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Massive data collection found at US border crossings

September 20, 2022
The US Congress discovered that customs officials have been copying personal data from as many as 10,000 cellphones, iPads and computers of travelers entering or leaving the country by land, sea, and air. This has been done without requirement of a warrant or a suspicion of crime and was made possible by courts that expanded Customs and Border Protection (CBP) access. Congress has criticized CBP and is calling for stricter protections to remediate this.
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South Korea’s biggest fine to date ($71.8M) goes to…Google and Meta!

September 20, 2022
South Korea found Google & Meta violating its privacy law, so now slapped them with fines: 69.2 billion KRW (~$50 million – Google) and 30.8 billion KRW (~$22 million – Meta). The companies had not obtained consent before collecting data from site users, then enabled targeting with customized ads. At Google, users were not clearly informed of use plans and a default forced them to “agree.” At Meta, details about data use plans were not provided, nor was consent obtained before using behavioral and personal information.
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IT’S THE LAW (09/20/2022)

September 20, 2022
Indonesia is set to pass its Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP) this week. The law, which gives companies two years to comply, will require data operators to obtain consent from individuals for collecting personal data or medical history. The strict penalty for noncompliance is up to 5 years in jail and a maximum fine of 5 billion rupiah (US $337,000). The law stipulates that personal information collected must be for a specific purpose only and that data must be erased once the purpose has been met.
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FTC not amused by sleight-of-hand ads and issues “dark patterns” report to expose methods

September 20, 2022
Ad trickery using psychological games, misleading claims, hidden disclosures or other bait and switch tactics are not new to sales, but the move to online has presented new opportunities to lure and ensnare prospective buyers. A new US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report displays examples of what’s called “dark patterns,” deceptive design practices used to dupe customers. The report is part of a larger effort by the FTC to identify and stop unfair business practices. This shortly after the FTC issued a policy statement warning companies against illegally tricking or... Read More >
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Children’s Privacy: Startup Yubo has 60 million young users; claims nearly 100% success in age-verification using Yoti

September 20, 2022
Yubo, a French social start up popular with people under 25, and only available to those between ages 13-50, uses a mix of age-estimation technology from Yoti and data provided by users at sign-up to establish and vet age. This is crucial for ensuring safety for its 60 million and growing audience who use the platform to meet new people, play games and hang out in video chat rooms.
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CCPA employee & B2B data-sharing exemption about to end

September 13, 2022
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) had allowed B2B enterprise-level firms a grace period during which much data shared by employees and data distributed between b-to-b contacts was exempt from the type of privacy requirements mandatory with consumer data. But that exemption will end on January 1, 2023 at which point vendors, partners and employees will have the right to access and request to delete information collected from relationships with b-to-b businesses they work with.
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Biden wants Congress to remove liability shield for big tech

September 13, 2022
In what would be a major change across the Internet, the White House wants Congress to overhaul Section 230 and to rein in big tech. The law, which has been challenged by Democrats and Republicans for different reasons - in the first case wanting to protect against extremist content, hate speech and misinformation; and in the second to disallow censorship of conservative viewpoints – protects social media and online content providers from liability for content.
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IT’S THE LAW (09/13/2022)

September 13, 2022
Switzerland’s Federal Council has issued orders that revise ordinances in its Data Protection Act to reflect technical advances, bolster individual rights and provide more transparency in data handling. The intent is to ensure compatibility with EU laws and guarantee the country’s laws are viewed as adequate and in line with what other countries need for business and cross-border data transfer. The new Data Protection Ordinances (OPDo) and Data Protection Certifications (OCPD) will take effect on September 1, 2023.
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Misinformation a big concern to ad execs

September 13, 2022
Consensus from advertisers, according to an Integral Ad Science (IAS) survey, is that companies should not mess around when it comes to finding, quickly fixing, and guarding against misinformation. This is because their customers won’t buy brands they don’t trust. In fact, 65% of consumers report they’re unlikely to purchase from a brand that advertises misinformation, 73% feel unfavorably toward brands they associate with misinformation, and 80% agree that misinformation is a serious digital media problem.
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Children’s Privacy: Skips a generation?! Majority of teens value online safety over free speech according to PEW

September 13, 2022
Interesting findings from Pew Research Center’s survey which found 62% of teens 13-17, believe it’s more important for people to feel welcome and safe online, than it is to be able to freely speak their minds. The numbers contrasted with the 18-29 age group, where 57% of adults preferred free speech. In fact, teens were found to be more closely aligned with a much older generation, age 65+, where 58% would choose feeling welcome and safe – though even they came in slightly below the teens. Not surprising when you... Read More >
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