2 State Cybersecurity, Data Privacy Laws Enacted

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Connecticut Law Provides Security Incentives; Colorado Measure Addresses Consumers' Privacy Two states have recently taken steps to bolster cybersecurity and data privacy protections. And a new data privacy law in Colorado allows individuals to opt out of data collection

Privacy Rights: GDPR Enforcement Celebrates Third Birthday

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Three years later, legal and privacy experts say that while the global privacy discussion and expectations have evolved, GDPR still has some growing up to do Regulators Increasingly 'Asking the Right Questions' After a Breach, Expert Says Where were you on May 25, 2018?

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Privacy Legislation Progresses in 5 More States

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States Would Join 3 Others That Have Already Enacted Laws Five states are making progress this year toward passing privacy legislation along the lines of California's Consumer Privacy Act, according to the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Ruby Zefo on Extreme Makeover: Privacy Edition

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Uber Chief Privacy Officer on Impacts of Transformation and Legislation After a year of pandemic resilience and digital transformation, what is the state of global privacy?

Privacy without borders: Reality or Fantasy?

Imagine a world in which every country shared a vision and a common set of principles to protect and regulate the use of personal data. It would make international business far simpler, provide citizens in every country with the same privacy rights.

2021: The State of Privacy

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IAPP's Trevor Hughes Previews the Year's Global Trends, Challenges and Legislation From contact tracing to data transfer to the new California Privacy Rights Act, 2021 already is shaping up to be a big year for privacy.

Colorado Passes Consumer Privacy Law

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Uncategorized data collection data protection privacyFirst California. Then Virginia. Now Colorado. Here’s a good comparison of the three states’ laws.

Cell Phone Location Privacy

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Pretty Good Phone Privacy” (PGPP) protects both user identity and user location using the existing cellular networks. Uncategorized cell phones geolocation privacy surveillance

Marriott Hit With $24 Million GDPR Privacy Fine Over Breach

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Privacy Regulator in UK Cautions Organizations to Conduct Thorough Due Diligence Hotel giant Marriott has been hit with the second largest privacy fine in British history, after it failed to contain a massive, long-running data breach.

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The 'Human Element' in Privacy

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Gabriel Gumbs of Spirion on Privacy Regulations and Data Classification The RSA 2020 theme was "The Human Element." Gabriel Gumbs of Spirion describes what this means in the era of privacy regulations

Why This Facebook Privacy Settlement Is Unusual

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$650 Million Settlement Reached Under Illinois' Groundbreaking Biometrics Privacy Law Ending six years of litigation, a federal judge has signed off on a $650 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Facebook for violating Illinois' groundbreaking privacy law that restricts collecting biometrics data. Here's why this case is so unusual.

Federal Privacy Bill Reintroduced in Congress

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Proposal Would Empower FTC, States to Enforce Privacy Regulations U.S. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash, has reintroduced a bill that would create a national-wide data privacy standard that in its latest incarnation makes an attempt to placate Republicans.

Healthcare Workers Allege Amazon Alexa Violates Privacy

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Lawsuit Highlights Virtual Assistant Device Risks Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant device and applications are unlawfully recording and storing highly sensitive and private conversations, including discussions of patient information, that were not meant to be recorded, four healthcare workers allege in a lawsuit seeking class action status.

Biden's New Executive Order Looks to Address Data Privacy

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White House Asks FTC to Develop New Rules on Consumer Data Collection In his new executive order, President Biden asks the FTC to establish new rules over how tech firms can collect and use data from their customers, as a way to offer more privacy protections for U.S.

The Best Tools for Secure Online Privacy

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However, with more people working from home, the issue of online privacy has taken precedence. Now more than ever, everyone is concerned about their privacy on online platforms like Whatsapp and Facebook. The post The Best Tools for Secure Online Privacy appeared first on IG GURU.

New Zealand's Refreshed Privacy Act Takes Effect

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Includes New Breach Notification Requirements, Fines and Greater Regulatory Powers New Zealand's refreshed Privacy Act, which came into effect Tuesday, introduces breach notification requirements and civil penalties.

Privacy Group Files Complaint Over iOS Tracking

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Virginia Data Privacy Law

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Virginia is about to get a data privacy law , modeled on California’s law. Uncategorized courts data protection laws privacy

Telehealth and Coronavirus: Privacy, Security Concerns

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But these providers need to carefully consider privacy and security issues as they work to quickly offer these services As Services Expand, What Factors Should Organizations Consider?

Privacy in the Pandemic Era

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IAPP's Omer Tene on Why Privacy Issues Are More Important Than Ever Before COVID-19, the privacy discussion this year was mainly about the California Consumer Privacy Act. Omer Tene of the IAPP discusses the pandemic's influence on global privacy concerns

Privacy Fines: Total GDPR Sanctions Reach $331 Million

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But Across Europe, Total Fines and Breach Reports Continue to Vary Widely by Country Privacy watchdogs in Europe have imposed fines totaling more than $330 million since the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect in May 2018, according to law firm DLA Piper.

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New Privacy Features in iOS 14

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Uncategorized Apple iOS privacy security engineeringA good rundown.

Facebook Promises Privacy Reform. Critics Aren't Convinced

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In an interview with WIRED, Facebook's chief privacy officers argue that the company has turned a corner. Security Security / PrivacyAgain.

Avoiding a 'Checklist' Approach to Privacy

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'Privacy by Design' Implementation Tips

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Implementing the concept of "privacy design" requires a series of critical steps, says Heikki Tolvanen, chief legal engineer at PrivacyAnt, a Finland-based privacy consulting firm, who offers insights on mistakes to avoid

NIST Privacy Framework – The Communicate function

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In the first blogs, we focused on the Identify, Govern, and Control functions of the NIST Privacy Framework. The increased regulatory focus on privacy issues of late has given greater rights to individuals who want to know what data companies have about them.

DuckDuckGo’s Quest to Prove Online Privacy Is Possible

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Security Security / PrivacyThe company best known for its search engine is launching a new set of tools aimed at creating an “easy button” for protecting your data online.

Changes in WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy

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If you’re a WhatsApp user, pay attention to the changes in the privacy policy that you’re being forced to agree with. Now, an updated privacy policy is changing that. Uncategorized data collection Facebook privacy WhatsApp

Happy Data Privacy Day #DataPrivacyDay2020

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Check out the resources below to learn more about data privacy. The post Happy Data Privacy Day #DataPrivacyDay2020 appeared first on IG GURU. Business Compliance IG News Information Governance information privacy Privacy Record Retention Risk News Data Privacy Data Privacy Day

Privacy Concerns On Cookies Storing Personal Information

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Which are privacy concerns on the way organizations collect personal information through the use of cookies? Cookies could be a privacy threat. Before we can dive into why cookies may be a privacy threat, we need to look into the purposes of cookie consent.

Building Your Personal Privacy Risk Tolerance Profile

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Even today, on Data Privacy Day, privacy professionals give you permission to admit you actually love targeted ads

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Telehealth After COVID-19: Privacy, Security Considerations

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Congress, Others Examine Long-Term Telemedicine Issues If the lifting of telehealth restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic becomes permanent through new legislation or changes in government policies, what would be the potential impact on patient data privacy and security

Privacy Analysis of Ambient Light Sensors

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Interesting privacy analysis of the Ambient Light Sensor API. Uncategorized academic papers privacy risks security engineeringAnd a blog post. Especially note the “Lessons Learned” section.

Google Calendar Privacy Concerns Raised

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Companies Need to Be Aware of Risks A misconfiguration in a Google Calendar function that allows Google to index calendars raises serious privacy concerns because it could lead to inadvertent, broad public exposure of calendars that contain sensitive information, including corporate details, a researcher reports

Canada's 2020 Privacy Outlook

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Former Regulator Robin Gould-Soil on Convergence of Privacy, Security Former regulator Robin Gould-Soil has a unique perspective, with experience in both the public and private sectors. She weighs in on the convergence of privacy legislation and cybersecurity

Building Privacy-Centered Contact-Tracing Apps

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Using privacy-by-design principles is critical to building trust in these apps, says privacy expert Ann Cavoukian Contact-tracing apps are continuing to take shape around the world as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

NIST Privacy Framework – Control

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In our first two blogs for the NIST Privacy Framework, we discussed the Identify and Govern functions. There are three … The post NIST Privacy Framework – Control appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

Ireland’s Privacy Watchdog Launches GDPR Probe of Facebook

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Data Protection Commission Sees Likely Violations in Wake of Latest Mega-Breach Ireland's privacy regulator has launched an investigation into Facebook after personal information for 533 million of the social network's users appeared for sale online.

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Zoom Still Addressing Security, Privacy Concerns

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Governments, Organizations Rethink Use of Teleconference Platform As governments and organizations around the globe rethink their use of the Zoom teleconference platform as a result of ongoing privacy and security concerns, the company is making more system changes and has formed a CISO advisory board.

WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy Just Kicked In

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Security Security / PrivacyInstead of a hard cutoff, the messaging app will gradually degrade and eventually cease to function if you don’t accept the changes.