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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

South Korean state watchdog on personal information protection recommended Facebook operator ‘Meta Platforms’ to pay compensation of $256.70 to each of the 181 users demanding damages for the provision of their personal information to third parties without consent. Facebook was found to have passed personal data of at least 3.3 million of its Korean users to third parties without their consent from May 2012 to June 2018. Read More

Roblox suffers a weekend outage

Online gaming platform Roblox suffered a three-day Halloween weekend outage during its Chipotle Boorito Maze giveaway. The company tweeted on Sunday that it was working to resolve the situation and had identified "the root cause as [an] internal system issue." Read More

DATA Privacy Act reintroduced in Senate

The Digital Accountability and Transparency to Advance Privacy Act (DATA Privacy Act) that was first proposed in 2019 have been reintroduced by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. The bill will prevent platforms from sending targeted ads that discriminate against protected groups. Read More


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