In Brief: Lensa AI is the target of a BIPA class action alleging it illegally scraped people’s facial data to use to design avatars

The suit, filed on behalf of a group of Illinois residents, says a person’s facial features are unique, so collecting and using them without consent is in violation of BIPA rules.

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Children’s Privacy: Video games must reboot to new UK guidelines

February 21, 2023

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released new guidelines for video games to ensure they comply with the UK Children’s Code. Requirements include that companies must: 1) identify that if players are under 18, the game is not detrimental to them; 2) work to discourage false declarations of age; and 3) demonstrate that behavioral profiling for marketing purposes is switched off by default.

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One-Third of Marketers Will Buy a CDP This Year: Optimove Survey

May 31, 2023

Just over one-third of marketers plan to either buy a new CDP (21%) or replace an existing one (13%) this year, according to this Optimove survey. Unfortunately, it doesn’t report how many have a CDP already in place, which would put the other values in perspective. It does seem that CDPs are a relatively low priority: they rank sixth on the list of new systems and eighth on the list of systems to replace.

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