December 21, 2022 |

Privacy News Roundup | December 21, 2022

US News

Indiana sues TikTok, claiming issues of inappropriate content for minors

The video-sharing social media app, TikTok, is being sued by the state of Indiana for claiming it to be safe for users 13 years and older, but allowing inappropriate content to be available for those who are underage. There are also concerns about the insecurity of the personal information it collects from its users.

New York City’s Automated Employment Decision Tool (AEDT) law is postponed

Under the AEDT law, NYC employers will not be allowed to use artificial intelligence or algorithm-based technologies to evaluate candidates. This will give employers, not the software vendors, the responsibility of complying with obligations around AI tools.

However, companies are unsure how to comply with the law as a final set of rules about audits have yet to be released. Originally set to go into effect on January 1, 2023, the new law is being postponed until April 15, 2023.

Ransomware attack hits CommonSpirit Health and exposes patient data

Illinois-based health system, CommonSpirit Health, fell victim to a cyber attack that exposed the personal information of over 600,000 patients. The results of an internal investigation revealed that patients’ name, date of birth, and phone number, address were all obtained by the unauthorized third-party.

New Jersey introduces a bill to tackle children’s digital privacy

New Jersey introduced a bill that will create a Children’s Data Protection Commission which targets social media privacy and data management for minors. The commission will make recommendations regarding the best practices to protect children’s privacy online.

New online services in the state that could be accessed by children must also complete a data protection impact assessment. Violations of the bill could result in a fine of $2,500-$7,500 per affected child for the online service.


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