61 nations sign “Declaration for the Future of the Internet”, Google Play launches privacy labels


Declaration for the Future of the Internet launched by 61 nations

A group of 61 nations signed the "Declaration for the Future of the Internet" to establish a political commitment among the parties aimed to promote a positive vision for the Internet and digital technologies. The declaration partners include the US, the European Commission, the UK, Canada and several other countries. Read More


Google Search removal requests include personal contact information

Google has expanded its policy for search removal requests to include personal contact information, such as a phone number, email address or physical address. The new policy expansion also allows users to request the removal of additional information that may pose a risk for identity theft, such as confidential log-in credentials. Read More


Apple had to cancel Siri voice commerce plans over privacy issues

It has been revealed that Apple had to cancel its plans to add voice commerce as a feature to Siri due to potential privacy concerns. The engineers at Apple started experimenting with Siri-based voice commerce in 2019 but had to shut down the project as Apple’s privacy rules forbade Siri from connecting voice orders to a user’s Apple ID. Read More


Breach compromises UK army recruitment data

The British Army’s online recruitment portal has suffered a data breach that compromised the personal data of over 100 UK army recruits and led to the shut down of the portal for more than a month. The compromised data included the names, birthdates, addresses and previous employment details of the recruits. Read More


Google Play launches privacy nutrition labels

Google Play launched its privacy-related “nutrition labels” for apps, similar to Apple’s App Store privacy labels. The Google Play Data safety section will require developers to disclose the data collected by their app, details on third-party sharing, the app’s security practices and more. Read More