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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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

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.

Addressing Opioid Crisis: A Call for Privacy Rule Changes

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Apple Suspends Siri Program After Privacy Backlash


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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.

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

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

Europe's data privacy rules hurt small firms, not Google and Facebook

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Evidence mounts that the GDPR as applied today hurts smaller firms and has no effect on tech giants, which are the least interested in preserving user privacy. GDPR Data privacy Data privacy rules Data security

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.

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

Privacy Peril: Facebook's Marketplace Flaw

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes how a Facebook Marketplace glitch created serious privacy issues. Plus: An update on the activities of the FBI's Recovery Asset Team and HSBC whistleblower Everett Stern's preview of keynote address at upcoming ISMG Fraud and Breach Summit in Chicago

The Woz on consumer privacy

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In this exclusive video from Dig | In: The Digital Future of Insurance, Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple and early supporter of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discusses the importance of respective customers' privacy. Customer experience Data 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.

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.

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

Judging Facebook's Privacy Shift

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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.

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

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

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.

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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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

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.

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

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

Facebook user privacy suits over Cambridge Analytica have legs

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Customer data Data privacy FacebookA U.S. District judge is overseeing dozens of suits alleging users have no real control over their personal information, and that the company has repeatedly misled users to continue mining it.

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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.



“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?

Facebook Records User Audio, Sparking Privacy Questions


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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.

Privacy and Innovation Combined in Information Governance


Today’s biggest US tech companies – historically known for their innovation, pragmatism, and willingness to adapt – are by and large failing to comply with privacy laws forth by GDPR. This long-standing tradition of privacy protection is evident in their most recent regulation, GDPR.

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

FaceApp responds to privacy concerns via TechCrunch

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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

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

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.

Data flow mapping tools play key role in many privacy strategies

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Products that help organizations discover and map data flows top the list of purchase plans for privacy technology, and privacy teams are playing a larger role in buying decisions. Data privacy Data management Data privacy rules