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FaceApp raises privacy concerns

According to The Verge, FaceApp, a Russia-based app that applies filters to photos, is having another moment in the spotlight thanks to a filter that makes users look older or younger. As with the last viral moment, however, users have been surprised to learn that the app’s creators are harvesting metadata from their photos.

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Netherlands authority fines hospital € 460,000 for insufficient internal security of patient records

The AP imposed a fine of 460,000 euros on Haga Hospital after an investigation raised when dozens of hospital staff had unnecessarily checked the medical records of a well-known Dutch person.

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In systemic breach, hackers steal millions of Bulgarians' financial data

According to Reuters, Bulgaria’s finance minister apologized to the country on Tuesday after admitting hackers had stolen millions of taxpayers’ financial data in an attack that one researcher said may have compromised nearly every adult’s personal records.

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FTC approves $ 5 billion fine for Facebook

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Irish DPA to review Google Assistant recording data breach

According to Bloomberg, the Irish Data Protection Commission received a breach notification from Google on and, if serious violations are found, may levy hefty fines under the new data protection rules.

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