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Category: Privacy protection


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 […]


Privacy protection

Lawmakers press Apple, Google on data collection

July 10, 2018

Via: The Hill

Lawmakers are pressing tech giants Apple and Google for more information on their data collection practices, wondering whether their smartphones collect location or audio data on unsuspecting consumers. Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote to executives at […]


Privacy protection

Trump slams NSA for deleting call records, calls it a ‘disgrace’

July 4, 2018

Via: The Hill

The president cited recent revelations that the spy agency was forced to delete scores of call records it stores for foreign spying efforts because of “technical irregularities.” Trump, who lashed out at the NSA on Twitter, also seemed to suggest […]


Privacy protection

California’s New Privacy Law Gives GDPR-Compliant Orgs Little to Fear

July 4, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Others should boost their security controls to get in sync with AB 375… or get ready to be sued hundreds of dollars for each personal record exposed in a breach. California’s newly enacted Consumer Privacy Act should have little impact […]


Network security, Privacy protection

7 Places Where Privacy and Security Collide

June 22, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

In a recent interview with Dark Reading, Cisco chief privacy officer Michelle Dennedy said that privacy was all about the contents of the metaphorical data pipe, while security concerned itself with the architecture of the pipe. For IT security professionals, […]


Data loss, Network security, Privacy protection, Security

macOS’ Quick Look Cache May Leak Encrypted Data

June 21, 2018

Via: Security Week

The Quick Look mechanism on macOS, which allows users to check file contents without actually opening the files, may leak information on cached files, even if they reside on encrypted drives or if the files have been deleted. According to […]


Network security, Privacy protection

Facebook confirms privacy settings glitch in a new feature exposed private posts of 14 Million users

June 8, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Facebook admitted that a bug affecting its platform caused the change of the settings of some 14 million users, potentially exposing their private posts to the public. This is the worst period in the history of the social network giant […]


Privacy protection, Security

Operator of World’s Top Internet Hub Sues German Spy Agency

May 31, 2018

Via: Security Week

Berlin – The operator of the world’s largest internet hub challenged the legality of sweeping telecoms surveillance by Germany’s spy agency, a German court heard Wednesday. The BND foreign intelligence service has long tapped international data flows through the De-Cix […]


Privacy protection, Security

Facebook battles tiny startup over privacy accusations

May 30, 2018

Via: Naked Security

Is there no end to Facebook’s petty humiliations? Two weeks ago, CEO Mark Zuckerberg found himself having to account for his company’s behaviour to members of the European Parliament, the latest round in the Cambridge Analytica ‘apology tour’ that happened after badly-received […]


Privacy protection

What Will GDPR’s Impact Be On U.S. Consumer Privacy?

May 25, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Will General Data Protection Regulation rules that go in effect on Friday impact the privacy of U.S. citizens? It depends who you ask, but the odds-on-favorite answer is “not by much.” The Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal in March led to […]