#Privacy

2 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The high court had earlier observed that WhatsApp was a private app and it was optional whether to download it or not. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • WhatsApp's new policy will come into effect from May 15
  • Centre had earlier informed the Delhi HC that WhatsApp was treating Indian users differently from Europeans
  • Under the new policy, users can either accept it or exit the app but cannot opt not to share their data with WhatsApp

3 days ago.Chicago, IL, USA
Facebook has not commented yet on the issue. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The decision was issued on Friday
  • Chicago attorney Jay Edelson sued Facebook in 2015, alleging the social network illegally collected biometric data
  • At the end of January 2020, Facebook agreed to pay $550 million after it failed to get the lawsuit dismissed

6 days ago.Canberra ACT, Australia
Facebook recently locked horns with the Australian authorities over content sharing (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • "We absolutely recognize quality journalism is at the heart of open societies", said Nick Clegg
  • He clarified Facebook's stance and dusted off responsibility from alleged "stealing of journalism"
  • Australian authorities have urged  Facebook and Google to pay for the news content generated in the country

23 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
WhatsApp told SC that it will follow a privacy law if India enacts a statute similar to Europe. (Photo credit: Envato elements)

  • WhatsApp will now roll out its new privacy policy from May 15
  • WhatsApp had announced its new privacy policy and terms of service in January 
  • If users do not comply with new policies, which caused quite a stir, they will no longer be able to access their WhatsApp accounts

19 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Information about WhatsApp's new privacy policy will be provided with the help of banner. (Photo Credits: Unsplash.com)

  • To ensure credibilty of information regarding the new WhatsApp privacy policy, the company will use banner
  • 'We want everyone to know...we’re committed to protecting people’s privacy and security,' WhatsApp said
  • The policy roll out has been pushed back by 3 months to May 15 

4 Feburary.Ottawa, ON, Canada
New York-based firm's technology allows law enforcement and others to match photographs of unknown people against its databank.(Representative/Pixabay)

  • The watchdog found that Clearview AI had collected highly sensitive biometric data without users' knowledge or consent
  • The company pulled out of the Canadian market in 2020
  • Founder Hoan Ton-That has said the technology has been made available to more than 600 law enforcement agencies

26 January
The bot has been in action since at least two weeks, providing access to data of 2019. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • The Telegram bot can find a person's phone number with its Facebook user ID
  • Phone numbers of Facebook users are being sold at $20
  • The bot claims to possess information on Facebook users from the US, Canada, the UK

25 January.New Delhi, Delhi, India
WhatsApp had asked it users to accept the new privacy policy by February 8. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • WhatsApp had recently updated its privacy policy
  • It asked more than a billion of its users outside the European Union and Britain to accept the new policy
  • The new policy dealt with how user data is impacted when there is interaction with a business on the platform

19 January.London, UK
Meghan Markle's privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper to resume in London’s court on Tuesday. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The case was filed in October 2019
  • Meghan alleges that the media reports deliberately dug up or stirred conflict’ between her and her estranged father
  • Duchess of Sussex is suing publishers of the Mail, Daily Mail and MailOnline

16 January.Washington D.C., DC, USA
A Flo spokesperson has not responded to a request for comment. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Flo is a women's health app that tracks menstruation, fertility and pregnancy
  • It allegedly shared millions of users' data with third-party companies
  • Flo claims to have 150 million users