Category: Privacy protection

Network security, Privacy protection

Yahoo settles for $47 million in litigation following data breach of 3 billion accounts

September 19, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

Everyone remembers the Yahoo breach — it was simply historical and created mass hysteria at the time. The company ultimately confirmed in late 2017 that, following an alleged state-sponsored attack, all user accounts had been breached – that is 3 […]

Privacy protection

Google Case Set to Examine if EU Data Rules Extend Globally

September 11, 2018

Via: Security Week

Google is going to Europe’s top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines globally. The technology giant is set for a showdown at the European Union […]

Privacy protection

Apple’s new tool will make it easier for law enforcement to request data

September 10, 2018

Via: Naked Security

Apple is planning to create an online portal that will allow law enforcement officials around the world to request information about its users more easily. The company is seeking to streamline the way that it currently services information to government […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Mobile spyware maker mSpy leaks millions of records – AGAIN

September 6, 2018

Via: Naked Security

It’s one thing to slip spyware onto somebody’s phone so you can surreptitiously intercept text messages, call logs, emails, location tracking, calendar information and record conversations – that kind of privacy-spurning stuff. It’s another thing entirely to be the company […]

Mobile security, Privacy protection

The security changes you can expect in iOS 12

August 21, 2018

Via: Naked Security

This fall – very likely in September – Apple will unveil the next major release of its mobile operating system, iOS 12. The beta version of iOS 12 has been available for a little while now, so I took it […]

Privacy protection

Dem requests DOJ probe on law enforcement use of facial recognition technology

August 17, 2018

Via: The Hill

A Democratic lawmaker is raising concerns about law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technologies, saying it could pose issues for minority Americans and potentially be in violation of civil rights protections. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) requested in a letter Wednesday […]

Network security, Privacy protection

How Employee Monitoring Keeps Clinical Trial Data Secure

August 15, 2018

Via: Veriato Blog

Clinical trials are a crucial step in developing new life sciences products such as drugs and medical devices. All tests – whether with large or small groups of people – require medical and personal information from patients upfront, and then […]

Network security, Privacy protection

Avast pulls CCleaner version that lacked privacy options after backlash

August 6, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Avast-owned Piriform responded to the backlash it received from outraged users about its new data collection policy for the hugely popular system cleaning tool CCleaner. The company promised to make changes after releasing CCleaner v5.45, but then went so far […]

Network security, Privacy protection

5 Ways Privacy by Design Can Rebuild Consumer Trust

August 6, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Among the many requirements of the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) is a directive to implement new systems of “privacy by design and default.” In this post-GDPR era, the practice may turn out to be more than a mandate. True […]

Privacy protection

EU lawmakers threaten businesses relying on Privacy Shield

July 16, 2018

Via: CIO

A vote by European Union lawmakers seeking to suspend Privacy Shield could spell bad news for businesses that have built their GDPR compliance strategy on adherence to the EU-U.S. data transfer agreement’s principles. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, like […]