In Brief: The Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD) has introduced Assessor Brecha, a new tool to help decide whether it’s necessary to notify the authorities about a company data breach

The free tool can be used by data protection officers, data processors, and consultants. Information is organized in sections, and once information is provided for review, it is then deleted for privacy protection.

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Children’s Privacy: Watch out EdTech – the FTC just clamped down on Chegg, without even invoking COPPA!

November 1, 2022
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In Brief: Looks as though the COVID records of 9.6 million or so Texas residents will be destroyed – not because they’ve asked to have that done, but because Texas has a very unusual state law that requires it to do so

November 1, 2022

State officials could ask vaccine recipients for consent to keep the data, but there are no signs that’s a priority. What’s the downside? Once the records are purged, the only way the individuals or medical professionals who care for them can figure out whether they were previously vaccinated, is if they can show their paper vaccine card. A bit primitive and vague for a state in a world-leading country, but remember we’re talking about Texas.

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Microsoft Lets Publishers Block Bing Chat Separately from Bing Search

September 26, 2023

Nearly one-third of major news publishers have blocked generative AI tools from reading their content.   But that’s a drastic measure which could also exclude their results from conventional search engines.  Microsoft has just given publishers the option to block access by Bing Chat without also removing their content from search results.  We’ll see if competitors do the same.

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