The White House has said that Biden will sign executive orders protecting women from new criminal penalties, but will not enshrine nationwide abortion access.
Imagine using an EU-wide app to pay your bills, to access your local government services or to upload a medical file or a driving licence. You would log in with a unique, life-long ID number. To some, this might sound convenient – much like travelling smoothly across borders with a digital Covid-19 certificate. To others, it's the stuff of Orwellian nightmares – a step towards mass surveillance and control. Either way, plans for an EU digital identity are coalescing, with a "common toolbox" expected this September. We debate the issues at stake with two MEPs.
22 Aug 2021
The iPhone and iPad manufacturer said its plan to check the photos of US users for evidence of child abuse had been widely "misunderstood". CEO Tim Cook is yet to publicly comment on the privacy row.
10 Jul 2021
One of the country's biggest ride-hailing services has been ordered off app stores over "serious violations" related to customer privacy. The decision comes just after Didi's massive IPO.
12 Jun 2021
Apple has announced further privacy protection for users, after it introduced a 'do not track' option in third-party apps earlier this year. The changes include allowing users to see what information is being shared by apps, and stopping tracking via marketing email messages.
1 May 2021
The case against Apple has been brought by German media and tech firms who fear "opt-in" ad tracker rules will massively hurt their revenues. Facebook is fiercely opposing the move.
18 Apr 2021
Irish regulators are responsible for the investigation because the US tech giant has set up its European headquarters in Dublin. It will focus on reports that more than 500 million users saw their data leaked online.
23 Jan 2021
If you have been getting a pop-up message from WhatsApp, asking you to agree to its new update policies, then be ready to give up some of your own privacy. On 'Have Your Say' today, we ask if WhatsApp is trying to take our privacy.
2 Apr 2020
Video conferencing app, Zoom is currently under FBI investigation over several complaints by users over privacy and security concerns. Zoom exploded in popularity as people turn to the video calling software amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
20 Nov 2019
In an interview with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole, The Founder and CEO of Iteam Solutions, Christian Landgren weighed in on the debate around data sharing, privacy and innovation. While speaking on the sidelines of the Nigeria Digital Economy Summit, he discussed the need for countries to break free from digital legacies.