Updated: May 27, 2020
Here’s a round-up of interesting reading we found online today*;
Apple Faces Privacy Complaints to EU Watchdogs Over Siri. A man who worked on Apple’s Siri transcription project in Ireland complained to European privacy authorities over “massive violation of the privacy of millions of citizens.”
GDPR wholly inappropriate to govern contact-tracing data. Human Rights Committee Chair Harriet Harman says current data protection law is not up to the job of governing the data collected by the Covid-19 contact-tracing app
The Health Service Executive has said it is to suspend the practice of informing employers of Covid-19 test results and seek guidance from the Data Protection Commissioner. In a statement to RTÉ News the HSE said that in normal circumstances, employees should receive test results before they are sent to their employer.
A broad coalition of privacy and digital rights activists have demanded answers to pertinent questions regarding the government's plans to build a COVID-19 datastore, in partnership with several major tech giants. A dozen groups including Liberty and medConfidential have written to Matt Hancock demanding answers.
Arcserve, LLC, the world’s most experienced data and ransomware protection provider, today announced an expansion of its alliance with Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, to introduce industry-first cyber and data protection for infrastructures with on-premises, cloud, and SaaS-based workloads.
Ukraine Arrests Hacker In Country’s Largest Theft of Crypto Wallets, Info; Iran Requires Crypto Exchanges To Be Licensed. The Security Service of Ukraine is reportedly holding a hacker for allegedly selling a database with 773 million email addresses and 21 million unique passwords, CoinDesk reported.
Africa’s Accelerating Data Protection Laws And Governance. With the Malabo Convention at play, Africa is no slouch when it comes to data privacy and governance. Now, if only we could convince the government to ratify it.
*These sites aren’t affiliated with GDPR Community and these aren’t an advertisement, they’re simply site’s we’ve thought the community might have an interest in reading.