Data Protection News Roundup – 15th October 2019

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Who’s getting it wrong?

Tens of thousands of customers may have had their credit card information stolen in a data breach affecting at least 6,500 online stores. The hacked company, Volusion, provides infrastructure for 30,000 merchants. Read more here.


Other News

One in three councils are using computer algorithms to help make decisions about benefit claims and other welfare issues. The systems are being deployed to provide automated guidance on benefit claims, prevent child abuse and allocate school places. But concerns have been raised about privacy and data security, the ability of council officials to understand how some of the systems work, and the difficulty for citizens in challenging automated decisions. Read more here.

Apple is sending some browsing history of iOS 13 Safari users to Tencent Holdings Limited, a Chinese multinational conglomerate. The data shared is tied to the Safari Safe Browsing technology. Revelations of the relationship have drawn criticism from security and privacy experts. Read more here.

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