Any pointers on how to report them?...
24/7 GPS monitoring of migrants enabled the UK Home Office to collect vast amounts of personal data, invading people’s privacy and inflicting psychological burdens.
It’s a punitive and offensive measure that has rightly been found unlawful by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Follow along with me on my #GDPR adventures.
In 2021 I cancelled my #LastPass subscription & migrated. I deliberately, & carefully, deleted my credit card information & all passwords from the account. I received email acknowledgement, & then I forgot about it.
That was a mistake.
Turns out, they continued to charge me. Every year. Even increased the fee.
Toda esta trapalhada com o Wordpress e Tumblr, onde o que os utilizadores publicam nestas plataformas será (ou poderá ser) usado em AI, é assustador.
Ontem mencionaram na minha stream que isto pode quebrar o #gdpr , mas mesmo assim, como alguém que escreve na internet e partilha os seus textos, fico sem vontade alguma de continuar. Não quero que uma "#AI" ande a consumir o que faço sem a minha permissão. Perdemos todos com isto: eu, por não escrever, vocês que deixam de me ler.
Under the #GDPR terms, consent or refusal for processing and selling personal data must be given freely.
Users must always be in control of their data and decide what they want to share, without paying fees for this freedom.
You can’t give users a choice between breaking the law (by taking away the possibility of choosing what can be shared), or asking users to pay a premium for law compliance.
Just like thieves don’t get contracts along the lines “you can steal from these shops, and if shop owners want to keep you away from their goods then they have to pay an antitheft fee to make up for your lost theft revenue”.
#Meta’s “privacy tax” is just like Apple’s alleged “3rd-party store tax”: users are not supposed to give a single fuck about the “likely financial loss” that a business will go through if a regulating body finds their practices to be illegal and requires the business model to change.
If revenue acquired through illegal means was never supposed to be there in the first place, then there are no losses to be charged to the consumers.
📡We are filing complaints, together with other consumer groups, against Meta today.
Their pay-or-consent choice these past months is a smokescreen.
Behind it lies massive, illegal data processing.
"Custom post types" are "models" in the context of MVC patterns.
Blog posts and news articles are posts. Images are posts. Contact form submissions are posts. Customer purchases in #WooCommerce are posts.
When will we finally recognize people's inability and denial to leave hostile web services (looking at you, #Meta, #Google, etc.) as similar to how addicts and people in toxic relationships (often times related to #MentalHealth impacts) act?
A big recruiting platform just answered my demand for access to my personal data (which was presumably given to them by a data broker) by sending me a screenshot of the data broker‘s job ads with no further explanation.
Do they want me to apply?!? I don‘t think the data broker would hire me though. They already know me and I‘m quite sure they do not like me very much. 😆
#privacy #DataProtection #GDPR #DataBrokers #BigData #EveryDayIsPrivacyDay
News about significant data breaches appear to break on a daily basis now. Yet some (business) people still give me strange looks when I tell them that the best way to protect data is to not have it stored. 🙄 You can‘t lose what you don‘t have. It‘s that simple. 🤷♂️
#privacy #DataProtection #GDPR #InfoSec #InformationSecurity #DataBreach #DataBreaches
‘The AI Act's debiasing exception to the GDPR’
A new blog post by Marvin van Bekkum & me.
The AI Act includes a debiasing exception to the General Data Protection Regulation's ban on using sensitive data (special categories of data). The EU considerably improved the text of the exception, compared to the first draft by the European Commission, adding several safeguards for processing sensitive data.
I was surprised how many startup founders at #TechArena2024 were unaware European companies cannot use most US-based cloud services without violating GDPR because the US government has surveillance authority over most cloud infrastructure providers.
EU-based alternatives: https://eucloud.tech/
A company that uses facial-recognition in vending machines on school campuses claims it’s machines are GDPR compliant.
“According to #Adaria and #Invenda, students shouldn't worry about data #privacy because the #VendingMachines are "fully compliant" with the world's toughest #data privacy law, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (#GDPR).”
I really hope that company will get caught lying soon.
The future isn’t just dystopic.
It’s also really really stupid.
Vending machine in Canadian school is found to use face recognition, maker claims its #GDPR compliant
Vending machine error reveals secret face image database of college students - Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Mars | Getty Images)
Canada-b... - https://arstechnica.com/?p=2005753 #generaldataprotectionregulation #facialrecognitiondata #smartvendingmachines #universityofwaterloo #vendingmachines #biometricdata #europeanunion #faceimagedata #marscandies #policy #canada #gdpr #mms
If I had a Euro for every time a company tried to convince me that the GDPR is valid only as long as it does not interfere with their respective business model, I‘d have MANY Euros. 🤦♂️🙄 Of course, the exact opposite is true: Their business models are valid only as long they are not interfering with the GDPR!
#privacy #DataProtection #GDPR #EnforcementNeeded #EveryDayIsPrivacyDay
@AlteredStateBlob made a good write up on what's going on and what you can do to enforce your rights and put a stop to this unbridled greed.
U.S. FTC is fining ($16.5m) Avast (antivirus vendor) for selling customers' web browsing histories (lists of visited websites, which are private, personal data https://blog.lukaszolejnik.com/web-browsing-histories-are-private-personal-data-now-what/). #GDPR https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2024/02/ftc-order-will-ban-avast-selling-browsing-data-advertising-purposes-require-it-pay-165-million-over
NL: 'Major data breach at jewellery chain Brandfield: "a goldmine for criminals"'
'Groot datalek bij juweliersketen Brandfield: "een goudmijn voor criminelen"’
With some quotes from me (in text and in the radio show).
Just the latest in companies using all your content and data to make money with #AI.
Here’s an idea (🧵 incoming):
It’s probably too late (this is a classic case of regulations lagging behind technology, to the detriment of individuals and society), but I’d like to see regulation that stops companies using or selling their data for training AI models, if users did not very explicitly opt in to having their data used like this.
I just filed a complaint against the Austrian subsidiary of a credit rating agency for allegedly violating my GDPR-access-rights. Other than a copy of the (extensive) data they have on me, they have provided almost no additional information on its processing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to exercise my data subject rights and therefore contradicts the GDPR‘s principles. Now, the data protection authority will have a say.
#privacy #DataProtection #GDPR #BigData #DataBrokers