Items Tagged with "Privacy"


California Privacy Advocates Urge Defeat of Federal Data Breach Notice Bill

April 14, 2015 Added by:InfosecIsland News

Six California privacy and consumer groups have called on members of the US House Energy and Commerce Committee to oppose federal legislation that would wipe out California's landmark data breach notification laws.

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Mandatory Privacy Impact Assessments for Dutch Government IT Projects

October 24, 2013 Added by:Matthijs R. Koot

As of September 1st 2013 in the Netherlands, a new rule applies to ICT proposals initiated by the national-level government entities (Ministries, etc.): ICT project proposals must now include a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA).

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You’re an Internet Celebrity: Deal with It

July 18, 2013 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Managing a digital life means knowing what you are consuming versus what you are expelling, recognizing what you are sharing versus what you are protecting. Is privacy possible? To a degree, yes.

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The New Facebook Graph Search: How You’re Helping Hackers Gather Information

July 15, 2013 Added by:Tom Eston

Check your privacy settings to make sure your private information doesn’t easily show up in Facebook’s new search engine

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The Private Communication Encryption Conundrum

July 08, 2013 Added by:Keith Mendoza

Demanding that communication providers offer encryption of private communication is great; however, there are major hurdles that needs to be overcome from a technological and usability standpoint.

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Why I'm Not (very) Worried about PRISM

June 20, 2013 Added by:Eric Knapp

The NSA is tapping into our digital lives, monitoring voice calls, emails, social media, and who-knows-what-else. I understand, and try to live by, one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received on the topic of privacy: “assume that everything you do and say is being watched and heard, always.”

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Balancing Act Between Privacy and Security

June 13, 2013 Added by:Jarno Limnéll

Privacy and Security: Both are mandatory – and necessary. Privacy is inherent in our contemporary understanding of democracy, whereas security requires intelligence. The challenge lies in being able to find the right balance while avoiding excesses.

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Security vs. Personnel and Employment Applications

April 24, 2013 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

Does your company use those out-of-date applications where the applicant must provide his or her Social Security number and driver’s license number? If so, throw them out immediately. You could be setting your business up for a potential lawsuit.

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New California "Right to Know" Act Would Let Consumers Find Out Who Has Their Personal Data -- And Get a Copy of It

April 03, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A new proposal in California, supported by a diverse coalition including EFF and the ACLU of Northern California, is fighting to bring transparency and access to the seedy underbelly of digital data exchanges.

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Under CISPA, Who Can Get Your Data?

March 21, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Under CISPA, companies can collect your information in order to "protect the rights and property" of the company, and then share that information with third parties, including the government, so long as it is for "cybersecurity purposes."

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The New Facebook Graph Search: How to Protect Your Privacy

March 21, 2013 Added by:Tom Eston

The Facebook Graph has evolved over the years in order to correlate as much information as possible, making it very easy to search. The issue is that anything you’ve ever posted publically, “Liked,” or were ever tagged in can be quickly searched. Here is how you can protect your privacy...

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The Fight Against Secret Surveillance Law Continues: EFF Asks D.C. Circuit to Order Release of Secret Legal Opinion

March 19, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

In a brief filed on Friday, EFF continued its fight against secret surveillance law, asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to order the release of a secret opinion of the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).

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Why HTC’s Settlement is a Game Changer for Secure Development

March 08, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi

The HTC settlement is not based on high-profile breaches. Instead, it points out: “HTC America failed to employ reasonable and appropriate security practices in the design and customization of the software on its mobile devices”.

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How Do You Protect Your Online Identity?

March 04, 2013 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

How often do you think about protecting your online identity? Unless you live and breathe in the infosecurity arena, the reality is, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your online privacy, let alone worrying about it.

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Industry Experts to Congress: We Can Remove Personally Identifiable Information Before Reporting Cybersecurity Threats

February 20, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Companies say redacting personally identifiable information of users is possible, but it wouldn’t be required under CISPA.

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Celebrity Privacy Breaches and High School Physics

February 01, 2013 Added by:Danny Lieberman

In our previous post on patient privacy, we noted that patient data loss is a lot like planes disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle – no one really knows where the planes disappeared to, since the people on the planes never return to tell the story...

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