Category: Privacy protection

Privacy protection, Security

Facebook data leak could be outside scope of GDPR

April 6, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

A data leak of information on approximately 533 million Facebook users – including profile names, mobile numbers and location data – has prompted talk of regulatory action against the social media platform, but bringing a case under Europe’s General Data […]

Privacy protection, Security

Covid-19 Vaccine Passports Are Coming. What Will That Mean?

April 2, 2021

Via: Wired

SOMETIME SOON, YOU might arrive at an airport or a stadium or a restaurant, open an app or flash a card, and be admitted to a place or experience that was denied you during the pandemic. You will have just […]

Privacy protection, Security

Online Tracking: Why Private Browsing Doesn’t Warrant Bulletproof Digital Privacy

March 25, 2021

Via: Hot for Security

Advances in technology have dramatically influenced our online experiences throughout the digital age. In a couple of clicks, we connect with others, shop and bank. Few would disagree that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Maintaining privacy online is far from […]

Privacy protection, Security

Facebook Fails in Bid to Derail $15 Bn Privacy Suit

March 23, 2021

Via: Security Week

The nation’s top court issued an order denying a request by the leading social network to review a California federal court’s decision to allow the litigation accusing Facebook of violating wiretap laws. Facebook did not respond to a request for […]

Privacy protection, Security

Google Reveals What Personal Data Chrome and Its Apps Collect On You

March 18, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo called out rival Google for “spying” on users after the search giant updated its flagship app to spell out the exact kinds of information it collects for personalization and marketing purposes. “After months of stalling, Google […]

Privacy protection, Security

Retail Cybersecurity: How to Protect Your Customer Data

March 15, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

In the early days of the pandemic, many retailers quickly launched e-commerce stores for the first time. Others expanded their offerings, such as adding online ordering with curbside pick-up. Within only a few months, the pandemic accelerated the shift to […]

Privacy protection, Security

Virginia data protection bill signed into law

March 5, 2021

Via: CSO Online

On March 2, Virginia’s Democratic Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the nation’s second major piece of state legislation that governs consumer data privacy and protection. Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) follows the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which […]

Privacy protection, Security

Clubhouse app raises security, privacy concerns

March 4, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Social media app Clubhouse has been on the market for less than one year and it’s already facing privacy-related court filings and fallout from a user data leak that has been exploited, in which a user recorded and shared private […]

Privacy protection, Security

ByteDance agreed to pay $92M in US privacy Settlement for TikTok data collection

March 1, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

ByteDance, the company behind TikTok, agreed to pay $92 million in a settlement to U.S. users. The settlement has yet to be approved by a federal judge. The Chinese firm was accused to have failed to get the users’ consent […]

Mobile, Privacy protection

Security, Privacy Issues Found in Tens of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

February 26, 2021

Via: Security Week

Contact tracing applications have been created to help authorities automate the process of identifying those who have been in close contact with infected individuals. Using a newly developed tool called COVIDGuardian, which was designed for both static and dynamic program […]