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Category: Privacy protection


Mobile, Privacy protection

Google Asks Chrome Extensions to Post Privacy Policies

November 19, 2020

Via: Security Week

The changes, which will be enforced in January 2021, follow previous policies that require extensions to only request those permissions they need to implement their features. Now, Google is limiting what developers are allowed to do with the user data […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Brexit and risks to data privacy and governance

November 17, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Companies have been so preoccupied with the challenges presented by Covid-19 – delivering remote working overnight, getting people back into offices safely and securely, and potential job insecurities – that they have been distracted from Brexit. But with less than […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Defining data protection standards could be a hot topic in state legislation in 2021

November 16, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Following nationwide elections, a new line-up of state lawmakers will be joining their veteran peers to dig into a host of cybersecurity issues during 2021. Since March, many, if not most, cybersecurity issues at the state level have been derailed […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Mobile, Privacy protection

Finland Drafting New Legislation Following Cyber-Attack on Psychotherapy Center

November 13, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The government of Finland is responding to a cybersecurity incident disclosed in October that left up to 40,000 Finns at risk of identity theft, fraud and extortion. The widely reported cyber-attack on psychotherapy center Vastaamo last month has convinced Finnish […]


Privacy protection

Passage of California privacy act could spur similar new regulations in other states

November 12, 2020

Via: CSO Online

On November 3, California citizens approved the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (the CPRA), a comprehensive privacy law that amends another privacy law that went into effect in the state on January 1, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Rights Activists Slam EU Plan for Access to Encrypted Chats

November 9, 2020

Via: Security Week

The plan, first reported by Austrian public broadcaster FM4, reflects concern among European countries that police and intelligence services can’t easily monitor online chats that use end-to-end encryption, such as Signal or WhatsApp. A draft proposal dated Nov. 6 and […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

FTC Says Zoom Misled Users on Its Security for Meetings

November 9, 2020

Via: Security Week

The settlement was announced Monday by the Federal Trade Commission. A complaint filed by the agency accused Zoom of deceiving users over security since at least 2016. It said the company held on to cryptographic keys that allowed it to […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

EU to introduce data-sharing measures with US in weeks

November 4, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The European Commission (EC) will issue updated legal contacts that will outline how companies and businesses can share data with the US – without breaching European Union (EU) privacy laws – within weeks. The move is designed to give legal […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Experts Warn of Privacy Risks Caused by Link Previews in Messaging Apps

October 26, 2020

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers over the weekend disclosed new security risks associated with link previews in popular messaging apps that cause the services to leak IP addresses, expose links sent via end-to-end encrypted chats, and even unnecessarily download gigabytes of data stealthily […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Is Video Conferencing Still A Security Risk to Your Business?

October 22, 2020

Via: Zone Alarm

This year with COVID, the American worker is working differently –as well as shopping, being entertained, and living differently. Part of that difference very likely involves conducting meetings virtually, with video conference platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, GoTo […]