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US House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on facial recognition ban

After the recent ban of facial recognition technology in San Francisco, the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform will hold a hearing, on Wednesday 22 May, on the impacts of facial-recognition tech on citizens' civil rights and liberties.

Find the hearing schedule here
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European Data Protection Board - First overview on the GDPR implementation

The European Data Protection Board releases the first overview on the implementation of the GDPR and the roles and means of the national supervisory authorities, indicating that EU Regulators issued almost € 66m fines for about 95,000 GDPR violations in 11 countries.

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Twitter accidentally shared iOS location data

Twitter informed its users that it accidentally collected and shared iOS location data with one of its partners. Users having more than one account and who opted to activate precise location feature in at least one of them, might have had location data collected by Twitter shared with one of the company partners.

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San Francisco to ban city use of facial recognition technology

San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped develop

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WhatsApp security breach

According to Reuters, WhatsApp and a unit of Facebook asked the U.S. Department of Justice to help with the investigations, and encouraged all WhatsApp users to update to the latest version of the app, where the breach had been fixed.

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