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Facebook to Pay $550M in Facial-recognition Settlement

Facebook has announced a $550 million settlement in a 2015 class action lawsuit that claimed the social-media giant’s facial recognition tools violated Illinois state law. So reports Recode.

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Salesforce Breached California’s New Privacy Act: Lawsuit

One of the first federal lawsuits to claim violations of California’s sweeping new privacy law targets Salesforce.com and a children’s clothing retailer that used the company’s e-commerce company’s cloud services. So reports Bloomberg Law.

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Fines Under Europe’s Privacy Law Top $126M Already

Total financial penalties for data breaches under Europe’s stricter privacy rules have already exceeded 114 million euros, or $126 million, according to law firm DLA Piper. So reports Reuters.

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Facebook’s 'Deepfakes' Policy Draws Fire on Capitol Hill

A new Facebook policy against so-called deepfakes has come under criticism from a senior U.S. lawmaker shortly after being announced. So reports MarketWatch.

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Who's Ready Now That California's Consumer Privacy Act is Live?

California’s sweeping new data privacy law is now operative, and the moment of truth has arrived for businesses in the Golden State and beyond.

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Dems Propose Internet of Things Cybersecurity Bill

Democrats in Congress have brought forward a bill they say would make Internet-connected devices more secure. So reports The Hill.

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Business Scurry to Meet California Consumer Privacy Act

About 500,000 U.S. businesses across all industries will be subject to California’s new data privacy law when it goes into effect on January 1, and many are rushing awkwardly to comply. So reports Dow Jones Newswires.

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Senators Press FTC on Facebook’s Reported $5B Settlement

U.S. lawmakers are questioning the Federal Trade Commission over a $5 billion settlement with Facebook. So reports Engadget.

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Regulators Poised to Tighten U.S. Bank Cybersecurity Oversight

U.S. regulators are planning on working together to assess banks’ cybersecurity defenses. So reports The Financial Times.

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Should Congress Protect Cybersecurity Whistleblowers?

Employees who blow the whistle about cybersecurity issues need a federal law that specifically protects them. That’s according to a new essay posted by the New York University School of Law’s Program on Corporate Compliance Enforcement.

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