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The UK’s data and privacy watchdog is looking into how personal data on the Government’s main website is collected after it was reported the portal is being used to target users in preparation for Brexit.
A memo obtained by BuzzFeed allegedly tells departments to share data collected from its gov.uk, marked as “top priority” by the Prime Minister’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings.
Ed Bridges, 36, from Cardiff, brought the challenge at the High Court after claiming his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a peaceful anti-arms protest in 2018.
His lawyers argued the use of automatic facial recognition (AFR) by South Wales Police caused him “distress” and violated his privacy and data protection rights by processing an image taken of him in public.
Facial recognition has not been in use around the King’s Cross area of London since March 2018, the site’s developers have claimed.
Usage of the controversial technology has been under the spotlight after UK data and privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it had launched an investigation last month.
Instagram users can now report app developers they believe are misusing their data as part of an expansion to the social network’s security tools.
The data abuse bounty programme is used to identify violations of policy around data use and rewards those who find and report abuses, the firm said.
A report claims to have obtained audio recordings which include intimate conversations between loved ones Microsoft contractors are able to listen to some conversations that go through Skype’s translation function, a report has claimed. While the tech giant states in its policies that it may analyse audio recordings to improve translations, it does not make… Read More