World Brazil's President Michel Temer has issued an executive order creating an agency to protect Brazilians' personal data in online environments, according to the official gazette on Friday. 29 Dec 2018 12:35AM (Updated: 29 Dec 2018 12:35AM) Bookmark SAO PAULO: Brazil's President Michel Temer has issued an executive order creating an agency to protect Brazilians' personal data in online environments, according to the official gazette on Friday.The so-called National Data Protection Authority (ANPD) will be responsible for supervising and enforcing a law related to the treatment and protection of personal data online that was passed in August.The executive order comes one day after the country's incoming President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said his administration would carefully review measures announced by Temer over the last 60 days.The data protection agency's mandate includes acting in cooperation with other government bodies to curb breaches of Brazil's data protection law, … [Read more...] about Brazil’s Temer creates data protection agency
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SINGAPORE: Technology companies need to increase their transparency and improve accountability by looking at how they prevent the spread of false information and ensuring their digital advertising tools are not used by suspicious actors, the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods said in its report released on Thursday (Sep 20).There should also be laws in place to make sure these companies contribute to a clean Internet ecosystem, the report added.The committee said it received evidence on how the design of tech companies’ online platforms has a direct impact on the dissemination of both online falsehoods and quality journalism and that content allowed on these platforms can influence human behaviour considerably.It noted the 2018 Reuters Institute Digital News Report finding that 71 per cent of respondents across 23 countries, including Singapore, were of the view that tech companies need to do more to separate what is real from the fake on the … [Read more...] about Select Committee on deliberate online falsehoods: Tech giants need to be more accountable; new laws possible
By Tess Kalinowski Real Estate Reporter Thu., Aug. 23, 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) that has for seven years been fighting to keep the selling prices of homes off the internet. It’s possible some online brokerages could begin posting the data almost immediately. The top court’s dismissal means an earlier federal appeal court ruling stands for the moment. That court ruled in favour of the Competition commissioner of Canada, which maintained that TREB was stifling competition in the real estate industry by disallowing the online publication of the selling price information on password-protected websites. Read more: Toronto real estate board awaits leave to appeal sold data ruling Toronto home prices finally inch up in June Article Continued Below Traditionally, real estate agents pass on sold data directly to their clients but don’t publish it. It’s the kind … [Read more...] about Supreme Court dismisses real estate board’s appeal application on sold data
On Wednesday, the police questioned Facebook Indonesia public policy head Ruben Hattari at the force’s headquarters, in their first attempt to shed light on the case. It remains unclear, however, if the ongoing probe could ever lead to criminal charges against Facebook or its representatives here. Below is what we know so far about the Facebook scandal in Indonesia: What is the data-breach scandal about? The Facebook data-breach scandal refers to the data harvesting by a third party, political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (CA). CA harvested data and used it for marketing or political campaigning, allegedly helping US President Donald Trump win his presidency. CA was also contracted by one of Indonesia’s major political parties in 1999. While Facebook also harvests its users’ data and monetizes the data to run advertisements on its platform, Facebook does not sell the data to advertisers, as confirmed by founder Mark Zuckerberg during a recent US Congress … [Read more...] about Will Facebook Indonesia face criminal charges for data breach?
By David Pierson Los Angeles Times Mon., March 19, 2018 LOS ANGELES—With each comment, like and share, users provide Facebook with a deeply personal window into their lives. The result of that voluntary behaviour? Advertisers looking to finely target their pitches can glean someone’s hobbies, what they like to eat and even what makes them happy or sad — propelling Facebook’s ad revenue to $40 billion (U.S.) last year. This trove of rich information is now at the centre of a rapidly growing controversy involving one of U.S. President Trump’s campaign consultants, Cambridge Analytica, which reportedly took the advertising playbook and exploited it in a bid to influence swing voters. Former employees accuse the firm, owned by the conservative billionaire Robert Mercer and previously headed by Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon, of taking advantage of ill-gotten data belonging to millions of unwitting Facebook users. News of … [Read more...] about Exploiting your data to influence votes? For Facebook, that’s a feature, not a bug