ICO says that voice data collected unlawfully by HMRC should be deleted

The voice records of five million people are to be deleted following breaching General Data Protection Regulation. Following a complaint from the privacy watchdog, Big Brother Watch, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) conducted an investigation in HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) focusing on the use of voice authentication for customer verification on some of HMRCs’ […]

Privacy professionals salaries rise, survey finds

Latest IAPP survey of privacy professionals reveals a 7% salary increase over the past two years, yet gender pay gaps still remain. The survey consisting of more than 1,000 respondents focused on the salaries, bonuses, raises and other additional forms of compensations of privacy professionals. Since the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation […]

Megvii accused of enabling mass surveillance for China

The mobile app, Megvii, has been identified to be providing biometrics technology to the Chinese government with the purpose of surveilling Muslim minority citizens. The mass surveillance app matches faces with photo identification and cross references the pictures on other documents. The app also documents ‘suspicious’ behaviours. The accumulated information determines whether Muslim minorities should […]

Statutory inquiry opened into US AI firm Quantcast International Limited

Quantcast International Limited is under investigation for breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In addition to the 17 multinational technology companies being investigated, the Irish Data Protection Commission have now opened an investigation into the American tech firm, which specialises in AI-driven real-time advertising. The Data Protection Commission released a statement about the […]

European Data Protection Supervisor receives leadership award

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has presented European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, with their annual IAPP Privacy Leadership Award.  Responding on Twitter Mr Buttarelli, who was not in attendance to receive his award said;  “Honoured to receive the 2019 Privacy Leadership Award from the IAPP Board. It reflects the success of the institution I […]

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner opens investigations into 17 multinational tech companies

Speaking at the US Senate hearing, Helen Dixon has opened more than 50 investigations, some of which are expected to conclude by the end of the summer. The 50 investigations include domestic companies, public sector bodies and tech giants. Out of the 17 multinational technology companies being investigated, eight of them involve Facebook, whilst others […]