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10 million kroner fine imposed for not appropriately responding to DSARs Norwegian DPA issued a 10 million kroner fine against fitness centre chain, Sats for their lack of facilities to appropriately deal with and respond to subject access requests for access and deletion made by their customers. It was also found that Sats lacked the legal authority to process certain data collected. Read more

Children’s privacy championed in Connecticut On the 17th of Jan, an act regarding Minors and digital privacy was introduced to the Connecticut General Assembly. Further, it was referred to the Joint Committee on General Law on the very same day. The bill aims promote the privacy rights of minors by prohibiting the collection and commercial use of the personally identifying data of minors. Read more

EU AI regulations to address concerns around ChatGPT Thierry Breton, the European Commissioner for the Internal Market stated that EU’s proposed AI regulations, which is currently being discussed in Brussels, will address concerns around AI technology like ChatGPT. This is due to the fact that AI systems like ChatGPT pose certain risks that require urgent attention and care. Read more.

Stop Spying Bosses Act introduced by US Senators With the aim of protecting employees against intrusive and prying surveillance technologies that disregard employee privacy in the name of monitoring employee activity and fuelling accountability, US Senators, Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the Stop Spying Bosses Act on 2nd February 2023. Read more

Meta fined 6.6 million for manipulating users into providing personal information South Korean DPA, The Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) was fined 6.6 million South Korean Won for engaging in regulation violating practices. Users were block from utilizing Facebook and Instagram services if they did not disclose their behavioural activities on other sites. Read more


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