privacy

Pierluigi Paganini February 12, 2024
ExpressVPN leaked DNS requests due to a bug in the split tunneling feature

A bug in the split tunneling feature implemented in ExpressVPN exposed the domains visited by the users. ExpressVPN addressed a bug in the split tunneling feature that exposed the domains visited by the users to configured DNS servers. The company opted to temporarily remove the feature in the Windows app to address the issue. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 30, 2024
Italian data protection authority said that ChatGPT violated EU privacy laws

Italian data protection authority regulator authority Garante said that ChatGPT violated European Union data privacy regulations. The Italian data protection authority regulator authority, known as “Garante per la protezione dei dati personali”, announced it has notified OpenAI that ChatGPT violated the EU data protection regulation GDPR. In early April 2023, the Italian Data Protection Authority temporarily […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2023
Google agreed to settle a $5 billion privacy lawsuit

Google has agreed to settle a $5 billion privacy lawsuit, which alleged that the company monitored individuals using the Chrome “incognito” mode. Google agreed to settle a $5 billion privacy lawsuit over claims that the company monitored online activity of people who used the ‘incognito’ mode in its Chrome web browser. The class action, filed […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 16, 2023
TikTok fined €345M by Irish DPC for violating children’s privacy

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) fined TikTok €345 million ($368 million) for violating the privacy of children. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) fined TikTok €345 million for violating children’s privacy. The Irish data regulators discovered that the popular video-sharing app allowed adults to send direct messages to certain teenagers who have no family […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 04, 2023
X will collect biometric data from its premium users

The social media site X announced that it will collect premium users’ biometric data for security and identification purposes. The social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) has updated its privacy policy informing its premium users that the company will collect their biometric data to curb fraud and prevent impersonation. Bloomberg first reported the news and […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 07, 2023
Zoom trains its AI model with some user data, without giving them an opt-out option

Zoom changed its terms of service requiring users to allow AI to train on all their data without giving them an opt-out option. Zoom updated its terms of service and informed users that it will train its artificial intelligence models using some of its data. The update will be effective as of July 27, and accepting […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2023
EU hits Meta with $1.3 billion fine for transferring European user data to the US

The European Union condemned Meta with a record $1.3 billion fine for transferring European user data to the US. The European Union fined Meta $1.3 billion for transferring user data to the US. This is the biggest fine since the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. In the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 28, 2023
OpenAI reinstates ChatGPT service in Italy after meeting Garante Privacy’s demands

OpenAI announced that access to its chatbot service ChatGPT is allowed again in Italy after the company met the demands of regulators. OpenAI restored access to ChatGPT in Italy after the company met the demands of the Italian Data Protection Authority, Garante Privacy. In early April, the Italian Data Protection Authority temporarily banned ChatGPT due […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 01, 2023
Italy’s Data Protection Authority temporarily blocks ChatGPT over privacy concerns

Italy’s data protection agency is temporarily blocking the popular chatbot ChatGPT due to a possible violation of the European data privacy regulation. The Italian Data Protection Authority, Garante Privacy, has temporarily banned ChatGPT due to the illegal collection of personal data and the absence of systems for verifying the age of minors. The Authority pointed out that […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2023
The risk of pasting confidential company data into ChatGPT

Experts warn that employees are providing sensitive corporate data to the popular artificial intelligence chatbot model ChatGPT. Researchers from Cyberhaven Labs analyzed the use of ChatGPT by 1.6 million workers at companies across industries. They reported that 5.6% of them have used it in the workplace and 4.9% have provided company data to the popular […]