme, saying it breaches European rules of consent. Privacy group Quadrature du Net is challenging the plan in court but the case, filed in July, will not see the the launch delayed. Regarding security, hackers were able to break into the system very quickly this past year, raising concerns about the state's security standards.

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YouTube fined USD 170 mln for violating children's privacy with tracking cookies

2019-09-05 09:34:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Google and its subsidiary YouTube have agreed to pay USD 170 million to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General that YouTube illegally collected personal information from children without their parents' consent. This is the largest fine ever under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, first passed in the US in 1998. 

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