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Chinese companies want to help shape global facial recognition standards

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The use of facial recognition technology iscontinuing to expand, despite concerns about itsaccuracy and fairnessand about how it could be used by governments to spy on people. These concerns have been heightened following a report by theFinancial Timeswhich shows that Chinese groups have a significant influence in shaping international standards regarding the technology. Learn more:

Pressure mounts for federal privacy law with second bill

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Pressure is gathering for a federal privacy law in the US with the introduction of a second bill that would protect consumer data. The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act from Washington Senator Maria Cantwell not only outlines strict privacy and security rules, but also establishes a dedicated FTC office to enforce them. Cantwell also pointed out in her Bill announcement that it defines privacy as a right in federal law. How do you feel about this bill? Learn more:

India reportedly wants unrestricted access to non-personal data

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The Indian government is planning to gain unrestricted access to non-personal data of people in India, according to a report byTech2.Non-personal data is anonymized data which can’t be traced back to identify a person. For example, weather sensors without a specific location or e-Commerce data without personal identification. What are your thoughts on this initiative and its privacy implications? Learn more in a great The Next Web article:

Optus opens privacy can of worms with programmable voice play

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Bringing an assistant into the phone calls of customers to help with a restaurant booking is an idea fraught with privacy concerns. Australian telco Optus recently opened a privacy can of worms when the company introduced internally a live-transcription service that captures the phone call interaction between customers and a call centre officer. What is your opinion on this technology and its potential privacy implications? Learn more in an interesting ZDNet article:

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