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Dutch court fines Chetu for webcam monitoring of employee

A Dutch court has directed Florida-based Chetu Inc. to pay €75,000 to the company’s former employee who was sacked for refusing to leave his webcam on while working. The court ruled that the termination was invalid and the company’s demand to keep the camera activated was an unreasonable intrusion on the employee’s privacy rights. Read More


BNSF found to be in violation of BIPA

A jury in US District Court in Chicago has ruled that BNSF Railway violated Illinois’ Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) by implementing a driver fingerprint system without obtaining written consent from the employees. The class-action suit was filed by 45,000 drivers, who have been awarded a verdict of $228 million. Read More


Intel source code leaked online

Intel has confirmed that 5.97GB of source code, private keys, files and change logs have been leaked from its Alder Lake processor. The data was leaked on 4Chan community and code repository GitHub. Read More


POTUS signs order to implement EU-US data privacy framework

The US President has signed an executive order to implement an EU-US data transfer framework that adopts new American intelligence gathering privacy safeguards. The framework addresses the concerns of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which had revoked the former EU-US Privacy Shield framework as a valid data transfer mechanism under EU law. Read More


Snap employee data breached

Snapchat had its employee data compromised due to a breach at a third-party document analysis company called Elevate. The exposed data includes employees’ name, address, employment history and compensation information. Read More


IAB and IAB Tech Lab team up to help companies

The IAB and IAB Tech Lab are working together to update their privacy protocols and industry-level agreements in a bid to help companies comply with new privacy laws. IAB Privacy’s Multi-State Privacy Agreement (MSPA) along with IAB Tech Lab’s Global Privacy Platform (GPP), including its state level signaling, will help member companies navigate the global privacy landscape and manage the different consent signals from multiple jurisdictions. Read More

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