The 'Human Element' in Privacy

Data Breach Today

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

Telehealth and Coronavirus: Privacy, Security Concerns

Data Breach Today

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?

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

'Privacy by Design' Implementation Tips

Data Breach Today

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

Canada's 2020 Privacy Outlook

Data Breach Today

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

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.

Google Calendar Privacy Concerns Raised

Data Breach Today

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.

Facebook's Privacy Practices Targeted by Canadian Regulator

Data Breach Today

To Force Changes, Regulator Must Prove Facebook Violated Canada's Privacy Law Canada's privacy commissioner is taking Facebook to court to try and force the social network to make specific changes to its privacy practices.

Microsoft Will Apply California's Privacy Law Nationwide

Data Breach Today

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.

New Mexico Sues Google Over Children's Privacy

Data Breach Today

State Alleges Data About Young Students Is Illegally Collected New Mexico is suing Google, alleging the company violates a federal child privacy law by collecting the personal data of students younger than age 13 without their parents' consent.

State of Privacy: California Takes the Lead With CCPA

Data Breach Today

IAPP's Caitlin Fennessy and Perkins Coie's Dominique Shelton Leipzig Analyze New Law Organizations have been scrambling to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act before enforcement begins in July, say Caitlin Fennessy, research director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and Dominique Shelton Leipzig, a partner at Perkins Coie LLP.

NIST Privacy Framework: The Implementation Challenges

Data Breach Today

Although NIST's new privacy framework is agnostic toward any particular privacy law, "it gives organizations building blocks to help them meet any obligations under any particular law or jurisdiction" says Naomi Lefkovitz, a NIST senior privacy adviser

Apple Addresses iPhone 11 Location Privacy Concern

Krebs on Security

Apple is rolling out a new update to its iOS operating system that addresses the location privacy issue on iPhone 11 devices that was first detailed here last month.

Analysis: Coronavirus Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues

Data Breach Today

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of cybersecurity and privacy issues raised by COVID-19 research efforts. Also featured: the latest ransomware trends and an investor's take on hot cybersecurity sectors

Credit Card Privacy

Schneier on Security

creditcards privacy surveillanceGood article in the Washington Post on all the surveillance associated with credit card use.

Privacy: Several States Consider New Laws

Data Breach Today

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.

'Privacy by Design': Building Better Apps

Data Breach Today

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

New US Federal Privacy Bill Gets Proposed

Data Breach Today

Maria Cantwell has proposed a federal privacy legislation called the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, which could expand the rights of people when it comes to how personal data is collected, shared and used Legislation Designed on the Same Lines as CCPA U.S.

Canada Says Facebook Violated Privacy Laws

Data Breach Today

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.

GOP Federal Privacy Bill Would Supersede CCPA

Data Breach Today

Sen. Roger Wicker Seeks Single Set of National Requirements After several moves by Democrats to introduce federal privacy legislation, Republican Senator Roger Wicker on Tuesday unveiled a draft consumer privacy bill, the United States Consumer Data Privacy Act of 2019, that would override various state laws on privacy, including the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Telegram Privacy Fails Again

Security Affairs

Security expert discovered that busing a well-known feature of deleting messages it is possible to threate the users’ privacy. This is not a security vulnerability its a privacy issue. SecurityAffairs – Telegram, privacy).

Facebook's FTC Privacy Settlement Challenged in Court

Data Breach Today

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

California Modifies Consumer Privacy Regulations - Again

Data Breach Today

Attorney Sadia Mirza Reviews 'Spring Cleaning' of Landmark CCPA Privacy Law Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, California's attorney general on March 11 released a second modification of the proposed regulations to implement the California Consumer Protection Act.

Facial Recognition: Balancing Security vs. Privacy

Data Breach Today

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

The Best and Worst Browsers for Privacy, Ranked

WIRED Threat Level

Security Security / PrivacyA new study examines how Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Brave, Edge, and Yandex collect user data. .

NIST to Finalize Privacy Framework Soon

Data Breach Today

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.

Covid-19 Spurs Facial Recognition Tracking, Privacy Fears


But privacy issues need to be top of mind, tech experts warn. 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.

Lawmakers, Privacy Advocates Slam FTC's Facebook Settlement

Data Breach Today

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

Ireland's Privacy Watchdog Probing Google's Data Use

Data Breach Today

Investigation Comes After Numerous Consumer Complaints Ireland's Data Protection Commission is launching an investigation into how Google uses customer data for its location services after the privacy watchdog received numerous complaints from consumer rights organizations across the European Union

Security and Privacy: Often Aligned, But Sometimes Not

Data Breach Today

Few Continue to Conflate Security and Privacy, Says Attorney James Shreve Not so long ago, many were confused about how security and privacy differ, but that has been rapidly changing, thanks to regulations such as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation and California's Consumer Privacy Act, says attorney James Shreve, a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP.

Happy Data Privacy Day #DataPrivacyDay2020

IG Guru

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 vs. Surveillance in the Age of COVID-19

Schneier on Security

Health and law enforcement authorities are understandably eager to employ every tool at their disposal to try to hinder the virus ­ even as the surveillance efforts threaten to alter the precarious balance between public safety and personal privacy on a global scale.

Analysis: New ISO Privacy Standard

Data Breach Today

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

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.

Ireland's Privacy Watchdog Probes Facebook Data Breaches

Data Breach Today

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

Privacy Advocates Criticize FTC's Google Settlement

Data Breach Today

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.

UK Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Privacy Documents

Data Breach Today

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

Health Information Exchange Rule Raises Privacy Concerns

Data Breach Today

Groups Ask Congress to Delay Finalization of Proposed Rule Seven healthcare and health IT industry groups are asking Congress to apply the brakes in issuing a final rule on interoperability, information blocking and health information exchange as required under the 21st Century Cures Act, citing concerns about privacy and other issues.

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

Data Breach Today

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: How Technology Is Outpacing Regulation

Data Breach Today

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

The Secret Sauce for Complying with Privacy Regulations


No matter how experienced and well-resourced your organization may be, compliance with privacy regulations is a challenging task right now. One common theme emerged: Information lifecycle management (ILM) is key to protecting privacy and achieving compliance.