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Individuals Simple read

Neighbour wins privacy row over smart doorbell and cameras

A judge has ruled that security cameras and a Ring doorbell installed in a house in Oxfordshire "unjustifiably invaded" the privacy of a neighbour.

Business & Government Intermediate read

Europe fit for the Digital Age: Commission proposes new rules and actions for excellence and trust in Artificial Intelligence

The Commission proposes today new rules and actions aiming to turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI). The combination of the first-ever legal framework on AI and a new Coordinated Plan with Member States will guarantee the safety and fundamental rights of people and businesses, while strengthening AI uptake, investment and innovation across the EU. New rules on Machinery will complement this approach by adapting safety rules to increase users' trust in the new, versatile generation of products.

Business & Government Intermediate read

China’s Data Security Law in Effect Sept. 1, 2021

Prepare for Compliance: China’s Data Security Law contains provisions that cover the usage, collection, and protection of data in China. Violations will trigger penalty fines and even suspension of business and revocation of license or permits.

[Simple] Gay Dating App "Grindr" to be fined almost € 10 Mio

In January 2020, the Norwegian Consumer Council and the European privacy NGO noyb.eu filed three strategic complaints against Grindr and several adtech companies over illegal sharing of users’ data. Like many other apps, Grindr shared personal data (like location data or the fact that someone uses Grindr) to potentially hundreds of third parties for advertisment.

[Simple] Tech giants may face billions of pounds in fines from new UK watchdog

Competition regulator wants Digital Markets Unit to have power to levy huge penalties if firms abuse code of conduct

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act Shifts Away from a Consent-Centric Framework

The Singapore Parliament passed amendments to its Personal Data Protection Act from 2012.

Unfounded Closing of Adtech Complaint

The UK’s data watchdog is facing a legal challenge after it took the decision to quietly close a complaint against the adtech industry’s high velocity background trading of personal data. The legal challenge was reported earlier by Politico.

Ornstein: Players to sue for hundreds of millions over use of their statistics

Lawsuit over the ownership of personal statistics and tracking data. Hundreds of Enlglish football players are taking legal action over the use of their performance and tracking data without consent or compensation.

Personal Data Ownership

Legal, Economic, and Political Reasons For Individuals to Have Ownership Rights over Their Personal Data Triggered responses from different views ('baisc human rights' or 'property rights') in Slack.

“SARS-CoV-2 Tracking under GDPR” by noyb

In the wake of the Corona crisis, many governments and non-governmental institutions consider the usage of infection tracking systems to fight the pandemic. They float different ideas how these systems shall look like. While reviewing some of those ideas, noyb (European Center for Digital Rights) has prepared this ad hoc paper on legal requirements for virus trackingsystems.

My Data, My Terms: A Proposal for Personal Data Use Licenses

In this paper, we propose the creation of a system of personal data licenses that will help individuals determine conditions for granting access to their personal data.

Towards the Uberisation of Legal Practice

Uber and Airbnb signify new ways of working and doing business by facilitating direct access to providers through new digitalised platforms. The gig economy is also beginning to percolate into legal practice through what is colloquially known as NewLaw.

Can you own your data?

Arguments about data ownership... ”you can’t own legally, but ownership is also a social construct... more rights you have closer to ownership you feel”


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