After 12 years at the head of the Hamburg data protection commission, Johannes Caspar is stepping down. The privacy commissioner returns to academia disillusioned with the GDPR, calling it "broken" and lamenting infighting.
More than just a facial recognition ban, the proposal calls for automated systems recognizing "gait, fingerprints, DNA, voice, keystrokes and other biometric or behavioral signals" to be kept out of all of the EU's publicly accessible spaces.
EU officials are considering wide-ranging regulation that would include heavy restrictions on a range of "high risk" AI applications; a leaked document also indicates that a facial recognition ban is being proposed.
ECB survey found that EU residents are most interested in having the proposed "digital euro" respect their privacy as the CBDC plan seeks to create a freely accessible digital means of payment.
ByteDance's popular video sharing app TikTok has faced security and privacy concerns from most of the world and as EU complaints mount, it will be opening a "transparency center” in Ireland.
The first signs of legal action against Facebook over the recent data leak have appeared, as an EU digital privacy group has announced plans to take the social media giant to court in Ireland.
Big Tech companies are feeling more pressure in Europe with the proposal of two new antitrust policies. Together the "Digital Markets Act" and "Digital Services Act" would limit use of personal and business data.
SOMI contends that Palantir could be participating in both knowing and unknowing privacy violations based on its involvement with "predictive policing" technologies.
It's fair to say that TikTok is having an even rougher 2020 than most companies with French privacy regulator CNIL opening a probe into parent company ByteDance's operations.
Google threatened to cut a consortium of European media companies off from its network of personalized ads if they followed through their plans to use new TCF data privacy measures to prevent data collection.