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

Google Calendar Privacy Concerns Raised

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Addressing Privacy Compliance Challenges

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Fatima Khan of Okta on Going Beyond GDPR Compliance Compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation is no guarantee of compliance with other privacy regulations, says Fatima Khan of Okta, who discusses the challenges

Microsoft Will Apply California's Privacy Law Nationwide

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Company's Move Could Influence Other Technology Companies Microsoft will apply the core rights of the California Consumer Privacy Act across all its customers in the U.S., which could nudge other technology companies in the same direction as online privacy becomes an increasing concern.

Privacy without borders: Reality or Fantasy?

Facebook's FTC Privacy Settlement Challenged in Court

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Federal Judge Still Considering Objections From Privacy Groups Six months after Facebook agreed to a landmark privacy settlement with the U.S.

'Privacy by Design': Building Better Apps

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Technology companies often don't build in controls to protect privacy during the application development process, says Jason Cronk, a lawyer and privacy engineer. But using "privacy by design" principles during software development can help avoid trouble, he says

GOP Federal Privacy Bill Would Supersede CCPA

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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.

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.

Credit Card Privacy

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Telegram Privacy Fails Again

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Facial Recognition: Balancing Security vs. Privacy

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But some privacy advocates have raised concerns, especially in India, where several airports are ramping up facial recognition programs

NIST to Finalize Privacy Framework Soon

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Agency Now Accepting Comments on Latest Draft The National Institute of Standards and Technology expects to release its much anticipated privacy framework by year's end.

Lawmakers, Privacy Advocates Slam FTC's Facebook Settlement

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Critics Say the Deal Doesn't Do Enough to Protect Users' Privacy Facebook's $5 billion privacy settlement with the FTC this week did little to satisfy critics who argue that the social media giant still holds too much sway over its users' personal data

Analysis: New ISO Privacy Standard

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What's the purpose of ISO 27701, the new privacy extension to the ISO 27001 information security management standard? Matthieu Grall, CISO and DPO at SodiFrance, a French IT services company, who participated in development of 27701, explains the standard and discusses "privacy by design" compliance issues

Bill Aims to Fill Consumer Health Device Data Privacy 'Gap'

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senators have introduced legislation that aims to protect the privacy of consumer health data collected on wearable devices. Also, House Committee Scrutinizes Google/Ascension Patient Data Sharing Deal In the wake of Google's plan to buy Fitbit, two U.S.

Privacy Advocates Criticize FTC's Google Settlement

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Google to Pay $170 Million Fine for YouTube's Privacy Violations Google will pay a $170 million fine to settle allegations that its YouTube subsidiary illegally collected personal information about children without their parents' consent, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Health Information Exchange Rule Raises Privacy Concerns

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Privacy: How Technology Is Outpacing Regulation

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To ensure privacy is protected, governments need to make sure standards and regulations keep pace with the latest technology developments, including facial recognition and other forms of artificial intelligence, says Steven Feldstein, an associate professor at Boise State University

Facebook Wins an EU Privacy Ruling

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Will Dispute Over Sharing European's Data With US Continue? Facebook's sharing of data of European users with the U.S. is legal and provides enough protections, the legal adviser to the EU's top court said on Thursday

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.

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

Will the U.S. Get a Federal Privacy Law?

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Some Legislative Experts Don't Expect Progress Soon Democrats and the Republicans introduced a number of proposed bills in 2019 designed to create a federal privacy law.

Travel Card Data Release Risked Australians' Privacy

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Transport Agency Criticized for Violating Privacy Law Big data analysis relies on big data being available.

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Privacy Analysis: Google Accesses Patient Data on Millions

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Massive Research Project With Ascension Health System Raises Concerns A newly disclosed collaboration between Google and the massive Ascension healthcare system that the partners say is designed to improve patient care is raising serious privacy concerns.

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Google's Push Into Health Sector: Emerging Privacy Issues

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With Google aggressively expanding its push into the healthcare sector, critical privacy-related issues are emerging, says regulatory attorney Alisa Chestler, who offers an overview of key issues

GDPR Violation: German Privacy Regulator Fines 1&1 Telecom

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California Adopts Strictest Privacy Law in U.S.

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Privacy Nirvana: Some Assembly Still Required

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Addressing Opioid Crisis: A Call for Privacy Rule Changes

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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.

How Privacy Laws Hurt Defendants

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When lawmakers propose privacy bills to protect sensitive information, law enforcement agencies lobby for exceptions so they can continue to access the information. academicpapers courts lawenforcement laws privacy

Bill Would Create a Federal Digital Privacy Agency

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Legislation Spells Out Privacy Rights and Enforcement Measures Two Democratic members of the U.S. House have proposed a national privacy law that calls for the formation of a new federal agency to enforce the privacy rights that it defines

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.

Apple Suspends Siri Program After Privacy Backlash

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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.

Obfuscation as a Privacy Tool

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Opioid Crisis Raises Tough Privacy Issues

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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