Here’s a round-up of interesting reading we found online today*;
Google sued by Arizona for tracking users’ locations in spite of settings. Arizona has filed suit against Google over tracking users’ locations even after they’ve turned tracking off, claiming that the advertising-fueled tech titan has a “complex web of settings and purported ‘consents'” that enable it to furtively milk us for sweet, sweet ad dollars reported by Sophos.
Personal data collected by the NHS’ coronavirus test and trace system will be stored on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure. The detail was revealed in an updated version of the NHS Test and Trace privacy notice. It states that US-based AWS is “providing the secure storage location for the information collected by NHS Test and Trace”.
Belgian DPA Publishes Opinions on Draft Laws for the Creation of a Database and for the Use of Contact Tracing Apps for COVID-19 Tracking. On May 25 and May 26, 2020 respectively, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (the “Belgian DPA”) published two opinions on draft laws introducing COVID-19-related tracking initiatives: (1) the Opinion 42/2020 on the draft law for the creation of a database by Sciensano, a public health institution, and (2) the Opinion 43/2020 on the draft law for the use of contact tracing apps to fight the spread of COVID-19. The Belgian DPA had already issued critical opinions (Opinions 34 and 36) in April regarding draft Royal Decrees introducing similar initiatives by Sciensano that involved the use of tracing apps and the creation of a database for COVID-19 tracking.
Interesting write up "Two years after the GDPR went into effect, official data show that Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), crippled by a lack of resources, tight budgets, and administrative hurdles, have not yet been able to create adequate GDPR enforcement".
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) disclosed a data breach that led to the exposure of personal information of some Guest Rewards members. Amtrak, a high-speed intercity passenger rail provider and an independent US government agency, operates a nationwide rail network in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces, with 30 million customers during the last nine years.
Pablo Escobar’s brother sues Apple for $2.6b over FaceTime flaw. Roberto Escobar’s company has reportedly filed a $2.6 billion lawsuit against Apple for purportedly having lame-o security – security so bad, his address purportedly got leaked through FaceTime and has led to subsequent assassination attempts.
Jennifer Arcuri warns against using NHS tracking app over data security fears. Boris Johnson’s alleged ex-mistress said she would not download the app because 'there is no guarantee it's 100 per cent secure or the data is going to be kept secure'
Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the need to make access to the Internet a right for every citizen, adding that “we are committed to making this a reality for all Jamaicans”. Science and technology, she said, is crucial in the fight against COVID-19 and the social issues plaguing society.
*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.