France Fines Google and Facebook

France recently fined Google and Facebook for hampering users’ ability to stop the companies tracking their online activity. According to BBC, French regulators have hit Google and Facebook with fines totalling 210m euros over the use of cookies. The French data privacy watchdog Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, the CNIL, said both sites were making it difficult for internet users to refuse the online trackers.

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India Adopting Data Privacy Laws

India is the latest country on the list to adopt federal data privacy laws for their citizens. According to The Times of India, the two-decade-old Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act), the existing governing law, hasn’t been able to keep up with the rapid advancements in technology. With India recently witnessing a massive increase in cyberattacks, cybercriminals have been steadily discovering new ways to obtain sensitive personal information.

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applications. Individual taxpayers and tax professionals are required to verify with to NIST 800-63-3 IAL2+Liveness and AAL2 for secure login. These identity proofing services are crucial for the IRS to ensure millions of taxpayers and tax professionals can securely access the IRS and its applications.” What you may not know is that they are collecting biometric data in the process. In the United States as it currently stands, there is no single, comprehensive federal law regulating the collection and use of biometric data. Does that concern you?

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Amazon Mishandling Customer Data

ticle recently surfaced about Amazon mishandling customer data back in 2018. The article states that, “according to internal documents from the Center for Investigative Reporting and WIRED, Amazon’s vast empire of customer data—its metastasizing record of what you search for, what you buy, what shows you watch, what pills you take, what you say to Alexa, and who’s at your front door—had become so sprawling, fragmented, and promiscuously handled within the company that the security division couldn’t even map all of it, much less adequately defend its borders.”

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Web3? What’s That?

A hot topic of discussion is the evolution of the internet as we know it. Web3 is all the rage and some very wealthy individuals are putting a lot of financial eggs in the Web3 basket. So why should you care and what do you need to know?

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Revocable Consent

Revocable consent is the right for a user to revoke access to a piece of personal information at any time. We run into it time and time again where websites and companies aren’t actually allowing us to rescind our data when we feel like it. There is always some sort of “30 day” clause or fine print that we happen to miss when we accept the terms and conditions.

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