Privacy Roundup - JEDII Tech Links for January 5

Privacy Roundup - JEDII Tech Links for January 5

Image  from ENISA.  Description: a keyboard, including a big blue key with the word Privacy and an image of a lock.  

With the People's Privacy Act about to be introduced in Washington state, I'll be focusing even more than usual on privacy for the next few months.     Here's a handful of recent stories on various privacy issues.  

What You Need to Know About California's New Privacy Rules

K Royal on Dark Reading

Proposition 24 will change Californians' rights and business's responsibilities regarding consumer data protection.

Singapore police can access COVID-19 contact tracing data for criminal investigations

By Eileen Yu for By The Way

Under the country's Criminal Procedure Code, the Singapore Police Force can obtain any data -- including information gathered by the contact tracing TraceTogether app and wearable token -- to facilitate criminal probes, confirms cabinet minister.

Australia’s spy agencies caught collecting COVID-19 app data

By Zack Whitaker on TechCrunch

A government watchdog said the data was scooped up "in the course of the lawful collection of other data."

App privacy labels show stark contrasts among messaging apps

Ben Lovejoy on 9to5mac

Apple's new app privacy labels went live in the App Store last month, giving users the chance to see what data is collected by each.

Google’s iOS apps haven’t been updated in weeks. Could Apple’s privacy labels be the reason?

By Michael Grothaus on Fast Company

As of December 8, Apple requires developers to publish privacy labels for their apps. The last time Google updated any of its iOS apps was the day before.

By Mailyn Fidler on

A California state court issued a final decision regulating government agency use of devices that can be used to locate and track cell phones.

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