#Privacy: Online marketplace hit with privacy lawsuit over data breach

Online marketplace Minted has been hit with a class action lawsuit filed under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  The proposed lawsuit alleges that Minted failed to implement reasonable security measures to protect customers’ personally identifiable information (PII).  Minted disclosed on May 28, that on May 6 unauthorised actors obtained information from the company’s user […]

Online marketplace hit with privacy lawsuit over data breach

Online marketplace Minted has been hit with a class action lawsuit filed under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  The proposed lawsuit alleges that Minted failed to implement reasonable security measures to protect customers’ personally identifiable information (PII).  Minted disclosed on May 28, that on May 6 unauthorised actors obtained information from the company’s user […]

#Privacy: US Judge approves $3.2 million settlement over biometric violations

US restaurant chain Corner Bakery Cafe has agreed a $3.2m class action settlement with former employees, over Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) violations.  The class action lawsuit, filed in 2019 in Cook County Circuit Court, claimed that the company violated BIPA when requiring its employees to use a biometric fingerprint timekeeping system without obtaining […]

#Privacy: Philippines privacy commission approves employee monitoring software

The Philippines National Privacy Commission (NPC) will now allow companies to install monitoring software in company-issued devices to monitor work-from-home employees.  The NPC clarified that the monitoring must adhere to the provisions of the Data Privacy Act (DPA), ensuring that the rights and freedom of staff remain protected.  The NPC adds that employers must notify […]

#Privacy: Microsoft becomes the latest US company to ban facial recognition sales to police

Microsoft is joining IBM and Amazon in halting the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement, until further regulation is enforced.  In a statement, Microsoft explained that until there was “strong national law grounded in human rights”, the company would not sell its facial recognition technology to US police departments.  Microsoft first called for […]

#Privacy: Dutch employee insurance agency improves security after investigation

The Dutch Employee Insurance Agency’s (UWV) employer portal has improved its security following an investigation and fine, according to the country’s data protection authority (AP).  An investigation by the Dutch data protection authority in 2017 revealed that the agency did not apply multi-factor authentication when granting access to the employer portal. In addition, employers and […]