Top news: 365 Retail Markets settles over BIPA suit, DATA Privacy Act reintroduced, and more

Companies reach settlement over BIPA suit

Retail technology company 365 Retail Markets and food services company, Compass Group, have reached a settlement over allegations of collecting fingerprint data from vending machine users without proper notice and consent. The companies have agreed to pay $6.8 million to resolve a proposed class action under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Read More

China orders apps to curb excessive collection of personal data

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has asked 38 apps to change their data privacy practices as they were found to be collecting an "excessive" amount of "unnecessary personal information." The order was issued days after the country’s Personal Information Protection Law went into effect. Read More

Facebook to compensate South Korean users over consent breach