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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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The legislation and judiciary committee (“the committee”) of South Korea’s National Assembly on Wednesday approved a bill banning app store operators such as Apple and Google from charging software developers commissions on in-app purchases. The bill is an amendment of the Telecommunications Business Act and seeks to prevent app-store operators from unfairly using their market [...]

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The cyber security firm UpGuard released a report on Monday disclosing leaks of 38 million records from Microsoft’s PowerApps platform. The type of data exposed is highly personal in nature, including vaccination records, social security numbers for job applicants, COVID-19 contact tracing, and millions of email addresses and phone numbers. UpGuard attributed the leak to [...]

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Zoom agreed to pay $85 million in a class action lawsuit settlement on Saturday after users accused Zoom of violating their privacy rights. Several plaintiffs joined the class action lawsuit against Zoom, alleging that the video conferencing platform violated California law by: “(1) sharing Plaintiffs’ personally identifiable information with third parties; (2) misstating Zoom’s security [...]

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Austria’s Supreme Court of Justice referred four fundamental questions regarding the legality of Facebook’s collection and use of EU customers’ data to the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) on Tuesday. The questions arose in a civil case filed by Maximilian Schrems, an Austrian lawyer and privacy activist, who alleges that Facebook deprives users [...]

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The Legislative Council of Hong Kong Special Administration Region began discussions Wednesday on the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Bill, which focuses on tackling doxxing behaviour. The controversial bill has been a subject of criticism by technology giants and activists due to its implications on data privacy and freedom of expression. The Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) [...]

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The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced Friday that it opened a formal investigation against Amazon and Google for potentially failing to protect users from fake reviews. Both corporations potentially violated UK consumer protection rules. The CMA opened an initial investigation in May 2020 to determine whether major online shopping websites were taking adequate [...]

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