Android apps on Google Play must allow scrubbing and data deletion

Google announced that Android apps on the Play Store will, as early as 2024 allow easy account deletion and the ability to wipe data upon user request. Developers will have until December 7th to assure Google appropriate changes are in place. This follows a similar move by Apple regarding apps and is in line with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed rule changes to provide users with more control over subscriptions and memberships.

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ChatGPT spells trouble at Samsung

April 11, 2023

Samsung recently lifted a ban on employee use of OpenAI’s ChatGPT and may regret that now since three employees leaked confidential information while enlisting ChatGPT’s help, in one case by sharing source code, in a second sharing code trying to fix equipment, and in a third to draft meeting notes. ChatGPT captured the sensitive data, which OpenAI can access and use, according to its agreement with users.

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IT’S THE LAW (04/11/2023)

April 11, 2023

Washington State’s My Health, My Data Act (ESHB 1155) has Senate approval and has been sent to the House with some amendments. Pending that approval, it will go to the governor to sign. The bill is important because it is enforceable under the Washington Consumer Protection Act and Attorney General and would allow citizens to access, delete, and withdraw consent from the collection, sharing, or selling of their health data and allow private right of action for injunction, recovery of damages and attorney fees.

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