Canada Says Facebook Violated Privacy Laws

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Privacy Commissioner Will Go to Court to Enforce Recommendations Canada's privacy commissioner says Facebook violated its privacy laws by failing to protect users' personal data.

Privacy: Several States Consider New Laws

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After California Takes Bold Action, Other States Ponder Privacy Protection Measures Several U.S. states are considering new legislation to shore up consumer data privacy laws in the wake of California passing strict privacy requirements last year.

Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Prompts Privacy Backlash

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Ecosystem Questions: US, European Officials Demand Answers With Facebook now officially preparing to launch its own cryptocurrency, Libra, in 2020, the social media giant is facing a privacy and security backlash both in the U.S.

Ireland's Privacy Watchdog Probes Facebook Data Breaches

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Million Users' Private Photos Exposed, Triggering GDPR Investigation Ireland's privacy watchdog is probing data breaches at Facebook that exposed users' private data.

The Next Big Privacy Hurdle? Teaching AI to Forget

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Opinion: The inability to forget doesn’t only impact personal privacy—it could also lead to real problems for our global security. Security Security / Privacy Opinion

UK Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Privacy Documents

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court documents to reveal internal Facebook discussions about data security and privacy controls, as Parliament probes Facebook and other social media firms, as well as Russian interference and fake news

Consumer Privacy: Reasons for Optimism As Well As Concern

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ACLU's Jon Callas Briefs RSA Conference on Evolution of Privacy Discussion At the start of RSA Conference 2019, Jon Callas of the ACLU discusses how attitudes toward privacy continue to evolve and why the general tenor of the conversation is not as bad as some headlines suggest

Congress Scrutinizes Facebook Health Data Privacy Complaint

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Committee Demands Answers About Consumers' Complaint Filed With FTC A Congressional committee is demanding Facebook provide answers concerning a complaint filed with the FTC alleging misleading privacy practices involving personal health information.

GDPR: EU Sees More Data Breach Reports, Privacy Complaints

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Ireland, France, Germany and UK Report Increases Since Privacy Law Took Effect The number of data breach reports filed since the EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect has hit nearly 3,500 in Ireland, over 4,600 in Germany, 6,000 in France and 8,000 in the U.K.

GDPR-like Requirements Going Global? Update on Data Privacy Laws in Thailand and Malaysia


Joining what seems like a global effort to legislate corporate protection of data, the governments of Thailand and Malaysia are addressing data privacy laws in their own way. Thailand’s Data Privacy Law. Interestingly, the constitution of Thailand explicitly addresses privacy.

Operationalize Data Privacy


Today’s organizations need to mobilize governance, security, and data resources to tackle enterprise-wide data privacy initiatives. Delivering an effective data privacy program can be challenging, but it’s not insurmountable.

Judging Facebook's Privacy Shift

Schneier on Security

Facebook is making a new and stronger commitment to privacy. There is ample reason to question Zuckerberg's pronouncement: The company has made -- and broken -- many privacy promises over the years. Better -- and more usable -- privacy options. How Facebook manages for privacy.

Opioid Crisis Raises Tough Privacy Issues

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Report: Facebook Faces Multibillion Dollar US Privacy Fine

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FTC and Social Network Are Negotiating Record Penalty, Washington Post Reports The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly negotiating a settlement with Facebook that includes a multibillion dollar fine for its privacy failures.

The Gap Between Mobile Apps and Privacy

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That's why we're faced with a yawning gap between user expectations and true privacy. Why Are Users Surprised by Data Slurping? Why are we surprised about the amount and sensitivity of data that mobile apps collect? The online industry has never been forthright about it. And it's why Facebook, Google, Apple and others many questions to answer

Create an Airtight Privacy Program: Manage Privacy and Retention Together


Privacy is more of a priority than ever. The key to a successful privacy program is to manage your information throughout its lifecycle with strong governance rooted in policy. Manage privacy and retention together.

Podcast: Dating App Privacy and NASA Cyberattack


The Threatpost team discusses the top news of the week - from a NASA cyberincident to dating app privacy issues. Podcasts Privacy Vulnerabilities cyberattack Data Privacy dating app NASA podcast ransom ransomware Tinder

Privacy and Security: Finding the Balance

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In the past, the relationship between cybersecurity and privacy has been uneasy and even ill-defined. But today, in the post-GDPR era, the relationship is clear, and so is the legal and compliance path forward, says David Ruiz of Malwarebytes

UPCOMING PRIVACY WORKSHOP IN LA 7/31: Leveraging a GDPR Compliance Investment for CCPA / Privacy By Design

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ARMA-GLA Summer Spotlight Workshop LEVERAGING A GDPR COMPLIANCE INVESTMENT FOR CCPA / PRIVACY BY DESIGN WORKSHOP Special Guest Speakers: Brussels Privacy Experts Will Address Leveraging GDPR Compliance Investments with the CCPA July 31, 2019.

The Privacy Penalty for Voting in America

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States Shouldn't Serve Up on a Platter Voters' Email Addresses and Phone Numbers Voting in the United States carries a huge privacy cost: states give away or sell voters' personal information to anyone who wants it. In this era of content micro-targeting, rampant misinformation and identity theft schemes, this trade in voters' personal data is both dangerous and irresponsible

Facebook Breach: Attackers Exploited Privacy Feature

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Attackers Hacked Three Separate Bugs to Breach 50 Million Accounts Facebook says that whoever hacked 50 million user accounts, putting the privacy of those users' personal data at risk, did so by abusing its "View As" privacy feature. Facebook says the attack successfully targeted three separate bugs in its video-uploading functionality

The Latest Privacy, Security Legislative Developments

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Meanwhile, the Center for Democracy & Technology has drafted a model for a broad national privacy bill

GDPR: The Global Impact on Privacy

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Richard Henderson of Infosec Global Sizes Up the EU Law's Influence So Far Richard Henderson of Infosec Global discusses the impact of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation and how the law is influencing privacy frameworks globally

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Federal Data Privacy Legislation Needed


The House Committee on Energy and Commerce recently heard testimony from privacy rights activists and technology industry groups on how to protect consumer privacy in the era of big data. All witnesses agreed that the Federal government needs to enact Federal data privacy legislation, though they disagreed on what exactly the legislation should cover. The Pulse of ITAD e-scrap news federal data privacy law Pulse of ITAD

Facebook Slammed With Maximum UK Privacy Fine

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Failings Leading to Cambridge Analytica Scandal Earn Sharp Rebuke From Regulator Facebook has been slammed with the maximum possible fine under U.K.

Does the Colorado Data Privacy Law Affect You?


When a strengthened Colorado data privacy law took effect on September 1, 2018, the state joined others (including California and Massachusetts) in becoming more proactive on data protection by passing laws aimed at safeguarding consumer data. The Colorado Data Privacy Law in a Nutshell.



“Alphabet, Apple Prodded On Privacy,” The Wall Street Journal , July 10, 2018 A3. Security Privacy Information Ownership Governance Policy Definition Duty of Care Controls Third parties Internal controls Access Duty Corporation TechnologyCongress asks how Google and Apple use “your” information, such as what you say and write and where you are. Which is more interesting, the questions or the answers?

Maciej Ceg?owski on Privacy in the Information Age

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Until recently, ambient privacy was a simple fact of life. Ambient privacy is not a property of people, or of their data, but of the world around us. The large tech companies point to our willing use of their services as proof that people don't really care about their privacy.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Privacy and Security Considerations

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How do data privacy and security matters affect organizations that are contemplating a merger or acquisition? Attorney Iliana Peters offers insights into cybersecurity, data breach and compliance issues that can potentially doom a deal

Apple Emphasizes Privacy With Single Sign-On Feature

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Sign in With Apple' Seeks to Halt Tracking Apple will introduce a feature in its new iOS 13 operating system later this year that allows the use of Apple credentials to log into other services.

Privacy for Tigers

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Privacy matters for tigers, for snow leopards, for elephants and rhinos ­ and even for tortoises and sharks. datacollection naturalsecurity privacyRoss Anderson has some new work : As mobile phone masts went up across the world's jungles, savannas and mountains, so did poaching.

FTC Calling for National Data Privacy Law: Data Privacy Trends

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Sure, we’ve talked about California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). And, we’ve also noted that there are at least 15 state data privacy laws that are working their way through the legislative process. But, is there anybody pushing for a national data privacy law?

Facebook's New Privacy Hires

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The Wired headline sums it up nicely -- " Facebook Hires Up Three of Its Biggest Privacy Critics ": In December, Facebook hired Nathan White away from the digital rights nonprofit Access Now, and put him in the role of privacy policy manager. employment facebook privacy

How the PGA TOUR is Employing Information Lifecycle Management to Address Privacy Concerns


I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)’s Global Privacy Summit in Washington D.C. Increasing privacy concerns and regulations are elevating the need for privacy and retention to be managed together.


Government Shutdown: Impact on Health Data Security, Privacy

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HIPAA Enforcement Agency Open, But Regulatory Activity Slows Down Some regulatory activity related to health data privacy and security is on hold as a result of the partial government shutdown.

The 2019 Health Data Privacy Regulatory Outlook

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Privacy attorney David Holtzman pinpoints three key issues to watch Attorney David Holtzman Highlights Three Issues to Track What are the top regulatory trends to look for in the healthcare sector in 2019?

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Facebook Gets Its First Real Privacy Penalty - From Apple

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Apple's Privacy Warning to Facebook: We Can Break You Apple's conflict with Facebook this week resulted in the most effective and quickest punishment the social network has ever received over a privacy issue. But should a multi-billion dollar tech company like Apple be picking up the slack for the digital privacy enforcement failures of governments

Facebook’s Privacy Constitution

Adam Shostack

Bruce Schneier and I wrote an article on Facebook’s privacy changes: “ A New Privacy Constitution for Facebook.” ” Doing it Differently privacy

The Ultimate Online Privacy Guide

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Written by Douglas Crawford Introduction Edward Snowden’s NSA spying revelations highlighted just how much we have sacrificed to the gods of technology and convenience something we used to take for granted, and once considered a basic human right – our privacy.

Update: NIST Preparing Privacy Framework

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Building on the success of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the National Institute of Standards and Technology is in the early stages of developing a privacy framework. The effort will kick off with a workshop Tuesday in Austin, Texas, explains Naomi Lefkovitz, who is leading the project