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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

The case against behavioral advertising is stacking up

The NYT’s experience puts fresh taint on long-running efforts by tech giants like Facebook to press publishers to give up more control and ownership of their audiences by serving and even producing content directly for the third party platforms.

Full article: The case against behavioral advertising is stacking up | TechCrunch

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

Everything Is PII

When the EU’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect last year, it, among other things, expanded the definition of personally identifiable information (PII) to include data related to IP address, biometrics, physical devices, location, race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.

Full article: Everything Is PII | AdExchanger

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

What We Can Learn About Online Privacy From Climate Change

Deleting accounts and giving up on offending services can be good moves. But let’s be realistic: They’re small measures when you consider the big picture, that the gears of the online world are greased with our data. And there is no sign of that changing anytime soon.

Real action to protect privacy hinges on big institutions, to the point that small, individual measures pale in comparison. But there are still ways to act.

Full article: What We Can Learn About Online Privacy From Climate Change – The New York Times

The four scenarios of Data Protection and a no deal Brexit

With Brexit talks still up in the air, Data Protection People look at the several scenarios that could play out for data protection professionals in the UK. Hard Brexit The Outsourced DPO has been looking at the impact of a hard Brexit for some of his clients – what a roller coaster ride that is.

Full article: The four scenarios of Data Protection and a no deal Brexit

Apple chief calls for laws to tackle ‘shadow economy’ of data firms

Apple’s chief executive has called for regulation to tackle the “shadow economy” of data brokers – intermediaries who trade in the personal information of largely unsuspecting consumers – as the company continues its push to be seen as supportive of privacy.

Source: Apple chief calls for laws to tackle ‘shadow economy’ of data firms | Technology | The Guardian

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