News

17
Apr

Google misled customers about use of location data, court rules

Michaela Whitbourn The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 April 2021 www.smh.com.au/national/google-misled-customers-about-use-of-location-data-court-rules-20210416-p57jql.html

13
Apr

Clearview scandal exposes limits of transatlantic AI collaboration

Melissa Heikkilä POLITICO, 8 April 2021 www.politico.eu/article/clearview-scandal-exposes-limits-transatlantic-ai-facial-recognition-collaboration

8
Apr

Likely Legal, ‘Vaccine Passports’ Emerge as the Next Coronavirus Divide

Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Adam Liptak The New York Times, 6 April 2021 www.nytimes.com/2021/04/06/us/politics/vaccine-passports-coronavirus.html

6
Apr

Seeing stones: pandemic reveals Palantir’s troubling reach in Europe

Daniel Howden, Apostolis Fotiadis, Ludek Stavinoha, Ben Holst The Guardian, 2 April 2021 www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/02/seeing-stones-pandemic-reveals-palantirs-troubling-reach-in-europe

30
Mar

ACLU to FOIA information about national security uses of AI

Bryan Walsh 26 March 2021, Axios www.axios.com/aclu-national-security-artificial-intelligence-bc2bf189-6cdb-44d4-a0d4-42c37a8b69ed.html

5
Mar

EU executive mulls tougher rules for microtargeting of political ads

Samuel Stolton Euractiv, 3 March 2021 www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/commission-mulls-tougher-rules-for-microtargeting-of-political-ads

4
Mar

Getting on the front foot with vaccination passport

Kate McDonald Pulse+IT, 19 February 2021 www.pulseitmagazine.com.au/blog/5924-getting-on-the-front-foot-with-vaccination-passport

6
Feb

People Are Really Mad About Facebook’s Changes To WhatsApp’s Privacy Policies

Pranav Dixit BuzzFeed News, 13 January 2021 https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/pranavdixit/whatsapp-privacy-policy-changes

10
Dec

Bluetooth Tracing and Covid-19 App: is this privacy safe?

The Privacy Foundation New Zealand has reviewed the updated Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) from the Ministry of Health (MOH) that addresses the extension of the Covid-19 App’s function into the use of Bluetooth[1].  The Foundation endorses the privacy focused approach to the technology and highlights the following privacy points: the problem is COVID-19. Contact tracing is like the ambulance at

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5
Dec

‘Regulation gap’ for facial recognition technology, law expert says

Phil Pennington RNZ, 4 December 2020 www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/432088/regulation-gap-for-facial-recognition-technology-law-expert-says