Privacy Roundup #16

“If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy.” – Philip Zimmermann

Breach at food delivery service Chowbus reportedly affects hundreds of thousands of customers

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.

Russian experts warned about the dangers of smart watches

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

H&M Fined €35.2m for GDPR Violations

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.

Important Changes to HK Data Protection Law Under Way

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:

When your every keystroke, mouse click, and website visit is monitored by your boss…

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.

Privacy of biometric data in DHS hands in doubt, inspector general says

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Egypt Issues New Data Protection Law

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Why privacy must be at the core of every tech product

Did you know Ingrid Ødegaard, the author of this piece, is speaking at TNW2020 this year? Check out their session on ‘How to compete with tech giants’ here.

The EU regulator tasked with policing Google is under pressure after dragging out its probe for 2 years

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The price of stolen remote login passwords is dropping. That’s a bad sign

Remote desktop protocol (RDP) enables employees to securely connect to the servers of their organisation remotely – a practice which has grown during 2020 as employees have increasingly worked from home.

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