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LexisNexis accused of violating law protecting immigrant data

Data broker LexisNexis is accused in a Chicago-area lawsuit of selling personal information on immigrants to federal law enforcement and other third-party buyers without consent. Data included correctional bookings and vehicle collision and license plate data. Immigration advocacy groups involved pointed to a $22 million contract that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has for a LexisNexis product that enables instant access to personal data without warrants or subpoenas.

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Major retailers face Illinois biometric class action

August 23, 2022

A federal lawsuit filed in Illinois renews claims major retailers have been matching in-store surveillance camera images with biometric facial data scraped off the Internet by Clearview AI, presumably for the purpose of detecting shoplifters. The allegations claim victims’ images captured and able to be identified were in violation of Illinois’ BIPA privacy law. This new case has been filed because an attempt to tie it to a prior Macy’s case was disallowed for timing.

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IT’S THE LAW (08/23/2022)

August 23, 2022

CBDCs (aka Central Bank Digital Currencies) in your wallet may become the biggest threat to your privacy. Reason is, once financial transactions go digital, our activities can be fully tracked, A new Israeli law that’s about to cap cash transaction size in that country is the newest example of the push to use digital currencies worldwide. To date, more than 90 countries are exploring and expanding use of CBDCs. A newly issued report from Europe’s Central Bank explains the implications and looks at how CBDCs will impact business and privacy. Key Question: Can market forces and resounding demand from consumers for financial privacy ensure a desirable level of CBDC privacy? Absolutely not, this report notes, which is why we need to understand what this is about. This interactive tracker world map shows country status of CBDC adoption.

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IT Departments Rarely Prioritize Marketing Needs: Airship Survey

September 23, 2022
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