Category: Privacy protection

Privacy protection, Security

What to expect in 2022 privacy wise?

January 10, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

DeleteMe releases its privacy predictions for 2022, based on developments seen in 2020/2021 as well as original research conducted for its 2021 PII Marketplace Report. “A lot of things related to online privacy have changed in the last 2 years, […]

Privacy protection, Security

France Hits Google, Facebook With Huge Fines Over ‘Cookies’

January 6, 2022

Via: Security Week

The 150-million-euro fine imposed on Google was a record by France’s National Commission for Information Technology and Freedom (CNIL), beating a previous cookie-related fine of 100 million euros against the company in December 2020. Facebook was handed a 60-million-euro fine. […]

Privacy protection, Security

Russia Blocks Tor Privacy Service in Latest Censorship Move

December 10, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Russia has stepped up its censorship efforts in the country by fully banning access to the Tor web anonymity service, coinciding with the ban of six virtual private network (VPN) operators, as the government continues to control the internet and […]

Privacy protection, Security

China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) presents challenges for CISOs

December 2, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The manner in which companies do business in China saw a monumental change take effect on November 1 when China’s new Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) took effect. First announced in August 2021, it was clear entities with a China […]

Privacy protection, Security

Privacy predictions 2022

November 23, 2021

Via: Securelist

We no longer rely on the Internet just for entertainment or chatting with friends. Global connectivity underpins the most basic functions of our society, such as logistics, government services and banking. Consumers connect to businesses via instant messengers and order […]

Privacy protection, Security

How Target’s CISO balances customer security and customer experience

November 15, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Protecting consumers and their data while providing a good shopping experience has always been a challenge for retailers. Security measures such as multifactor authentication or challenge questions create friction in the buying process, but a breach that results in the […]

Privacy protection, Security

Lloyd v Google Supreme Court verdict brings end to privacy class actions against big tech in UK

November 11, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

The Supreme Court has blocked a £3bn lawsuit against Google claiming damages on behalf of iPhone users who were allegedly unlawfully tracked by the search company. A judge ruled yesterday that a proposed class action brought on behalf of 5.4 […]

Privacy protection, Security

CLEAR partners with Microsoft to improve secure exchange of verified information and credentials

November 8, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

CLEAR announced its collaboration with Microsoft for the rollout of Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory (AD) verifiable credentials – a digital identity solution that enables users to confirm information about themselves with organizations while limiting what is shared. As CLEAR continues […]

Mobile, Mobile security, Privacy protection, Security

Is Apple’s Safari browser the last, best hope for web privacy?

November 2, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

What browser do you use? There’s a good chance—roughly one in seven—that it’s Google Chrome. And even if you prefer a different browser, there’s a good chance that you’re using something that’s based on Google Chrome, such as Edge, Vivaldi, […]

Privacy protection, Security

Google Introduces New Open-Source Data Privacy Protocol

November 1, 2021

Via: Security Week

The protocol helps clients check whether a specific identifier is present in a list held by a server, in a privacy-preserving manner: the client identifier is transmitted encrypted, the server doesn’t learn the result of the query, and the client […]