Starting December 8, 2020, Apple will require developers to provide extensive, granular information about their app’s privacy practices, such as the type of data collected from users, third party data usage, and specific purpose of collection. Presumably, the failure to disclose this detailed information to Apple will get new apps and updates to existing apps blocked from the app store….
Eureka! After burning the midnight oil, we’ve built an automated scanner to identify and sort the Schrems II risk of data flows for further legal handling. The scanner uses more than 20 different data points derived from network metadata to scan and classify data flows based on mass surveillance risk under the NSA’s so-called “Upstream” and “Downstream” data collection programs….
The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) recently issued an opinion (Schrems II) that invalidated the US-EU Privacy Shield. This presents the obvious technical question, “which of my data transfers are to the US?” For global companies operating in Europe and for EU-based companies, the answer is probably surprising. It is almost impossible to operate a global business…
Big news recently surfaced in the data privacy world regarding the upcoming new iOS version, iOS 14, relating to the IDFA (“Identifier for Advertisers”). Users will soon need to grant an app permission in order for it to transmit the IDFA for their devices, meaning the IDFA will no longer be shared with third parties and advertisers without user opt-in….