UK ICO reiterates GDPR warning to ad tech companies

Speaking at ExchangeWire’s ATS event in London on Sept. 9, the ICO’s head of technology and policy, Ali Shah, encouraged ad tech businesses still relying on a legitimate interest to come forward and engage with the regulator. Shah promised those that do so won’t face financial penalties — as long as they come forward within the next four months.

Judge lets Facebook privacy class action proceed, calls company's views 'so wrong'

According to Reuters, A federal judge ordered Facebook Inc (FB.O) to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users’ private data, calling the social media company’s views on privacy “so wrong.”

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) released a Report assessing several pending legislative proposals

EPIC’s report Grading on a Curvereviews recent developments, identifies key characteristics of privacy laws, and assesses pending legislative proposals.The EPIC Report finds that all of the bills lack the basic elements of a comprehensive privacy law,such as a federal baseline for privacy protection, anopportunity for individuals to enforce their rights, and an independent data protection agency.

FEMA notifies disaster survivors of possible privacy breach affecting 2.5 million people

In a letter sent to survivors, FEMA representatives informed affected survivors that their banking and home address information was impacted.

Digital experts raise data privacy concerns in review of Sidewalk Labs project

A key panel of digital experts tasked with assessing the technological aspects of Sidewalk Labs’ controversial development plan for Toronto’s waterfront has issued a preliminary report that is critical of a number of core elements of the smart city project.