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NCC finds security issues with children's smartwatches

After conducting tests on smartwatches designed for children, the Norwegian Consumer Council found hackers could track, eavesdrop or even communicate with users, BBC News reports. The NCC cited smartwatches made by Gator and GPS for Kids as troublesome devices, as...

Alibaba Health to launch AI medical labs

Alibaba Health announced it is partnering with three mainland hospitals to launch its first artificial intelligence medical lab to address what is increasingly seen as a discrepancy in care between urban and rural centers, the South China Morning Post reports. The...

Police access to bloodspot samples angers some parents

A New Zealand practice that has been in place since 1969 to help identify and diagnose metabolic diseases in infants has recently undergone scrutiny as parents discovered that bloodspot samples from infancy can be later used to aid police investigations under...

Op-Ed: Australia's privacy law has 'obvious holes'

In an Op-Ed for CSO, Chris Strand, global senior director of compliance at Carbon Black, writes that while Australia’s privacy law is a good first step, it does not go far enough to incorporate all business entities, and notes “a few obvious holes”...

MEPs vote to adopt Lauristin's ePrivacy Regulation

Members of the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee handed privacy and data protection advocates a big win Thursday. MEPs put the proposals of Rapporteur Marju Lauristin on the new regulation on respect for private life and the protection of...

EU, US leadership responds to Shield review

As the European Commission first announced Wednesday, the annual review of the Privacy Shield trans-Atlantic data transfer mechanism “shows that the Privacy Shield works well, but there is some room for improving its implementation,” EU Justice...

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