Monday, July 26, 2021

Privacy

Rela denies personal data used for automatic registration of members

It says automatic registration is against Section 6(1) of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.

Ikea France faces verdict over employee spying claims

In one case, the former head of risk management wanted to know how an employee could afford to drive a brand-new BMW convertible, while in another he sought to know why an employee in Bordeaux had 'suddenly become a protester'.

WhatsApp sues Indian govt over new law making private messages ‘traceable’

WhatsApp says rules that require tracing the origin of chats are the equivalent of keeping a 'fingerprint of every single message sent on the service'.

WhatsApp delays enforcing new privacy terms

Users will get 'persistent' reminders about the policy and may lose some functionality if they fail to accept the new terms.

Anwar-Zahid phone tap an invasion of privacy, says PKR’s Maria

The Petaling Jaya MP calls for a probe into who tapped the phone conversation between the two leaders.

Facebook fails in bid to derail US$15 billion privacy suit

The suit accuses Facebook of wrongly tracking users away from the social network, then making money from the data by selling it to marketers for targeting ads.

Instagram to ban adults from messaging teens who don’t follow them

New teenage users who sign up to Instagram will also now be encouraged to make their profile private.

Facebook to pay US$650 million settlement over US privacy dispute

During the trial, it emerged that Facebook was violating Illinois law by storing biometric data – digital scans of people's faces, in support of its face-tagging feature – without users' consent.

WhatsApp flap shows importance of message platform to Facebook

The California giant last month delayed implementation of a new policy which critics said could expand data collection from some two billion WhatsApp users around the world.

WhatsApp’s new terms: keep it personal and you won’t see change

Malaysian data laws do not apply to companies outside the country but WhatsApp must already comply with worldwide data laws all of which are broadly the same.

WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

Users concerned about privacy have been fleeing the Facebook-owned messaging service and flocking to rivals Telegram and Signal.

Telegram reports 25 million new users in 3 days

Telegram has become a 'refuge' for those seeking a private and secure communications platform, says founder.

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