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The District of Columbia and the states of Texas, Indiana and Washington Monday filed lawsuits against Alphabet’s Google over alleged deceptive location-tracking practices and violating the privacy of the users. In separate lawsuits filed against Google, the attorneys general allege that the search engine giant has systematically deceived its users about its location tracking practices [...]

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Interacting with the dead is no longer science fiction. Digital technologies have evolved to the extent that they can be—and are being used—to emulate the dead. During the last five years, media reports recount efforts of people who have tried and developed, with different degrees of success, chatbots based on a deceased person’s digital data: [...]

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The Austrian Data Protection Authority (DPA) Thursday ruled that an Austrian website provider’s continuous use of Google Analytics and the resultant transfer of personal data to Google violated the European Union’s (EU) privacy law, the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR). The ruling responded to a series of representations filed by the Austrian privacy advocacy group [...]

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The UK Supreme Court unanimously rejected Wednesday a legal action against Google, which alleged that the tech giant had secretly tracked millions of iPhone users and used their data for commercial purposes without consent. The class action-style case began in 2017 when consumer rights activist Richard Lloyd brought an action seeking damages on behalf of all [...]

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The Legislative Council of Hong Kong passed the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Bill 2021 on Wednesday. The law deals with “doxxing” which is the public release of information identifying an individual or organization. The Bill was introduced to the Legislative Council in July. The law empowers The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data [...]

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