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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office open joint investigation into Clearview AI Inc.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have opened a joint investigation into the personal information handling practices of Clearview AI Inc., focusing on the company’s use of ‘scraped’ data and biometrics of individuals.

The investigation highlights the importance of enforcement cooperation in protecting the personal information of Australian and UK citizens in a globalized data environment.

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Block the Google/Fitbit merger

Google and Fitbit need the European Commission’s approval before they can merge. Privacy International is writing to the Commission, to demand that the merger is blocked. The more organisations and individuals that share their concerns about the merger, the more pressure it puts on the Commission to block this merger.

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Robots, drones and surveillance apps: The unexpected future of medicine

Healthcare has traditionally been cautious about new technologies. But a new wave of innovation is likely to change all of that.

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Home router warning: They're riddled with known flaws and run ancient, unpatched Linux

There are no routers in the study from the Fraunhofer Institute without known security flaws.

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Statement on the publication of ICO guidance to businesses collecting personal data for contact tracing

Statement from Deputy Chief Executive Paul Arnold as the ICO publishes initial guidance for businesses asked to record and maintain personal data of customers, staff and visitors in support of the test and trace scheme.

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