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Top News: TikTok under probe in UK, Google settles BIPA suit, and more

Google to notify users about PI in Search

Google is launching a new tool called 'Results about you' to notify users if their personal information like phone number, email and address appear in Search results. The tool will make it easier for the users to make removal requests of personal information from Google Search. Read More

Mozilla blames Google, Apples for anti-competitive practices

Mozilla has accused Google, Apple, and Microsoft of anti-competitive practices and for limiting user choice. It published a report blaming the companies that develop operating systems of using them as leverage to keep users in their own apps and prevent them from installing alternative versions of apps. Read More

Google to pay $100m in settlement for BIPA violations

Google has agreed to pay $100 million as part of a class-action lawsuit over Google Photos' face grouping tool that violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The lawsuit was brought by a class of roughly 42,000 individuals and the eligible members of the class will receive $154 each. Read More

Financial firms fined for use of unauthorized messaging apps

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has imposed a penalty of $1.8 billion against 11 of the world’s largest banks and brokerages for violating record-keeping rules. The employees of these firms were found to be using unauthorized messaging apps instead of communicating over company email or other approved platforms. Read More

TikTok under probe for violating children’s data privacy

UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has served a notice of intent to TikTok, accusing the app of breaching the UK data protection law, including processing the data of children under the age of 13 without parental consent. TikTok could be hit with a fine of £27 million ($29.3 million) if the allegations are proven. Read More


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