Privacy Roundup #15
“Privacy means people know what they’re signing up for, in plain language, and repeatedly. I believe people are smart. Some people want to share more than other people do. Ask them.” – Steve Jobs
- The new satirical video is a critique of the government's reliance on 'technological solutionism' in the fight against Coronavirus and increasingly across public services more widely, and their willingness to then scapegoat ‘mutant algorithms’ when their hopes for technological panaceas inevitab
- ‘Potentially hundreds of thousands of citizens’: Mass surveillance slammed in French-speaking SwitzerlandContact Me Reach me via email to admin[at]pogowasright.org. If you know about a breach that should be included on this site or need to contact me about another matter, e-mail me: admin[at]databreaches.net Alternate Email: breaches[at]protonmail.ch.
- The Western Five Eyes powers have issued yet another joint statement effectively calling for tech firms to engineer backdoors into end-to-end and device encryption.
- Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise line operator, has confirmed that the personal information of customers, employees, and ship crews was stolen during an August ransomware attack.
- Privacy Badger was created to protect users from pervasive non-consensual tracking, and to do so automatically, without relying on human-edited lists of known trackers. While our goals remain the same, our approach is changing. It is time for Privacy Badger to evolve.
- Two months after securing a $33 million funding round from investors, food delivery startup Chowbus is grappling with a breach that observers say exposed personal data on hundreds of thousands of customers.
- Smart watches, which are gaining popularity among Russians, are among the Internet of things (IoT) devices, which means that by hacking them, an attacker can get confidential user information, listen to their conversations and track their movement, said Ilyas Kireev, a leading promotion Manager at C
- The world's second-biggest fashion retailer was today handed a monumental fine for violating the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A German subsidiary of Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) was fined €35,258,707.
- Sharon Chen and Glenn Haley of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner have a series of articles concerning Hong Kong’s possible protection-strengthening amendments o the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”). They write:
- Shibu Philip admits he knows what it’s like to “maybe waste a bit of time at work”. Shibu is the founder of Transcend – a small London-based firm that buys beauty products wholesale and re-sells them online.