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Proposed changes to California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 could rewrite privacy law

A recently proposed repeal of 2018's CCPA called the PAA would shift California even closer to the requirements of the GDPR.

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FEMA contractor at center of privacy violation provides services to many other agencies

Corporate Lodging Consultants provides lodging services to many other government agencies. Is more sensitive personal information at risk?

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The ethical use of data

When thinking about data privacy and security, the focus is typically on how to keep the bad guys from gaining unauthorized access to our data. We spend billions of dollars every year as an industry to protect our data, and that of...

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Does GDPR compliance reduce breach risk?

A new report from Cisco suggests that GDPR compliance reduces data breach impact. Incident response, legal and security experts agree but caution not to rely on compliance alone.

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Huawei and Apple smartphones are both made in China – why is only one banned in Australia?

While Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been banned from the Australian 5G network rollout, Apple was welcomed with open arms despite also using China to produce phones. So, what’s the difference?

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Self-sovereign identity: 3 key questions

SSI is on the extreme end of the digital identity spectrum. Its focus is putting control back in the hands of you, the user. But SSI is not the only way to skin a cat.

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Preserving the privacy of large data sets: Lessons learned from the Australian census

Preserving the privacy of large data sets is hard, as the Australian Bureau of Statistics found out. These are the big takeaways for the upcoming U.S. census and others dealing with large amounts of personal data.

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Landmark laws: data brokers and the future of US privacy regulation

Vermont’s new law on data brokers has revealed an expansive registry of secretive firms profiting from your corporate and personal data. As the first law of its kind in the US, privacy advocates have rejoiced – but how much will it...

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The CSO and CPO role just dramatically expanded overnight

How two high-profile incidents highlight the changing definition and scope of security and privacy.

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6 ways to equip your phishing tackle box

Like many of the threats in cybersecurity, using a comprehensive and business-driven approach to reveal risk can help you focus your efforts on what matters most.

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EFF has an encryption plan for the entire internet

Spurred by government surveillance of data, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is making progress toward its goal of encrypting all internet traffic using technology and scorecards.

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Facebook secretly paid users $20 a month to use VPN spying app

After it was revealed that Facebook secretly paid people to use the Facebook Research VPN app, the social media site pulled the iOS version. But the Android version will continue.

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Privacy groups blast Google, IAB over data leak via ad auctions

New evidence to an ongoing GDPR complaint shows how ad categories used by Google and the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) profile you and apply potentially sensitive labels to you.

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Wireless carriers still selling Americans’ real-time location data

Wireless carriers didn't keep their promises, as American's real-time location data is still being sold by third parties and shady folks.

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Data Privacy Day 2019

GDPR was just the beginning. It started in the EU, but it’s waking up the world on just how much our privacy is being violated.

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Take time to think about security amidst the greatest gadget show on the planet – CES

Let us put our thinking caps back and ask the right questions.

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Australian emergency warning system hacked, thousands receive alerts

A hacker took control of Australia’s Early Warning Network and sent an alert to thousands that said their personal data is not safe.

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How Facebook's privacy woes might change the rules of the road in 2019

Following a string of data privacy and protection missteps, Facebook faces potential backlash from legislators and consumers that could affect all companies that process consumer data.

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