DDP's November 2021 Data Rights + Data Privacy News Roundup
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 November 2021...
Facebook to shut facial recognition system and delete 1bn ‘faceprints’
Firm says decision is in response to growing concerns over software that identifies users in photos and videos.
Google worked with Facebook to undermine Apple's attempts to offer its users greater privacy protections, complaint alleges
This anti-trust lawsuit alleges that #BigTech working together to sabotage to Apple’s efforts to prevent us from getting more privacy for our data, Surprised?
States Are Toughening Up Privacy Laws for At-Home DNA Tests
California’s SB 41 is the latest to tighten regulations on the sensitive data collected by companies like 23andMe or Ancestry.
Anonymity No More? Age Checks Come to the Web.
The effects of the "social dilemma" are starting to be felt. How do you feel about verifying your age online, if it protects young people?
Robinhood hit by data breach exposing emails, names of 7M users
It's safe to say it's been quite the year for Robinhood.
How Even an Email Address Leaves Robin Hood Users Exposed to Financial Criminals
"...even less private information can prove risky for customers if it falls from the right place into the wrong hands. That is because it can help thieves put together a clear picture of potential targets."
Meta Needs to Change More Than Just Its Name
"Zuckerberg’s presentation on Thursday, where he unveiled his vision for the metaverse alongside the new name, was more Elon Musk than Steve Jobs."
Baltimore Officially Bans Private Use of Facial Recognition Technology
More and more cities are jumping on board to protect our biometric data
Evan Spiegel on the Call for Regulation
The Snap chief said that he was “impressed” by Europe’s moves, and that there was still time to “course-correct” in the United States.
YouTube, TikTok, Snap Resist Facebook Comparison on Kids Privacy
Crazy how these days, no one wants to be compared to Facebook.
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