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Google Takes Over Fitbit For $2.1 Billion Amid Antitrust Concerns

After fourteen months, Google has finally acquired the fitness company Fitbit for $2.1 billion. While the tech giant still seeks regulatory approval from the US and Australia, it has gained approval from the European Union after entering into commitments promising to safeguard users’ data.

Israel, China, Singapore use surveillance tech to track Covid-19

From Israel to South Korea to China, governments around the world are using technology to track the coronavirus outbreak as they race to stem its spread. But how long will it last and is this an infringement of privacy, rights groups have asked.In China,...

Singapore to make contact tracing tech open source

Medical staff walk to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases building at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore on January 31, 2020.Roslan Rahman | APF | Getty ImagesLess than a week after launching an app to track potential exposure to the coronavirus, Singapore is...

EU’s GDPR privacy law led to over $100 million in fines: DLA Piper

  Since its implementation in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) led to over 160,000 information breach notifications throughout Europe, in response to analysis from multinational regulation agency DLA Piper.   Ross McKean, a companion at DLA Piper specializing in cyber and information safety, mentioned...