Privacy


Privacy, personal data, and their protection are of utmost importance these days, considering the increasing number of serious breaches, and the value your personal information holds for big companies and governments. How does the law react to those new challenges? Is it possible to keep your personal data secure in the age of omnipresent internet access? What is the future of data-driven systems like?

Paradigm Shift in Data Privacy: California Follows GDPR's Suit with AB 375
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Paradigm Shift in Data Privacy: California Follows GDPR’s Suit With AB 375

On June 28th, California’s governor Jerry Brown has signed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375)  into law. The document itself is a 68 pages long paper on what rights consumers have in regard of their personal data, and what businesses should do with them. The law obviously echoes Europe’s GDPR in many …

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Yet Another Facebook Data Scandal: This Time It Is About China and the US National Security
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Yet Another Facebook Data Scandal: This Time It Is About China and the US National Security

Before the buzz around Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data misuse completely subsided, the largest social network found itself in the middle of another trouble. This time the controversy emerged from Facebook’s decade-old partnerships with smartphone manufacturers, apparently giving the latter access to private data of the social network users. On June 6th, Facebook faced lawmakers’ …

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Amazon in the Middle of Facial Recognition Tech Controversy
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Amazon in the Middle of Facial Recognition Tech Controversy

In the modern world of ever-developing technologies there are barely a few advancements that can really surprise us. However, ethical components of such seem to draw a lot of attention. And recently, Amazon got into a huge dispute over the selling of their facial recognition technology to the law enforcement bodies. So, lawless.tech decided to …

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Is the Right to Be Forgotten a Real Problem for Blockchain?
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Is the Right to Be Forgotten a Real Problem for Blockchain?

New technologies that give people power and convenience tend to have their shortcomings. Even the great power of the Internet — the lifeblood of today’s post-industrial society — is sometimes used for bad things. Apparently, blockchain technology has its own disadvantages. One of such is the inherent property of a blockchain ledger: immutability. It is …

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Face Recognition on Facebook: What Is it? Why Bother?
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Face Recognition on Facebook: What Is it? Why Bother?

Face recognition tech Facebook has been rolling out since the early 2010’s is getting a lot of attention in the media due to yet another portion of privacy issues with the company’s actions. While the newly offered functions are by all means nice and useful, privacy enthusiasts, regulators, and numerous casual users expressed significant concerns …

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