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PRG News Roundup, March 12, 2021

March 16, 2021 12:56 pm Tom McBrien 0
The Israeli government attempted to transfer information to local authorities that would enable them to track the identity of people who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine. These health data transfers from the Health Ministry to local governments were approved by the Knesset last month, but last Tuesday, the High Court of Justice ruled them unconstitutional.…
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PRG News Roundup, Feb. 26, 2021

March 16, 2021 12:49 pm Tom McBrien 0
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen dropped a Trump Administration proposal to reform global digital tax rules to include a “safe harbor” provision that would have allowed tech companies to opt out of a global tax regime. Even if a global deal is not reached, there may be a European-wide one.…
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PRG News Roundup Feb. 12, 2021

March 16, 2021 12:42 pm Tom McBrien 0
Clubhouse, the audio-based social networking app, has faced a host of privacy issues. Clubhouse is facing regulatory/legal issues in Germany, apparently linked to its collection of contact information and its GDPR compliance. Part of the issue seems to be linked to its creation of shadow profiles for people for who have not joined the app but whose personal information was contained in the contacts uploaded by others.…
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PRG News Roundup Jan 29, 2021

March 16, 2021 12:40 pm Tom McBrien 0
Global Privacy Control is a global internet browser opt out that sends a general signal for users wanting as little data collection and sharing as possible. The GPC standard will let users signal that they don’t want services to share their data with third-party data brokers, and will give users a way to protect their data after it’s been collected and ensure personal information doesn’t travel too far.…