San Francisco: the first city in the US to ban facial recognition technology

The “Stop Secret Surveillance” ordinance has been passed 8-1 by the city’s board of supervisors. The ordinance bans facial recognition technology being used by local agencies such as law enforcement. Additionally any future plans to buy any kind of new surveillance technology will have to be approved by city administrators first. The ban won’t stop […]

Internet of Things remains privacy concern for consumers

New research has found that consumers worldwide have reservations about the security of connected devices within the Internet of Things (IoT). A study conducted by the Internet Society, in partnership with global consumer group organisation, Consumers International, poled the views of citizens in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, the UK and the US regarding views on […]

Council in Leicestershire, England hit by data breach

Charnwood Borough Council has said sorry to residents after losing private and personal details due to an IT administrative mistake.  Chiefs at the North Leicestershire council did not remove a series of critical details from an official document, inadvertently compromising the privacy of the data subjects concerned. Among the data leaked were names, residential addresses, […]