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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 […]


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 […]