Privacy / Data Protection

FCC plans to take action over wireless real-time location data disclosures

FCC plans to take action over wireless real-time location data disclosures

Published 01/02/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai said on Friday the telecommunications regulator plans to take action against at least one [more…]

Fines for European privacy breaches reach 114 million euros: report

Fines for European privacy breaches reach 114 million euros: report

Published 20/01/2020

MUNICH (Reuters) - European regulators have imposed 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines for data breaches since tougher privacy rules came into force in [more…]

Trump to halt civilian drone program over China tech concerns: FT

Trump to halt civilian drone program over China tech concerns: FT

Published 13/01/2020

(Reuters) - The U.S. government is planning to permanently halt its civilian drone program due to the devices being made at least partly in China, [more…]

U.S. lawmakers say Facebook steps to tackle ‘deepfake’ videos not adequate

U.S. lawmakers say Facebook steps to tackle ‘deepfake’ videos not adequate

Published 08/01/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would remove “deepfake” and other manipulated videos from its website to combat the spread of false [more…]

Facebook, privacy activist Schrems battle nears end on Dec. 19

Facebook, privacy activist Schrems battle nears end on Dec. 19

Published 13/12/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems’ seven-year battle against Facebook reaches a crucial point on Dec. 17 when an adviser to Europe’s top [more…]

U.S. banking regulators urge ‘responsible use’ of alternative lending data

U.S. banking regulators urge ‘responsible use’ of alternative lending data

Published 04/12/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. banking regulators said on Tuesday that lenders must have robust compliance tools in place to ensure “responsible use” of non-traditional sources [more…]

China’s facial recognition rollout reaches into mobile phones, shops and homes

China’s facial recognition rollout reaches into mobile phones, shops and homes

Published 02/12/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile [more…]

Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google’s data collection

Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google’s data collection

Published 30/11/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s collection of data, the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday, suggesting the world’s most popular internet [more…]

Crypto backed by crypto: Dai seeks to change ‘stablecoin’ game

Crypto backed by crypto: Dai seeks to change ‘stablecoin’ game

Published 18/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Some are backed by dollars. Others by gold. But this “stablecoin” isn’t tied to any major asset - it’s backed by another [more…]

Microsoft updates terms on data privacy amid EU probe

Microsoft updates terms on data privacy amid EU probe

Published 18/11/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Microsoft said on Monday it was updating the privacy provisions of its commercial cloud contracts after European regulators found its deals with [more…]