S. Korea’s Landmark Levy: PIPC Fined Google and Meta for Privacy Violations 

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The South Korean government has fined Google and META for collecting users’ data without their consent. The two companies were fined by the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC), which regulates the use of personal information in South Korea. This is a landmark levy that would send chills through any other business that deals in personal […]

The Snap Trap: Snapchat Agrees to Pay $35 Million for Violating Users’ Privacy

The Snap Trap: Snapchat Agrees to Pay $35 Million for Violating Users' Privacy

Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, has agreed to pay $35 million for violating users’ privacy. The company violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by collecting and storing facial recognition data from its users without their consent.  Does the company violate the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act?  Snapchat failed to ask for […]