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#Privacy

# privacy - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

DPC proposes 'range of fines' on Irish TikTok operation for its processing of children's data
# Privacy
# Privacy

DPC proposes 'range of fines' on Irish TikTok operation for its processing of children's data

Thu 11:15 AM 4,932 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin based business provides services related to content moderation and data controlling in Europe

# privacy - Last month October 2022

Six UK public figures suing publisher of Daily Mail over alleged spying
# Associated Newspapers
# Associated Newspapers

Six UK public figures suing publisher of Daily Mail over alleged spying

Oct 6th 2022, 8:38 PM 20,674 Views 6 Comments

Lawyers for Harry, Elton John and others said they are bringing claims for misuse of private information.

# privacy - This year 2022

People will be able to leave WhatsApp groups without alerting others under new privacy update
# Group Chat
# Group Chat

People will be able to leave WhatsApp groups without alerting others under new privacy update

Aug 9th 2022, 8:37 AM 30,259 Views 15 Comments

Users will also be able to hide that they are online as part of the new features.

# privacy - Last year 2021

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court
# Court
# Court

WhatsApp Ireland allowed to challenge €225m GDPR fine in High Court

Nov 8th 2021, 4:59 PM 11,366 Views 0 Comments

WhatsApp claims the fine constitutes the imposition of a criminal sanction

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears
# Meta
# Meta

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears

Nov 2nd 2021, 10:30 PM 12,412 Views 13 Comments

The announcement came as the tech giant battles one of its worst crises ever.

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings
# Email Addresses
# Email Addresses

Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings

Mar 25th 2021, 4:12 PM 21,538 Views 12 Comments

Those affected by the breach are “deeply upset and distressed” by the sharing of their email addresses without their consent.

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook
# Tagged
# Tagged

$650 million settlement approved in privacy lawsuit against Facebook

Feb 27th 2021, 12:32 PM 25,193 Views 7 Comments

The legal action concerned the use of photo face-tagging and other biometric data without users’ consent.

WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised
# WhatsApp
# WhatsApp

WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised

Feb 18th 2021, 10:41 PM 27,907 Views 24 Comments

It will also display messages in the Status section of the app.

Meghan Markle wins privacy claim against Mail On Sunday over letter to her father
# Privacy
# Privacy

Meghan Markle wins privacy claim against Mail On Sunday over letter to her father

Feb 11th 2021, 5:27 PM 25,629 Views 27 Comments

Justice Warby ruled that the publication of Meghan’s letter to her father was ‘manifestly excessive and hence unlawful’.

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
# Privacy Vs Free Services
# Privacy Vs Free Services

WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram

Jan 14th 2021, 7:47 AM 43,757 Views 46 Comments

“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.

# privacy - All time

Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data
# Instagram
# Instagram

Data Protection Commission investigating Instagram over handling of children's personal data

Oct 19th 2020, 4:11 PM 12,366 Views 4 Comments

The Data Protection Commission launched an investigation last month following a number of complaints.

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues
# Privacy
# Privacy

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

Jul 23rd 2020, 11:01 AM 30,679 Views 106 Comments

The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland is in prime position to hold social networks to account - and we must

Jul 10th 2020, 1:00 PM 6,992 Views 15 Comments

Lawyer Paul Tweed says it’s ‘absurd’ for such companies to claim they are ‘merely a platform, not a publisher’.

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective
# Data
# Data

HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective

Jun 26th 2020, 3:50 PM 14,952 Views 13 Comments

The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.

HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees
# Privacy
# Privacy

HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees

Updated May 19th 2020, 9:34 PM 47,900 Views 54 Comments

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was aware of one case where test results were shared with an employer.

World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court
# Cardiff
# Cardiff

World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court

Nov 20th 2019, 3:15 PM 16,327 Views 0 Comments

Ed Bridges says his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a protest in 2018.

Bale requests Real Madrid do not publish medical records
# Privacy
From The42
# Privacy

Bale requests Real Madrid do not publish medical records

Oct 28th 2019, 6:10 PM 17,343 Views 3 Comments

The Welshman’s future remains a topic of discussion after he exercised his right to personal privacy over his latest lay-off.

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse
# Message Encryption
# Message Encryption

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

Oct 4th 2019, 11:37 AM 11,615 Views 15 Comments

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps
# Clear History
# Clear History

Facebook launches new privacy tool to limit data-scraping from third-party websites and apps

Aug 21st 2019, 9:18 AM 7,993 Views 20 Comments

The tool was first announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Aug 14th 2019, 10:32 PM 24,173 Views 18 Comments

Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity.

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'A gross violation': Asylum seekers say post is being opened without consent

Aug 4th 2019, 6:30 AM 39,186 Views 0 Comments

Residents in Direct Provision centres have claimed the practice is commonplace.

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook set for $5 billion fine in the US over privacy and data protection failings

Jul 13th 2019, 8:10 AM 7,353 Views 36 Comments

It’ll be the largest penalty ever imposed by the US Federal Trade Commission over privacy violations.

Cliff Richard launches campaign calling for anonymity for sexual offence suspects
# Privacy
# Privacy

Cliff Richard launches campaign calling for anonymity for sexual offence suspects

Jul 1st 2019, 1:28 PM 37,290 Views 64 Comments

Police raided Richard’s home in 2014 during an investigation into a sexual assault claim.

Privacy champion Johnny Ryan is on a mission to clean up 'dirty adtech'
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Privacy champion Johnny Ryan is on a mission to clean up 'dirty adtech'

Jun 27th 2019, 10:19 AM 288 Views 0 Comments

The chief policy officer at privacy-focused web browser Brave recently testified before US senators.

La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app
# Privacy
From The42
# Privacy

La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app

Jun 12th 2019, 1:54 PM 3,744 Views 1 Comment

Spanish football’s top league was reportedly attempting to detect pubs and bars that were illegally showing matches.

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack
# Breach
# Breach

Tens of thousands of Irish users' emails and phone numbers were exposed in last year's Facebook hack

May 19th 2019, 12:15 AM 16,991 Views 26 Comments

Confidential emails from the social networking giant reveal the local fallout of the September attack.

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

'Digital gangsters' at Facebook knowingly violated data privacy and 'bullied' other tech companies

Feb 18th 2019, 8:23 AM 12,625 Views 16 Comments

A report by the UK government has examined the tech giant’s role in spreading fake news.

Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call
# Privacy
# Privacy

Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call

Feb 1st 2019, 3:51 PM 6,934 Views 0 Comments

In some cases, users could also watch a person before they answered the FaceTime call.

Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call
# Apple
# Apple

Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call

Jan 29th 2019, 8:37 AM 11,461 Views 12 Comments

Apple is working to fix the issue.

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga
# Big Brother
# Big Brother

Timeline: The Public Services Card saga

Jan 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 25,988 Views 30 Comments

Last week the Data Protection Commissioner said it will not publish its report in full, following an investigation into the rollout of the cards – which experts claim breaches data protection laws.

Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Employee seen taking breaks on CCTV used in 'Isis' graffiti investigation had rights breached, court told

Dec 6th 2018, 4:26 PM 21,450 Views 0 Comments

It was argued that the use of data arising from a criminal investigation breached Cormac Doolin’s data protection rights.

Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender
# Transport
# Transport

Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender

Dec 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 20,317 Views 58 Comments

The NTA first announced its intentions to put routes up for competitive tender in October.

'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device
# Hand It Over
# Hand It Over

'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device

Oct 3rd 2018, 10:00 PM 28,460 Views 44 Comments

Border guards now have the power to demand your passwords and pins to open your smartphone.

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached
# Fire In The Hole
# Fire In The Hole

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached

Sep 28th 2018, 7:11 PM 27,001 Views 30 Comments

The social media giant says the breach is something that is “incredibly important”.

Google records people's movements even when told not to
# Location History
# Location History

Google records people's movements even when told not to

Aug 14th 2018, 3:01 PM 22,101 Views 43 Comments

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC
# Privacy
# Privacy

Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC

Jul 18th 2018, 10:05 AM 21,632 Views 29 Comments

The action was taken over the BBC’s decision to broadcast a police raid on Richard’s home in 2014.

Tiger Woods reportedly planning to stay on his $20m super-yacht during US Open
# Privacy
From The42
# Privacy

Tiger Woods reportedly planning to stay on his $20m super-yacht during US Open

Jun 6th 2018, 10:11 PM 9,432 Views 14 Comments

Woods, 42, will be chasing his fourth US Open title at Shinnecock Hills next week.

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe
# New Data Rules
# New Data Rules

WhatsApp bans under 16s from using its app in Europe

Apr 25th 2018, 8:04 AM 30,232 Views 28 Comments

The previous minimum age was 13 years old.

Facebook rolls out major privacy changes for ads, personal info and facial recognition
# Trust Me
# Trust Me

Facebook rolls out major privacy changes for ads, personal info and facial recognition

Apr 18th 2018, 9:36 AM 7,502 Views 17 Comments

Many of the changes are being put in place to comply with the EU’s new GDPR directive that comes into effect next month.

EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

EU-US data deal on the line as High Court refers Facebook case to European court

Apr 12th 2018, 2:42 PM 6,492 Views 0 Comments

The High Court today set out a number of questions which the European court must answer.

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