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Delete your photos from Clearview AI

Mar 10, 2020 10:13:45 AM / by Brent posted in Data Breach

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If you’ve followed the news lately, you may have already heard about Clearview AI -- the shadowy start-up company that’s harvesting billions of online photos and social media profiles (probably including yours!) to create the world’s most powerful facial recognition technology.

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Trouble in Paradise at MGM Resorts

Mar 6, 2020 10:28:45 AM / by Brent posted in Data Breach

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Did you stay at any one of the 30+ resorts and facilities owned by MGM Resorts before 2018? Or have friends or family that might have?

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CCPA: Big step for privacy, small step for taking control of your data

Feb 13, 2020 12:34:43 PM / by Brent posted in CCPA

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It’s been a full month now since California’s new privacy law went into effect. The CCPA is landmark legislation for the US so we, as privacy advocates developing tools to help consumers take full advantage of their new rights, wanted to see how the new law is doing. Specifically:

  1. ‌How‌ ‌well are companies complying with the new law?‌

  2. Are consumers in a better position to take back control over our personal data?

We took a deep dive into the websites of 161 of the biggest, most prominent consumer-facing companies across 10 different industries to start to figure that out.

Today, we’ll focus on two key provisions of the CCPA: privacy policy updates and “do not sell” requirements. In subsequent blog posts, we’ll look at how companies are complying with other components of the law.

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Yahoo Data Breach

Oct 22, 2019 9:49:08 AM / by Brent posted in Data Breach

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The gist of it:

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Equifax Data Breach

Oct 22, 2019 9:44:31 AM / by Brent posted in Data Breach

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If you recently filed a claim as one of 147 million Americans affected by the Equifax data breach, well surprise, surprise... you've got more hoops to jump through.

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