Category: Privacy protection

Hacker, Privacy protection

GDPR and the case for ethical data handling

May 17, 2018

Via: TechRadar

GDPR enforcement is almost upon us. Rather than simply seeing it as a necessary evil, we should remain mindful of the value to be gained from the approaching EU regulation. Businesses ready to embrace GDPR will have the opportunity, not […]

Network security, Privacy protection

Democrats ask FTC to investigate Google’s data collection practices

May 15, 2018

Via: The Hill

Two Democratic senators in a letter on Monday urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google has deceptively collected location data on Android users, even when such services are disabled. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) asked […]

Network security, Privacy protection

Password Reuse Abounds, New Survey Shows

May 2, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Despite heightened awareness of the security implications many users still continue to reuse passwords and rarely if ever change them, a LogMeIn survey shows. When it comes to the password behaviors of computer users, there’s bad news and there’s more […]

Network security, Privacy protection

Data and privacy breach notification plans: What you need to know

April 25, 2018

Via: CSO Online

You’ve just discovered a breach that exposes your global customers’ personal information. It’s after May 25, so you are required to report the breach within 72 hours to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The clock is […]

Privacy protection

Calls For Regulation Build After Facebook Privacy Fallout

April 13, 2018

Via: Threat Post

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress this week, politicians stressed the need for regulation to secure end users’ data privacy on social media platforms. The series of hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday gave members of Congress an opportunity […]

Mobile security, Privacy protection

Are Enterprises Ready to Introduce Smart Assistants in the Workplace?

April 3, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Smart assistants such as Google Home and Amazon Echo were among the most popular gifts this past holiday season, and they’re on their way to becoming as ubiquitous as the smartphone for consumers. But what happens when these devices, with […]

Data loss, Privacy protection

Apple unveils new privacy feature

March 30, 2018

Via: The Hill

Apple is offering a new privacy feature on all of its devices that will inform users whenever their data is being collected by one of the company’s services. As part of their latest software update, Apple will start showing users […]

Privacy protection

Facebook pressed on whether EU data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica

March 28, 2018

Via: The Hill

European Union officials have asked Facebook whether any of the data collected by Cambridge Analytica belonged to European citizens, according to a letter obtained by The Hill. European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova wrote to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg on Monday, […]

Privacy protection

Mozilla Tests DNS over HTTPS: Meets Some Privacy Pushback

March 26, 2018

Via: Threat Post

The Mozilla Foundation is testing a new mechanism for securing domain name server traffic that uses the encrypted HTTPS channel. It is an attempt to speed up the internet, reduce the threat of man-in-the-middle attacks and keep prying eyes from […]

Privacy protection

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower to speak to House Intel Dems

March 21, 2018

Via: The Hill

A self-described whistleblower on data firm Cambridge Analytica’s data harvesting practices is slated to give an interview to Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee. Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the panel, tweeted that he was “glad” to […]