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Category: Privacy protection


Mobile, Privacy protection

GDPR Drives Changes, but Privacy by Design Proves Elusive

May 16, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

One year later, the EU mandate’s biggest impact has been to focus more attention on data protection and privacy, security analysts say. In the year since it went into effect, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has heightened […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

San Francisco Says NO to Facial Recognition Tech in Police Investigations

May 15, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Local government agencies in San Francisco are prohibited from using facial recognition technology as a surveillance tool in criminal investigations for fear it might be inaccurate, the city’s Board of Supervisors decided in a 8-1 vote on Tuesday, according to […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Facebook Sues South Korea Data Analytics Firm

May 13, 2019

Via: Security Week

Facebook is suing South Korean data analytics firm Rankwave to make sure it isn’t breaking the leading social network’s rules, the US company said Friday. A lawsuit was filed against Rankwave in a California State court in Silicon Valley to […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

Only 55% of companies plan to be ready for CCPA implementation

May 2, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

While reputation and consumer privacy are the biggest drivers for CCPA compliance, only 55% of companies plan to be ready by the law’s Jan. 1, 2020 effective date, according to the OneTrust and the IAPP research. The CCPA is the […]


Application security, Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection, Security

Microsoft 365 Updated with New Compliance, Encryption, Privacy Controls

May 1, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

New tools, such as Compliance Manager and Advanced Message Encryption, aim to give businesses more options for data privacy. Microsoft is rolling out a series of new capabilities designed to give businesses greater control over their data privacy practices, help […]


Data loss, Malware, Mobile, Privacy protection, Threats & Malware

Companies face regulatory fines and cybersecurity threats, still fail to protect sensitive data

April 30, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

22% of a company’s folders are accessible, on average, to every employee, according to the new report from the Varonis Data Lab, which analyzed more than 54 billion files. The report shines a light on security issues that put organizations […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

Congress asks Google to explain why it tracks users’ ‘whole pattern of life’

April 26, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The US Congress has issued an open letter asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai to explain in detail why his company keeps a database of the precise location information of hundreds of millions of consumers. Sensorvault, as it is referred to […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

Facebook May Face $5 Billion FTC Fine for Data Misuse

April 25, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Facebook may be facing fines as high as $5 billion after a year-long Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation into its data-security practices. The social-media giant in a Wednesday release for its Q1 2019 earnings said that it was setting aside […]


Mobile, Privacy protection

NSA recommends ending mass phone data collection program: report

April 25, 2019

Via: The Hill

The National Security Agency is recommending that the White House officially end the agency’s mass collection of U.S. phone data, according to The Wall Street Journal. Sources told the Journal that the NSA has concluded that the program, which gathered […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection

The surveillance economy has set its sights on smartphone sensors

April 12, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The most successful companies of our time are those who’ve mastered user data – collecting it, analyzing it and profiting from it – typically at the expense of user privacy. The Internet of things (IoT) has given tech companies, advertisers, […]