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The US government bans the sale and import of communication devices from Chinese smartphone manufacturers and network suppliers Huawei and ZTE. They posed an unacceptable risk to national security, the US telecommunications regulator FCC said on Friday. "As a result of our order, no new Huawei or ZTE devices can be approved," FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr wrote on Twitter. It is also possible to revoke existing permits. It is the "first time in FCC history" that new devices have been banned due to national safety concerns. keep reading ==> https://www.indonewyork.com/business/data-protection-and-cyber-security-fear-of-espionage-usa-bans-huawei-h58156.html INDONEWYORK
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ConsenSys has revised the [privacy policy](https://archive.ph/64adX) of MetaMask, a popular self-custody wallet with over 21 million monthly active users. The updated version states that MetaMask will start collecting Ethereum wallet addresses and IP addresses during on-chain transactions. ConsenSys explained that the data collection only applies when someone uses Infura, Mestamask’s default Remote Procedure Call (RPC) application. When users use a third-party RPC or their own Ethereum node, the new update to the privacy policy does not apply; they play by the rules of the RPC you are using.
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In a landmark decision on 22 November, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the EU anti-money laundering directive’s provisions on access to beneficial ownership registers are “invalid”. The court found that the directive ([AMLD5, 2018](https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32018L0843)) interferes with the privacy and personal data protection rights of beneficial owners and should therefore not be made available to a wide public. The **European Federation of Journalists** (EFJ) denounced a decision restricting the freedom of information in favour of business interests.
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If there’s one DeFi Education prediction that stands out above all for 2022, it’s that [the lawyers are coming](https://defieducation.substack.com/p/the-lawyers-are-coming). We’ve been covering the major regulatory issues all year for paid subs. This week there’s been a big fuss on Crypto Twitter about Infura/Metamask’s new privacy policy: IP addresses and Ethereum addresses are “collected”. If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Crypto Twitter is extremely emotional. In fact, Crypto Twitter’s emotions exhibit about as much reflexivity as crypto assets themselves. It’s no wonder that Crypto Twitter participants jump from honeypot to honeypot, scam to scam, false idol to false idol.
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A family doctors' conference has called on the UK's medics union to help scrutinize bidders for the NHS Federated Data Platform (FDP) contract to ensure they have a positive track record on security, privacy and ethics. In London yesterday the BMA's GPs Committee hosted a conference of representatives from England's Local Medical Committees (LMCs) which backed a motion to increase scrutiny of the controversial data system. Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer, CEO of Cambridgeshire LMC, said recent news reports and comment from the National Data Guardian (NDG) suggested "Palantir have no business being involved" in the £360 million ($435 million) FDP project, for which NHS England is set to start procurement in the coming weeks. "NHS England is still peddling the line that the procurement hasn't yet started and there are other players bidding for the work," Dr Bramall-Stainer said. "But the new NDG Dr Nicola Byrne – just as her predecessor Dame Fiona Caldicott did – continues to stress the importance of public and professional confidence for the FDP programme's success.
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What Are the Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the field of study that aims to create machines that can perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence. It enables computers and other devices to make decisions, take actions, and even appear to think as humans do. AI systems have been used in many domains, including medical diagnosis, stock trading, robot control, and self-driving cars.
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A massive [Twitter](https://9to5mac.com/guides/twitter/) data breach last year, exposing [more than five million phone numbers and email addresses*(https://9to5mac.com/2022/08/08/twitter-data-breach/), was worse than initially reported. We’ve been shown evidence that the same security vulnerability was exploited by multiple bad actors, and the hacked data has been offered for sale on the dark web by several sources. It had previously been thought that only one hacker gained access to the data, and Twitter’s belated admission reinforced this impression …
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UK’s media regulator Ofcom will get more surveillance powers than spy agencies under the [Online Safety Bill](https://reclaimthenet.org/uk-online-safety-bill-explained-summary/), according to a legal analysis by the Index on Censorship organization. The legislation would allow Ofcom to force tech companies to clamp down on “child abuse” and “terrorist content” by ending end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Signal, [Telegram](https://reclaimthenet.org/topics/telegram/), and [Facebook](https://reclaimthenet.org/topics/facebook) Messenger and force all communications to be scanned.
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Apple vuole offrire la gestione delle cartelle cliniche su Mac
Epic Systems, azienda statunitense specializzata in cartelle cliniche, ha stretto una partnership con Apple per portare suoi strumenti per il Fascicolo Sanitario (un archivio con dati e informazioni sanitarie che costituiscono la storia clinica e di salute dell’utente) su macOS. Lo riferisce il sito Axios, spiegando che Apple avrebbe chiesto a Epic di creare una versione nativa per macOS del suo servizio. Epic Systems è la più grande azienda statunitense nel settore della documentazione sanitaria e si calcola che i dati di almeno 250 milioni di pazienti siano gestiti con una cartella clinica elettronica creata con i tool di Epic.
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Online safety and data protection: a joint statement by Ofcom and the Information Commissioner’s Office
Ofcom and the ICO have published a joint statement that sets out their views on the interactions between online safety and data protection.
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[Twitter's](http://engadget.com/tag/twitter) Brussels office is no more, according to reports, which could make it more difficult for the company to adhere to new European Union regulations regarding content moderation. The number of people employed at the office [dropped from six to two](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-24/twitter-loses-entire-brussels-office-in-regulatory-exodus?sref=10lNAhZ9) after new owner Elon Musk [cut the workforce in half](https://www.engadget.com/twitter-layoffs-010148183.html). The remaining executives, Julia Mozer and Dario La Nasa, left Twitter last week, according to the [Financial Times](https://www.ft.com/content/f9fdace4-5eb2-4db2-929b-e34861fa0521) — just as Musk told employees to commit to his vision for a "hardcore" Twitter 2.0 [or leave](https://www.engadget.com/twitter-hit-with-mass-resignations-after-elon-musk-hardcore-ultimatum-004304057.html).
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Commission launches website to monitor adoption of key Internet standards across the EU
The Commission has launched a website to monitor the deployment of key Internet standards.
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Cybersecurity: EU launches first phase of deployment of the European infrastructure of cross-border security operations centres
The Commission, in coordination with the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC), is launching a call for expression of interest to select entities in Member States which will host and operate cross-border cyber threat detection platforms, each bringing together relevant public entities from several Member States, as well as private entities.
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Today, the Commission together with the [European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking](https://eurohpc-ju.europa.eu/index_en) (EuroHPC JU), the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research and the CINECA consortium inaugurated Europe's latest supercomputer: LEONARDO, located at the Bologna Technopole, in Italy. LEONARDO is a world-class supercomputing system, developed and assembled in Europe. When fully operational, it will have a computing power of nearly 250 petaflops (250 million billion calculations per second). LEONARDO is currently placed as the fourth most powerful supercomputer in the world. It is a joint investment of €120 million, half of which comes from the Commission and the other half from the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research and the CINECA consortium consisting of five more participating EuroHPC countries (Austria, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia).
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Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Law: Taking Inspiration from Europe and the US
After six years of delay, Indonesia’s House of Representatives finally passed the Personal Data Protection (Pelindungan Data Pribadi, or PDP) Bill. On October 17, 2022, President Joko Widodo signed what is the country’s first comprehensive law on personal data protection, which will come into effect in October 2024. The PDP law authorizes the president to create an overarching agency that would be empowered to regulate and oversee personal data protection and impose administrative sanctions on a corporation for non-compliance. Administrative sanctions include a fine of up to two percent of the company’s annual revenue. Criminal sanctions carry a prison sentence of up to six years and/or an IDR6 billion (US$383,000) fine. The legislation also gives individuals the right to access, delete, and rectify their personal data. Indonesia’s personal data protection initiative comes at a time when major economies have been making moves on this critical global issue. US President Joe Biden recently signed an executive order on “Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities”. This is a critical building block for the European Union-US Data Privacy Framework. Privacy Shield 2.0, as it is also known, replaces the EU-US Data Privacy Shield that was annulled by the EU Court of Justice in its Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited and Maximillian Schrems (2020) decision. The European Commission in Brussels is now considering whether the American privacy regime is “adequate” – that is, if it is essentially equivalent to the privacy standards guaranteed in the EU. Schrems, an Austrian lawyer, and other privacy activists will likely bring Privacy Shield 2.0 in court, possibly putting in jeopardy US$1 trillion in transatlantic data flows.
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That’s why civil society is urging the European Parliament to request the opinion of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) on the compatibility of the Second Additional Protocol of the Council of Europe (CoE) Cybercrime Convention with the Treaties, including the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Read our paper on the direct transfers of personal data from service providers in the European Union (EU) to law enforcement authorities in third countries to get an understanding of the incompatibility of the new Cybercrime Protocol with EU law.
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A lawsuit filed in the High Court of England and Wales has demanded that Meta's Facebook social media platform stops harvesting personal data for the purposes of advertising and marketing. The claimant, tech and human rights activist Tanya O'Carroll, has claimed this amounts to "surveillance advertising" with her legal team claiming: "Meta repeatedly refused to respect ... O'Carroll's absolute right to object to being surveilled and profiled" when she tried to opt out of having her personal data being processed by Meta for the purposes of marketing.
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In the first year of the pandemic, science happened at light speed. More than 100,000 papers were published on COVID in those first 12 months -- an unprecedented human effort that produced an unprecedented deluge of new information. It would have been impossible to read and comprehend every one of those studies. No human being could (and, perhaps, none would want to). But, in theory, Galactica could. Galactica is an artificial intelligence developed by Meta AI (formerly known as Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research) with the intention of using machine learning to "organize science." It's caused a bit of a stir since a demo version was released online last week, with critics suggesting it produced pseudoscience, was overhyped and not ready for public use. The tool is pitched as a kind of evolution of the search engine but specifically for scientific literature. Upon Galactica's launch, the Meta AI team said it can summarize areas of research, solve math problems and write scientific code.
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The European Union Court of Justice has today struck down the European Union mandate for public registers of beneficial ownership of all companies. In a strong affirmation of the position taken by Bermuda over many years, the court has ruled against the EU on the issue. The Justices ruled that the provision whereby the information on the beneficial ownership of companies incorporated within the territory of member states is accessible in all cases to any member of the general public, is invalid. The court has ruled that registers containing the personal details of the owners of a company and accessible to the general public is an infringement of fundamental rights of privacy and personal data protection.
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The president of the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, has confirmed there are multiple ongoing investigations into TikTok. The probes concern the transfer of EU citizens' data to China and targeted advertising aimed at minors. Investigators are seeking to ensure that TikTok meets General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.
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I think the prerequisite is to comply with the law. Corporations have to revere the laws like everyone else. It can be considered “normal” for lawyers or consultants to identify pathways to achieve possible goals of a company without violating the legislation. This is legal. Stating that behavior is illegal is up to the judge based on evidence.



All companies collect data and personal data. They should respect privacy legislation (in the EU, the GDPR) and users’ rights. Notably, the processing of personal data should be according to the purposes of the information provided to clients. I think that Apple doesn’t expose to risks simply of misusing personal data.


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