Eight out of ten (81%) people participating in a recent study of consumers in the United Kingdom (U.K.) said how a manufacturer protects against cyber-attacks and privacy invasions is important when purchasing a smart home, fitness or medical device. Commissioned by UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, the study of consumer internet of things (IoT) buying habits suggests consumers are increasingly concerned about the security of their connected smart devices. Security is now of the same importance as other factors, like brand value or word-of-mouth recommendations, when making a purchase. Continue reading
There are a number of reasons why mental health apps may have worse privacy than other types of apps.
Mental health apps collect more sensitive data. Mental health apps often collect data about users’ mental health, which is considered to be sensitive information. This data can include information about users’ moods, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Continue reading
April 20, 2023 /Legal/ — If you were a Facebook user in the United States between May 2007 and December 2022, you may be eligible to receive a share of a $725 million settlement between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The settlement resolves allegations that Facebook violated the FTC’s privacy law by failing to adequately protect the privacy of its users.
April 20, 2023 /Technology/ –It is possible that AI training data could be banned by data regulators like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR is a comprehensive privacy law that gives individuals control over their personal data. The law also requires companies to obtain consent from individuals before collecting or using their personal data.
AI training data often contains personal data, such as images, videos, and text. This data can be used to train AI models to perform tasks such as facial recognition, natural language processing, and object detection. However, the collection and use of AI training data can raise privacy concerns. For example, individuals may not be aware that their personal data is being used to train AI models. They may also not be aware of how their personal data is being used or who has access to it.