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... **Consumer protection in the digital age** Another big challenge we face in consumer protection is making sure the digital transition works for people. We are long past the point where digital is a ‘sector' of the economy. Today, digital is integrated in every sector of the economy. ... **The Artificial Intelligence Act** But something tells me that when we look back on this phase of history, the single most important thing we will have done - or not have done - is to deal with Artificial Intelligence. To be clear, the Commission is certainly not opposing Artificial Intelligence. Deploying AI in industrial and consumer applications promises huge benefits for consumers, in all kinds of ways. First, by making it easier for consumers' choices to be taken into account. By tailoring products and services to individual needs and wants. ... That is why the AI Act is so important. Like **GDPR**, it is another ‘first of its kind'. By moving early to set the ground rules for how AI can be used, in particular for ‘high-risk' applications, we have a window of opportunity. We can shape how applications are being developed in real time. And because of the weight and strength of our Single Market, it is very likely that this will set another ‘gold standard' internationally. Tomorrow, we complement the AI Act with updated liability rules for the digital age. These include a specific proposal on liability of AI systems. Our aim is to make it easier for consumers to claim compensation for damages caused by such systems.

In 2015, Leicestershire Police scanned the faces of 90,000 individuals at a music festival in the UK and checked these images against a database of people suspected of crimes across Europe. This was the first known deployment of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) at an outdoor public event in the UK. In the years since, the surveillance technology has been [frequently used](https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/campaigns/stop-facial-recognition/) throughout the country with little government oversight and no electoral mandate.

TikTok faces a £27 million fine ($29 million ... for the moment, at least) following a British government investigation that found the Chinese media giant may have breached UK data protection laws and failed to protect children's privacy.

Civil society groups are urging the federal government to take up a model law that would govern the use of facial recognition technology in Australia, where legislative loopholes risk creating a "Wild West".

Nigeria’s National Assembly says the Data Protection Bill will be passed into law within 30 days of receiving it from the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The Chairman Senate Committee on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Cybercrime, Yakubu Useni, made the promise at a one-day sensitisation workshop on data protection organised for members of the national assembly in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

TikTok is facing a £27 million ($29 million) fine after the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) provisionally found that the company breached child data protection laws for a two-year period. The alleged law breach happened from May 2018 through July 2020, with the ICO noting that the company “may have” processed data of children under the age of 13 without parental consent. Additionally, it said the company may have “failed to provide proper information to its users in a concise, transparent and easily understood way” and “processed special category data, without legal grounds to do so.”

Meta Platforms Inc. was sued for allegedly building a secret work-around to safeguards that Apple Inc. launched last year to protect iPhone users from having their internet activity tracked.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. California will be the first state to mandate online businesses to prioritize children's safety by forbidding them from creating profiles of children or utilizing personal data in ways that could psychologically or physically harm children.

Online age verification: a complex issue with significant privacy risks Verifying the age of an Internet user is hampered by the difficulty for the various technical stakeholders on the Internet to really know who is the person behind the computer or smartphone. This need to identify Internet users is, in fact, an issue for privacy and personal data protection, since knowledge of an individual's identity can then be linked to their online activity. Yet, this contains particularly sensitive, private information.

Fonte: sito web del Comitato europeo per la protezione dei dati (EDPB). Abbiamo raccolto i principali riferimenti della produzione documentale dell’EDPB così come pubblicati sul loro sito istituzionale. Il nostro obiettivo è quello di proporre una risorsa che offra una panoramica sui principali provvedimenti emessi dall’EDPB per agevolare i professionisti della privacy e le persone che si occupano di protezione dei dati e privacy nelle attività di lavoro e di studio. La pagina è comunque in continuo aggiornamento.

Source: European Data Protection Board (EDPB) website. We collected the main references of the EDPB’s documentary production as published on their institutional website. Our aim is to propose a resource that provides an overview of the main measures issued by the EDPB in order to facilitate privacy professionals and people dealing with data protection and privacy in their work and study activities. However, the page is continually being updated.

Malicious actors such as Kinsing are taking advantage of both recently disclosed and older security flaws in Oracle WebLogic Server to deliver cryptocurrency-mining malware.

Uber confirms it is investigating cybersecurity incident
Uber confirmed on Thursday it was responding to a cybersecurity incident following reports the company had taken several internal communications and engineering systems offline after staff had been contacted by a hacker.

Last week, with much of the world focused on [the passing of Queen Elizabeth](https://www.fastcompany.com/90787461/whats-happening-with-queen-elizabeth-ii-latest-news-as-health-concerns-grow), the Federal Trade Commission [held a public hearing](https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events/2022/09/commercial-surveillance-data-security-anpr-public-forum) to pick the brains of experts about privacy and data governance. It was the start of a long, complicated process that could, potentially, see the rules about data privacy in America rewritten, limiting what businesses can collect and sell, and potentially shaking the core of many big technology firms, such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon.

Washington: Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko on Tuesday claimed that the Parag Agrawal-led platform hired a Chinese agent working for the country’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), and reiterated that the Indian government also “forced” Twitter to hire government agents. During a hearing with the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Twitter’s former security chief said that Twitter’s poor security practices harmed US national security, reports Engadget.

Twitter's former head of security Peiter "Mudge" Zatko on Tuesday told the US Senate Judiciary Committee that the social media company's lax data handling and inability to present problems to its board of directors threaten the privacy, security, and democracy for Americans. Zatko appeared before Senate lawmakers to testify about [the whistleblower report](https://www.theregister.com/2022/08/23/twitter_security_whisterblower/) he submitted late last month detailing concerns about the state of cybersecurity at the microblogging outfit. In today's testimony he claimed Twitter management was lying to its board, and to regulators both foreign and domestic. "Twitter’s security failures threaten national security, compromise the privacy and security of users, and at times threaten the very continued existence of the Company," said Zatko [in prepared remarks](https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Testimony%20-%20Zatko%20-%202022-09-13.pdf) [PDF].

Indonesia to pass new data privacy law after spate of leaks
JAKARTA: Data operators could face up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of 5 billion rupiah (US$337,000) for leaking or misusing private information, according to Indonesia’s new data privacy bill set to be passed by parliament this week. Institutions may collect personal information for a specific purpose but must erase the record once that purpose has been met, according to a copy of the draft law obtained by Bloomberg. Relevant parties have two years to comply with the rules once it becomes law.

Answer to a written question - Interoperability of toll systems and data protection - E-002504/2022(ASW)
Regulation (EU) 2016/6791 (‘the Regulation’) lays down that location data qualifies as personal data any time it relates to an individual. Insofar as the collection of location data of vehicles implies the collection of personal data of the drivers using that vehicle, the collection of location data of vehicles must comply with the Regulation.

Answer to a written question - Concerns raised by the European Data Protection Supervisor about Europol and the protection of personal data - E-002352/2022(ASW)
The Commission is aware of the opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) expressed in its press release published on Monday 27 June 2022 and would like to highlight that, under its new mandate, which entered into force on 28 June 2022, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) is able to step up its support to Member States in fighting serious crime and terrorism. With the adoption of the amended Europol Regulation1, the co-legislators have also decided to reinforce Europol’s data protection framework with clear safeguards to effectively analyse large and complex datasets and detect links to crimes and criminals in other Member States.

ICO publishes guidance on privacy enhancing technologies
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published [draft guidance on privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs)](https://ico.org.uk/media/about-the-ico/consultations/4021464/chapter-5-anonymisation-pets.pdf) to help organisations unlock the potential of data by putting a data protection by design approach into practice. PETs are technologies that can help organisations share and use people’s data responsibly, lawfully, and securely, including by minimising the amount of data used and by encrypting or anonymising personal information. They are already used by financial organisations when investigating money laundering, for example, and by the healthcare sector to provide better health outcomes and services to the public.

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