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Looking Closer at Safe Harbor

In March, 2014, an overwhelming majority of the European Parliament voted for the immediate suspension of the Safe Harbor agreement between the EU and the US. This article takes a look at the [...]


ING Puts the Kibosh on Targeted Ads

Dutch bank ING has decided not to continue an advertising plan that would have used its customers’ payment histories to serve targeted ads. Its decision was announced after an outcry by consumer groups and [...]


EU General Data Protection Regulation

In early March 2014, the European Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favor of the proposed European General Data Protection Regulation. While the regulation has been in the legislative process for over two years, the results of this vote will ensure that it remains on the table, even after the parliamentary elections in [...]


Facebook’s Facial Verification Improved

This article discusses Facebook’s latest development on the deep learning and facial verification technology front: DeepFace. Although it tows the line on user privacy, it remains purely a research [...]


Facebook’s Facial Verification Works… but not in Europe

After a debacle with both the Irish and German data protection authorities, Facebook was forced to delete all of its European photo tagging facial recognition data. The facial recognition software and tagging feature drew much controversy and was said to have violated European data protection [...]