IT’S THE LAW (03/14/2023)

The UK is opting for business-friendly, billions-saving GDPR-type regulation. The country’s Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (DPDI), which was introduced in September 2022, has incorporated improvements with the clear goals of buttressing the UK business community while ensuring data compatibility with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The bill, which is expected to generate £4.7 billion in savings over ten years for the country, also supports reduced paperwork, clarifies consent requirements, and helps to educate the public about AI technologies.

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FBI discloses for first time location data purchasing practice

March 14, 2023

FBI chief Christopher Wray revealed during a Senate hearing that the bureau had in the past purchased sensitive location data rather than obtaining a warrant. This prompted concerns among privacy advocates, though Wray indicated that it was not currently the practice to do so and that there were no current plans to do it again. Still, concerns are that without federal privacy legislation, this and other agencies’ practices encroaching on individual privacy may happen without public knowledge.

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