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.

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.


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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.

Bad Cookies: Privacy Regulator Fines Supermarket Giant

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Million Fine for French Supermarket Giant Carrefour for Alleged GDPR Violations France's privacy regulator has hit retail giant Carrefour with a $3.7 million fine for violating privacy laws, including GDPR.

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.

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

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.

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

Privacy Group Files Complaint Over iOS Tracking

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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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Avoiding a 'Checklist' Approach to Privacy

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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

OIG: VA Workers Hid ‘Big Data’ Project Privacy, Security Risks

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Report on Canceled VA Project Offers Governance Lessons for Others The Department of Veterans Affairs’ watchdog agency alleges that two VA employees “concealed” and “mispresented” the cybersecurity and privacy risks of an ambitious "big data" project that would have analyzed 22 million veterans’ health records dating back two decades.

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.

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

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.

New Privacy Features in iOS 14

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Uncategorized Apple iOS privacy security engineeringA good rundown.

NHS Reports COVID-19 App Success, Backed by Strong Privacy

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Researchers: 'App is Having a Positive Effect on Reducing the Impact of the Virus' Good news in the fight to contain new COVID-19 infections: Researchers report that a digital contact-tracing app rolled out in England and Wales, and designed to keep users' data private and secure, is helping to blunt the spread of the pandemic.

Is a U.S. National Privacy Law on the Horizon?

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privacy law will improve under the Biden administration, predicts attorney Kirk Nahra, who offers a legislative outlook The prospects for passing a U.S.

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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How to Decode Privacy Policies: A Primer


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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

Fleeing WhatsApp for Privacy? Don't Turn to Telegram

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Security Security / PrivacyBecause the chat app doesn't encrypt conversations by default—or at all for group chats—security professionals often warn against it.

Court Dismisses Privacy Case Against Google, Medical Center

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But Judge Opens the Door to Filing an Amended Complaint A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed last year against Google and the University of Chicago Medicine involving complex privacy and other issues related to the use of patients' de-identified electronic health record data.

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.

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

Privacy Framework Proposed to Address HIPAA Gaps

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The eHealth Initiative and the Center for Democracy and Technology are seeking feedback on their draft privacy framework that addresses gaps in legal protections for consumer health data falling outside of HIPAA's regulatory umbrella, says eHI CEO Jennifer Covich Bordenick

NIST Privacy Framework: The Implementation Challenges

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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

Marriott and BA's Reduced Privacy Fines: GDPR Realpolitik

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Final Fines Set Precedent, Avoid Court Cases, Likely Reflect EU Penalty Benchmarks Large, recently levied privacy fines against the likes of British Airways, H&M and Marriott show regulators continuing to bring the EU's General Data Protection Regulation to bear after businesses get breached.

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The “P” in Telegram stands for Privacy

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Summary: While understanding the implementation of various security and privacy measures in Telegram, I identified that telegram fails again in terms of handling the users data. SecurityAffairs – hacking, privacy).

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

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 Now it's about healthcare data sharing, contact tracing and monitoring remote workers.

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? To help deal with the coronavirus outbreak, healthcare providers are examining how to implement or expand the use of telehealth services to remotely evaluate and care for patients.

Clubhouse's Security and Privacy Lag Behind Its Huge Growth

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Security Security / PrivacyThe platform has promised to do better after a string of incidents. But the hardest part might be managing user expectations.

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. What's in the pipeline

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.

National Surveillance Camera Rollout Roils Privacy Activists


TALON, a network of smart, connected security cameras developed by the Atlanta-based startup and installed by law enforcement around the country, raises surveillance-related privacy concerns. Privacy Videos

Privacy Provisions Pushed for COVID-19 Relief Bill

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Democratic Senators Urge Inclusion of Health Data Safeguards A group of Democratic senators is urging Senate leaders to include in the next round of coronavirus economic relief legislation provisions for protecting the privacy of COVID-19 health data

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. The move is significant in that the technology industry has lobbied against parts of the law

Credit Card Privacy

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