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8d ago 
from DW.COM
WhatsApp controversy highlights growing fears about data privacy | DW | 18.01.2021
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Fellow messenger app Telegram saw 15.7 million downloads during the same period, over twice the 7.6 million downloads it saw the week before. 1
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Meanwhile, downloads of WhatsApp dropped to 10.6 million, down from 12.7 million the week before. 1
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Facebook has had near-constant bad press for its shoddy data privacy practices. 1
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Vaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy?
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"This kind of technology enables the medical professional administering the vaccination to create the online certificate using a phone or tablet, and then to ask the user to have a selfie added to their electronic certificate," says Andrew Bud, the founder and chief executive of iProov. 1
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Civil liberties organisations are alarmed about the project. 1
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EU ePrivacy Regulation takes a big leap forward to adoption
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While the ePrivacy Regulation still has to pass through trilogue negotiations, today's announcement comes over four years after its initial proposal by the European Commission in January 2017, and some three-and-a-half years after the Parliament agreed its negotiating mandate on the proposal in October 2017. 1
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These states are on track to pass data privacy laws this year
Over the last decade there has been a reckoning over how digital companies collect personal data, what they do with it, and whether or not they're capable of protecting it.
2d ago 
from Medium
Personally identifiable information (PII) under GDPR
What is personal data under the GDPR? The central category in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR / Regulation) is the concept of "personal data".
State Of GDPR In 2021: Key Updates And What They Mean - Smashing Magazine
As digital practitioners, GDPR has impacted every facet of our professional and personal lives.
2d ago 
from IT PRO
EU grants the UK provisional 'data adequacy' status | IT PRO
The European Commission (EC) has published a draft data adequacy decision for the UK, ensuring that data will continue to flow undisrupted from the EU to the UK.
Can we exhale yet? EU set to rule UK 'adequate' for data sharing in post-Brexit GDPR move
The EU is set to rule that the UK's laws are sufficient to ensure "adequacy" for the safe sharing of personal data, a move promising to end uncertainty over data protection rules post-Brexit.
UK watchdog fines two firms 270k for cold-calling 531,000 people who had opted out
Another month and two more British companies behind nuisance marketing calls are collectively facing a £270,000 penalty for breaking the law by calling people registered by the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).
3d ago 
from IT PRO
EU set to grant UK data adequacy status | IT PRO
The European Union (EU) is set to allow data to flow freely from its territories to the UK after finding that it has comparable data protection laws in place.