The use of facial recognition software by the Czech Police is under scrutiny due to legal and data protection concerns.
French DPA closed down an investigation against a US company providing a browser extension, after finding that its activities were not subject to the GDPR.
A handful of police departments across the US are using software that lets them register the locations of people’s home security cameras including Amazon Ring doorbells and get residents’ permission to stream live video from the cameras. Amazon distanced itself from the practice, saying that Ring “is not working with any of the companies” making […]
BriefCam, a facial recognition and surveillance video analysis company, sells the ability to surveil protesters and enforce social distancing — without the public knowing. BriefCam shows the line between contact tracing, policing, and surveillance can be thin — as cities can spend tens of thousands of dollars for powerful technology, with few restrictions on how […]
EDPS issued a Public Paper detailing its findings and recommendations on the use of Microsoft products and services by EU institutions. These findings may help any public administrations when contracting ICT services, because of the similarities between the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 which applies to the EU institutions. Source: The […]
The “State of Malware” report published by endpoint protection and remediation specialist, Malwarebytes, shows Mac threats are growing faster than their Windows counterparts for the first time ever, with nearly twice as many Mac threats detected per endpoint as Windows threats. Malwarebytes detected an average of 11 threats per Mac endpoint in 2019—nearly double the […]
The National Security Agency recently alerted Microsoft to a major flaw in its Windows operating system that could let hackers pose as legitimate software companies. Microsoft issued a software update on Tuesday to fix the vulnerability, as part of its normal schedule for releasing software patches. Source: NSA alerted Microsoft to major Windows 10 security […]
Google is open-sourcing its so-called differential privacy library, an internal tool the company uses to securely draw insights from datasets that contain the private and sensitive personal information of its users. Differential privacy is a cryptographic approach to data science, particularly with regard to analysis, that allows someone relying on software-aided analysis to draw insights […]
Three new DPIAs, which Privacy Company has carried out for the central Dutch government, show that Microsoft has mitigated the eight previously identified privacy risks for Office 365 ProPlus through a combination of technical, organisational and contractual measures. However, the new privacy conditions for the central Dutch government do not yet apply to the data […]