Technical Woes Hamper California's COVID-19 Data Collection

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Expired Credentials, Server Outage Lead to Inaccurate Tally An expired digital certificate for Quest Diagnostics, a major test provider, and several technology woes temporarily prevented the state of California from receiving timely COVID-19 lab test data, resulting in an inaccurate tally of cases

Avast Announces Termination of Data Collection Subsidiary

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Avast will phase out Jumpshot, a subsidiary that sells user browsing data gleaned from its antivirus and security products. . “I The article resulted in a torrent of negative publicity for the company, especially for its promise to deliver data on “every search.

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From data collection to data consumption

IBM Big Data Hub

Not every startup is going to become a world-changing behemoth, but when a small, agile company hits on a truly disruptive idea, it can transform an entire industry

ThreatList: Google’s Advertising Network Dominates Global Data Collection


With DoubleClick, Analytics and AdWords under its belt, Google continues dominating when it comes to global data collection for advertising, a new report found. Most Recent ThreatLists Privacy Adsense Advertising advertising network AdWords Analytics aol advertising data collection DoubleClick google moat tracking

Data Collection and Business Intelligence (BI)


Data & Business Intelligence: Connecting The Dots What key data points are you tracking against your buyer personas or go-to-market strategy? Business Intelligence Data Extraction Automated Web Data Collection business intelligence software Competitive Intelligence Price Intelligence

Poland and Lithuania fear that data collected via FaceApp could be misused

Security Affairs

Many security experts are warning of the risks of using the popular app, threat actors could be potentially interested in data collected by FaceApp. Poland’s digital affairs ministry is investigating into the app and it is evaluating the security risks posed by FaceApp to the personal data of its users. FaceApp CEO Yaroslav Goncharov attempted to reassure privacy advocates by explaining that Russian authorities did not have access to any user data.

Microsoft Products Under EU Investigation About Data Collection

Dark Reading

A new inquiry aims to determine whether contracts between Microsoft and EU organizations violate GDPR


What Happens With the Data Collected by Doorbell Cameras?


The post What Happens With the Data Collected by Doorbell Cameras? Best Practices Ediscovery Security Technology data privacy doorbell camera news reaction technologyappeared first on Zapproved.

89% of Android Users Didn't Consent to Facebook Data Collection

Dark Reading

A new survey shows most Android users did not give Facebook permission to collect their call and text data

Better data collection and management key for digital transformation

Information Management Resources

But IT personnel too often feel they lack the skills, technology and bandwidth to create the data-centric foundation needed. Data acquisition Data integration Data transparency Data management Data visualization Data discovery

Strong security defense starts with prioritizing, limiting data collection

Information Management Resources

Some businesses hold large volumes of personal data because they believe it’s necessary for comprehensive identity and credential verification, but this practice can be risky. Data security Cyber security Cyber attacks Data privacy GDPR

Crapo, Brown probe Facebook over financial data collection

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Mike Crapo and Sherrod Brown are asking Facebook about its consumer financial data collection practices as they consider data privacy legislation. Data privacy Data security Data privacy rules Law and regulation Mike Crapo Sherrod Brown Senate Banking Committee Facebook

Questions remain over whether data collected by Covidsafe app could be accessed by US law enforcement

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GCHQ data collection violated human rights, Strasbourg court rules

The Guardian Data Protection

GCHQ Privacy UK security and counter-terrorism UK news Data protection Edward SnowdenUK agency breached right to privacy in programme revealed by Edward Snowden, judges say GCHQ’s methods in carrying out bulk interception of online communications violated privacy and failed to provide sufficient surveillance safeguards, the European court of human rights has ruled in a test case judgment.

Data collection leads to discrimination and self-censorship, MPs told

The Guardian Data Protection

Human rights committee launches inquiry into right to privacy and digital revolution Widespread data collection practices lead to self-censorship and discrimination even though most users are not fully aware of how much their privacy is being infringed, a parliamentary committee has been warned. Data protection UK news Technology Human rights

The TikTok Ban: Security Experts Weigh in on the App’s Risks


Government Malware Mobile Security Privacy app bans censorship China dangers data collection downloads mobile app security security concerns security experts Spying surveillance tik-tokWith no hard evidence of abuse, are bans warranted?

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German regulator orders Facebook to restrict data collection

The Guardian Data Protection

User consent will be required before combining WhatsApp and Instagram account data Germany’s anti-monopoly regulator has ordered Facebook not to combine user data from its WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook apps without consent, after a major three-year investigation into potentially anti-competitive actions. The federal cartel office announced on Thursday that it would be giving the technology company 12 months to change its data policies.

CFPB's Mulvaney to Warren: Breaches justified data-collection halt

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Acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney has cited hundreds of confirmed and suspected data breaches as justification for his halting the bureau's data collection activities last month. Law and regulation Compliance Data security Data breaches Mick Mulvaney Elizabeth Warren CFPB

Wacom Tablet Data Exfiltration Raises Security Concerns


Wacom stated that its data collection is done only in aggregate -- but that doesn't fix the issues, according to security experts.

TikTok Surreptitiously Collected Android User Data Using Google-Prohibited Tactic


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Govt.-Backed Contact-Tracing Apps Raise Privacy Hackles


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Web's 'dark patterns' targeted as U.S. senators take aim at tech data collecting

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senators introduced a bipartisan bill that would ban 'manipulative' design features and prompts that let large websites 'trick consumers into handing over their personal data.'. Customer data Data privacy Facebook TwitterTwo U.S.

Covid-19 Spurs Facial Recognition Tracking, Privacy Fears


Government Privacy Biometrics coronavirus COVID-19 data collection Data Privacy facial recognition GDPR surveillance stateThe coronavirus pandemic is creating a lucrative market for facial recognition manufacturers. But privacy issues need to be top of mind, tech experts warn.

House Passes Bill Limiting NSA Data Collection

Hunton Privacy

3361 , a bill aimed at limiting the federal government’s ability to collect bulk phone records and increasing transparency regarding decisions by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISC”). The bill is designed to prohibit the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency, but if it becomes law, the federal government still would have access to individuals’ phone records. On May 22, 2014, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R.

New Bill Proposes NSA Surveillance Reforms


government to collect telephone data from millions of Americans. The newly-introduced bill targets the Patriot Act's Section 215, previously used by the U.S.

Facebook Privacy Glitch Gave 5K Developers Access to ‘Expired’ Data


Facebook has fixed a privacy issue that gave developers access to user data long after the 90-day "expiration" date. Facebook Privacy Cambridge analytics Data data collection Data sharing developer expired access Security social media third party app Third party apps

FTC Demands Broadband Providers Reveal Data Handling Practices


The FTC is ordering seven companies - including AT&T, T-Mobile, Comcast and more - to outline what data they collect, what they use the data for, and how transparent they're being with consumers. Government Privacy AT&T Comcast data collection Data Privacy FTC internet data ISP isp data collection Sprint T-Mobile

Ring Doorbell App for Android Caught Sharing User Data with Facebook, Data-Miners


The Amazon-owned video doorbell uses third-party trackers to serve up rich data to marketers without meaningfully notifying users.

Dutch DPA Issues Record Fine for Violating GDPR Data Subject Rights

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The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) issued a EUR 830,000 (approximately USD 937,000) fine against the Dutch Credit Registration Bureau (BKR) for violating data subject rights.


FTC Slams Children?s App Developer for COPPA Violations


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Federal District Judge Ruling Casts Cloud Over NSA Data Collection

Hunton Privacy

On December 16, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted a preliminary injunction barring the federal government from collecting and analyzing metadata related to two consumers’ mobile phone accounts. The court held that the two individual plaintiffs were entitled to a preliminary injunction because they had standing to challenge the government’s data collection practices and were substantially likely to succeed on the merits of their claim.

Critical Bugs Open Food-Safety Systems to Remote Attacks


The AK-EM 800 software from Danfoss centralizes alarm management, automatic data collection and food-quality reporting. Vulnerabilities ak-em 800 alarm management automatic data collection critical vulnerabilities danfoss food safety system food-quality reporting patch risk based security

Massive Online Data Collection Class Action Lawsuit Moves Forward

Hunton Privacy

s petition to appeal class certification in a litigation related to comScore software that allegedly collected extensive data from consumers’ computers without authorization. The plaintiffs alleged that comScore (an online analytics company) gathered data from consumers’ computers through software that it bundled with third-party software, such as free screensavers, games, music-copying programs and greeting card templates.

Digital Transformation in Municipal Government: The Hidden Force Powering Smart Cities


When you think of real-time, data-driven experiences and modern applications to accomplish tasks faster and easier, your local town or city government probably doesn’t come to mind. But municipal government is starting to embrace digital transformation and therefore data governance. And much like the private sector, better decisions around all of these concerns can be made when accurate, timely data is available to help inform them. Smart cities are changing the world.

Announcing OpenText Discovery Release 16 EP6

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In 2016, OpenText™ acquired Recommind, a pioneer in predictive coding; a year later OpenText acquired Guidance Software, the leader in forensic data collection and developers of EnCase. Discovery Release 16 AI Analytics Compliance Data Collection discovery enterprise content management legal litigation machine learning Technology Assisted Review

EFF Talks the Corporate Surveillance of Consumers


The EFF explains how data is being tracked and used on the web and mobile devices, how consumers can protect themselves - and why it's not all bad news. Podcasts Privacy ad tracking amazon Cookies data collection Facebook google mobile Mobile tracking twitter web tracking

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Second Circuit Rules that NSA Phone Data Collection Not Authorized by PATRIOT Act

Hunton Privacy

Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit sided with the American Civil Liberties Union, holding that the National Security Agency’s (“NSA’s”) collection of metadata relating to domestic phone records is not permitted under the PATRIOT Act. This ruling overturns a December 2013 Southern District of New York decision finding that the NSA’s telephone data collection program is lawful under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. On May 7, 2015, the U.S.

Match, Tinder Swipe Right For Privacy Red Flags, Say Experts


Analysts at ProPrivacy say the dating apps collect everything from chat content to financial data on their users -- and then they share it. Privacy Web Security Advertising compromising pictures data collection Data sharing financial data iac privacy policies sexts sharing third parties Tinder

OnStar Announces Reversal of Controversial Vehicle Data Collection Proposals

Hunton Privacy

On September 27, 2011, OnStar announced it was reversing proposed changes to its Terms and Conditions that would have allowed the company to continue to receive data from former subscribers’ vehicles unless they specifically opted out. OnStar recently notified customers by email that it would continue to collect data from former subscribers, and that it reserved the right to distribute such data to third parties.

Consumer Data Privacy Rights: Emerging Tech Blurs Lines


Data privacy is a fundamental right for Americans - but new emerging technologies like drone, IoT and facial recognition are introducing gray areas. Government Privacy Alexa CCPA data collection Data Privacy drone emerging technologies enfuse 2019 facial recognition GDPR IoT privacy law privacy regulation