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IT’S THE LAW (07/19/2022)

Indonesia is threatening to block tech company platforms, including Google, Twitter and Meta’s, that still have not complied with the country’s licensing rules by this week’s deadline. The licensing rules allow Indonesian authorities to demand that content they deem unlawful or disturbing to the public be taken down. It also compels companies to turn over communication and personal data of individuals upon request from law enforcement or the government.

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US FTC puts companies on notice about data sharing, date misuse, and false claims

July 19, 2022
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Amazon’s Ring home security platform once again raises alarms over allowing data access – this time to law enforcement

July 19, 2022

Ring, which sells cameras to monitor home security, has a problematic history of providing access to its video feeds and customer data. Now, the US Senate is inquiring into the company’s agreement to allow more than 2,100 law enforcement agencies and 450+ fire departments access to customer video and audio in certain instances.

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Big Tech Suffers Big Drop in Customer Data Trust: Jebbit Survey

August 8, 2022

Greater public attention to privacy has reduced trust in all tech providers, including those like Apple and Google that have positioned themselves as privacy-friendly.  Apple’s rank in Jebbit’s annual Consumer Data Trust Index fell from 17 to 43, while Google fell from number 4 to 89.  Amazon fell just slightly, from first to fourth place, while Facebook actually improved a bit from 97 to 88.

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