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The Dutch Burgernet initiative was set up as a means of efficiently resolving criminal activity. Users of the app are automatically notified of crimes having been committed in their residential area. A recent study by the Privacy First Foundation, however, suggests potential issues with safeguarding the privacy of users of the Burgernet app.
For the further refinement of face recognition systems, software developers process thousands of pictures showing people who generally have never consented to such use of their portraits. New deepfake technologies, on the other hand, allow for the creation of portraits depicting non-existing people. Do these deepfake portraits offer a solution to the privacy-related issues of face recognition development?
Blacklists are a commonly used tool for organisations to fend off problematic customers. In this blog, we will look at the legality of blacklists and the rights of the data subject from a privacy law perspective.
Governments wanting a back door for access to encrypted chat service communication seems to be a global trend. Such access would greatly increase the effectiveness of law enforcement and investigative agencies, thus helping to safeguard national security. In this blog, we will take a look at several aspects of the issue, including the potential risks involved.
The 2020 Dutch Data Protection Authority’s year report shows human error to be the cause of more than 75% of data breaches. Most commonly, these mistakes, in turn, are the result of a lack of privacy awareness on the part of the employees involved. Which only goes to show the cruciality of the role played by an organisation’s staff in compliance with privacy legislation.
After three years of delays, it now looks as if the new European e-privacy regulation will enter into effect before the end of 2021. This week’s blog discusses the regulation’s scope, the key changes it is likely to introduce and a number of EDPB recommendations.