DPA of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) fined a health insurance company 1'240'000 EUR for insufficient implementation of TOMs resulted in personal data of app. 500 individuals being accidentally processed for advertising purposes without due consent. The fine is quite high, especially given that there have been some mitigating factors in this case: not too many data subjects … Continue reading On a crucial importance of TOMs under GDPR Article 32
Just in case this hasn't come to your notice yet, but linkedin has the right to use your photos for advertising if you don't opt-out 😦 Read more here. There is already discussions in progress on which privacy laws it is potentially breaking. To opt-out you need to do the following: 1) go to your … Continue reading LinkedIn is being sneaky over your privacy settings!
The (quiet) introduction of a National Police Reference System in Australia has raised concerns on the impact on privacy. The database (run by CRIMTRAC has millions of records - including DNA and fingerprints) and is able to be accessed by all Australian law enforcement officers. There are up to 80,000 accesses to the data per day. For more … Continue reading National Crime Database Raises Privacy Concerns
Looks as though Google is taking a significant initiative in enabling transparency in what they are collecting on you and how it is used. Check out this for the full article. "It has created a window into part of its database, so users can see that Google has deduced that they are interested in “Anime … Continue reading Check out Google’s new privacy controls!