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Top News: Samsung confirms data breach, Clearview AI fined by Italian DPA

Samsung confirms data breach

Samsung has confirmed a security breach that led to hackers gaining access to and circulating 200 gigabytes of confidential data. The leaked data included source code for several technologies and algorithms for biometric unlock operations. Read More

HBO accused of sharing customer watch list

HBO is facing a class-action lawsuit alleging that it shared customer watch lists with Facebook, in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988. The suit alleges that HBO allowed it to match customers’ viewing habits with their Facebook profiles by their watchlists to Facebook. Read More

Clearview AI fined €20m by Italian DPA

Facial recognition company Clearview AI has been hit with a fine of €20 million by the Italian data protection authority. The company was found to be in violation of the GDPR for unlawful processing of data and was ordered to delete any data of Italian citizens and stop further processing activities. Read More

BBB finds TickTalk violated COPPA

The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of BBB National Programs has found that TickTalk’s smartwatch phone and application were in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and its Guidelines for Children’s Online Privacy Protection. The company failed to provide notice regarding the collection of children’s information in its privacy policy and failed to directly notify the parents. Read More

FTC fines diet service provider

In a first of its kind order, the FTC asked fitness and diet service provider WW International and its subsidiary Kurbo to destroy all previously collected personal information that violated COPPA’s parental notice and consent requirements. Both the companies have also been asked to pay a fine of $1.5 million for collecting health data of kids under 13 from 2014 to 2019. Read More


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