Somerville: Second U.S city to ban facial recognition

Somerville, Massachusetts has become the second city in the US to ban the use of facial recognition technology.  The “Face Surveillance Full Ban Ordinance” passed Thursday night by Somerville’s City Council, bans the use of facial recognition software in public spaces by any agency, department, bureau and/or subordinate division of the City of Somerville. The […]

Report reveals concerns over visibility and access to trusted data

In Panaseer’s first Security Leader’s Peer Report, a survey of 200 enterprise security leaders was conducted. The report revealed that 89% of security leaders are struggling with insight into trusted data and visibility, with 31% raising concerns that a lack of visibility will impact their ability to adhere to regulations. The report identified that 16.5% […]

Businesses are at risk from fraudulent domains, research reveals

The Domain Fraud Report 2019 by Proofpoint analysed over 350 million domains to help identity domain trends on a global and regional scale. It was identified that domain fraud is a threat to businesses across a variety of industries and geographies with 76% of respondents finding “lookalike” domains posing as their brand, and 85% of […]

Company fined €20K for employee surveillance

France’s data protection authority, CNIL have imposed a penalty against Uniontrad Company following complaints from several employees. Employees from the company had filed complaints about the company filming them at their workstation, between 2013 and 2017. CNIL alerted the company surrounding the rules that employees should not be filmed continuously and all information present on […]

Facebook reveals details on new cryptocurrency Libra

Libra will allow users worldwide to make financial transactions starting from 2020. The digital currency is described as a “global, digitally native, reserve-backed cryptocurrency built on the foundation of blockchain technology”. It allows individuals that may not necessarily have a bank account to transfer money and use it as a method of payment. Authors of […]

Phone carriers violate privacy law, claims groups

A complaint has been made by public interest groups following allegations that major phone carriers are sharing their customers’ location data without consent. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received a complaint against Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile The complaint wrote: “The Carriers have disclosed customer location information to location aggregators, other location-based services companies, […]