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Has the fight over privacy changed at all in 2019?

Few issues divide the tech community quite like privacy. Much of Silicon Valley’s wealth has been built on data-driven advertising platforms, and yet, there remain constant concerns about the invasiveness of those platforms.

Such concerns have intensified in just the last few weeks as France’s privacy regulator placed a record fine on Google under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules which the company now plans to appeal. Yet with global platform usage and service sales continuing to tick up, we asked a panel of eight privacy experts: “Has anything fundamentally changed around privacy in tech in 2019? What is the state of privacy and has the outlook changed?”

Full article: Has the fight over privacy changed at all in 2019? | TechCrunch

Cybersecurity in Europe is improving: Thank you GDPR?

After years of debate over whether to impose new cybersecurity regulations on companies, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws went into effect in May 2018. Already we’ve seen several data breach victims ordered to pay fines under the new rules and cookie disclosure notices are popping up on more websites than ever.

Full article: Cybersecurity in Europe is improving: Thank you GDPR?

GDPR challenges of using AI

AI, machine learning, deep learning, neural networks – call it what you like, there’s a lot of excitement about the ability of software to analyse a lot of data, spot patterns, learn (sometimes independently) and to make conclusions and produce insights that are entirely new.

Full article: GDPR challenges of using AI | Gowling WLG

Is It Ethical to Post Pictures of Your Kids on Instagram?

In France, a child can sue her parents for posting pictures of her on Instagram. On any social media network, in fact, it is the responsibility of the French parent to protect a child’s image.

The Gendarmerie have even posted on Facebook about it: “Préservez vos enfants!” The law rests on the principle that the images you post of a non-consenting child will endure in the future, and thus may distress or shame the child in the years to come.

Full article: Is It Ethical to Post Pictures of Your Kids on Instagram?

CCPA: How will new privacy law impact trade with America?

You wait years for data privacy regulations to catch up with current data processing requirements and then, like buses, two arrive at the same time. Many UK organisations may well feel like they have been hit by a bus, given the dramatic impact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has had since its implementation in May.

Full article: CCPA: How will new privacy law impact trade with America?

Australia’s anti-encryption collision with GDPR sub-processing

On Dec. 6, Australia passed a surprising law with a global impact on privacy.

The new law requires any Australian company to build backdoors to encrypted data and communications when instructed to do so by the government, while also requiring secrecy about the existence of such surveillance capabilities from individuals and enterprise customers. This unverifiable question of compromised encryption presents many technical threats and introduces international regulatory compliance challenges as well.

Full article: Australia’s anti-encryption collision with GDPR sub-processing

GDPR Will Pick Up Momentum In 2019

Data protection authorities (DPAs) across Europe have their hands full fielding an influx of inbound grievances. The number of data breach, consent and privacy-related complaints have increased since the law took effect in May.

Over the summer, the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office reported a 160% uptick in data breach complaints from the year before. Whistleblower reports on company data breaches in the United Kingdom have almost tripled.

Full article: GDPR Will Pick Up Momentum In 2019 | AdExchanger

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