Currently slated for a September release, iOS 15 will implement enhanced privacy controls for Siri's speech recognition and email privacy as well as a new "privacy report" feature.
Facebook is employing some creative new tactics in its extended battle with Apple. A paid academic study concludes that Apple's new privacy policies in iOS 14 are anticompetitive.
Clearview AI's controversial facial recognition software is facing legal complaints in the EU challenging the troubled company on the basis of violating data protection laws by "scraping" websites.”
GCHQ is being taken to task for a mass surveillance program first revealed by the Snowden leak, marking the first ruling against the UK government of this nature.
A permissioned blockchain like Hyperledger Fabric network provides more control over data to participants than public blockchain and data subjects have more command over their personal data.
Recent rules passed in India that threaten end-to-end encryption are being challenged in court by WhatsApp. New "traceability" rules require social media platforms with at least five million users to be able to identify the originator of a message.
Though Silicon Valley would prefer data federal privacy laws that are favorable to them to a patchwork of state laws, Big Tech appears to be putting more effort into lobbying at the state level as of late.
A budding bipartisan movement toward establishing a federal data privacy bill began to take shape about two years ago appears to be moving forward, as legislation that was shelved in 2019 has been taken up again.
New studies find that over 40% of consumers now prefer to use the guest checkout option when shopping, and an almost identical share now also use some sort of ad blocking software.
Ad spend is barely impacted by the new Apple IDFA restrictions at worst, and even slightly up according to at least one ad company, but iOS 14.5 adoption has been unusually low.