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Hello all, and happy Thursday!  

With the Christmas break coming up, many members of the Osano team are off celebrating and spending time with their families—we hope that you’re doing the same! 

To that end, we won’t take up too much of your time with this issue of Privacy Insider. That being said, if you are still keeping your ear to the ground and listening for the latest data privacy news, we have a few stories that may pique your interest. 

Happy Holidays! 


P.S. if you missed our recent webinar on 2024’s U.S. data privacy laws or if you attended but we didn’t get to your question, we recently posted a blog with the full Q&A (see below). There was a lot of great discussion, so be sure to check it out. 

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Top Privacy Stories of the Week

Artificial Intelligence Can Find Your Location in Photos, Worrying Privacy Experts 

A student project dubbed Predicting Image Geolocations (or PIGEON, for short) has demonstrated that AI can make accurate guesses about the locations where personal photos were taken. Privacy experts worry this could be abused for government surveillance, corporate tracking, or stalking. 

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CJEU Rules That Fear May Constitute Damage Under the GDPR 

On December 14, 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a judgment in which it clarified, among other things, the concept of non-material damage under Article 82 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the rules governing burden of proof under the GDPR. This includes non-material damage such as fear that personal data might be misused in the future, used for blackmail, and so on. 

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ICO Fines UK Ministry of Defence for Afghan Evacuation Data Breach 

Weeks after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 2021, the Ministry of Defence disclosed the personal information of people seeking relocation to the UK due to an email error, putting the lives of Afghanis who aided the UK government in danger. The ICO has issued a fine of £350,000. 

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Your Smart TV Knows What You’re Watching 

Most popular smart TVs sold today use automatic content recognition (ACR), a kind of ad surveillance technology that collects data on everything you view and sends it to a proprietary database to identify what you’re watching and serve you highly targeted ads. The software is largely hidden from view, and it’s complicated to opt out of. 

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Osano Blog: Q&A From Our 2024 State Privacy Laws Webinar 

Miss our recent webinar on 2024’s U.S. privacy laws? Or maybe you attended, but we didn’t get the chance to answer your question. Fear not—we’ve consolidated all of the questions asked and provided our answers here in this blog. There’s also a link to the recording there, too, in case you couldn’t attend. 

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