April 2022 News Round Up

April 2022 News Round Up
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If you care about what's happening in the world of data privacy and data rights, you're in the right place.

Here's your monthly news roundup to keep you in-the-know with the latest data privacy news. We'll compile a list of top stories for you every month and send you news bytes that are easy to find in one place.

Here's what has happened so far in April 2022...

Google to pay $100 million class-action settlement in Illinois biometric privacy lawsuit

Google to pay $100 million class-action settlement in Illinois biometric privacy lawsuit
Class members are estimated to receive between $200 and $400 as part of a settlement over Google’s face grouping tool.

Elon Musk’s Twitter Buy Exposes a Privacy Minefield

Elon Musk’s Twitter Buy Exposes a Privacy Minefield
The social network’s user data and more will soon be at the whims of the world’s richest man. Who’s worried?

Use Venmo or Robinhood? The Plaid settlement deadline was April, 28, 2022

Use Venmo or Robinhood? The Plaid settlement deadline is this week
A California-based financial service that works with Venmo, Robinhood, SoFi and many other apps could pay out $58 million as part of a class-action lawsuit settlement and the deadline to file a claim is this week.

All the Ways Amazon Tracks You—and How to Stop It

All the ways Amazon tracks you and how to stop it
Amazon has huge amounts of information about you. Is its convenience worth your personal data?

Utah becomes fourth US state to enact comprehensive consumer privacy legislation

Utah becomes fourth US state to enact comprehensive consumer privacy legislation
Gov. Spencer Cox signs Utah Consumer Privacy Act into Law.

The Unnerving Rise of Video Games that Spy on You

The Unnerving Rise of Video Games that Spy on You
Players generate a wealth of revealing psychological data—and some companies are soaking it up.

The Most Recent Data Breaches – April 2022

The Most Recent Data Breaches – April 2022
The most recent known data breach came to light on April 4, when the company Block acknowledged that Cash App had been breached by an insider threat. It is not yet clear how many customers have been…

The debate over a privacy bill is inching forward on Capitol Hill

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