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California bill would tighten privacy protections for minors

The California legislature’s sweeping attempt to ramp up online protections for children covers a lot of ground, but critics say it’s too broad.

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FTC files lawsuit against Kochava for harvesting and selling geolocation data

The lawsuit claims the data broker is putting people at risk of "stigma, stalking, discrimination, job loss, and even physical violence” through the sale of geolocation data.

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Oracle sued over ‘worldwide surveillance machine’ by privacy rights activists

A wide-ranging lawsuit aims to curb enterprise technology giant Oracle’s tracking, use and sale of personal data.

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3 ways China's access to TikTok data is a security risk

The security community weighs in on real-world scenarios in which China or other nations could operationalize data collected by online platforms and how to mitigate the risk.

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FTC begins sweeping commercial surveillance and lax data security rulemaking process

While some praise the FTC's efforts, some in Congress worry that it overlaps with and possibly jeopardizes the passing of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act.

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Data privacy: Collect what you need, protect what you collect

Data over-collection is a security and compliance risk, and that's why CISOs need a say in decisions about what data to collect.

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Spate of pending U.S. privacy initiatives could significantly impact businesses

Bolstered by the overturned Roe v. Wade decision, several privacy initiatives could force businesses to review how they process, store, and protect data.

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Mobile apps are a privacy nightmare. The Roe decision put them center stage.

Concerns about app data and location tracking put digital privacy rights in the cross hairs of abortion access debate

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Concentric launches new data privacy and cybersecurity solution Eclipse

Private risk consultancy firm says its new solution is designed to protect individuals, families, and teams from digital risks as cybercrime continues to plague organizations across the globe.

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Apple slaps hard against ‘mercenary’ surveillance-as-a-service industry

The company is introducing Lockdown Mode to protect high-risk individuals against corrosive surveillance and attacks, and investing millions to improve protection on its devices.

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U.S. data privacy and security solutions emerging at the federal level

The American Data Privacy and Protection Act bill faces a tough battle for passage, but the Biden administration is considering actions of its own.

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Location data poses risks to individuals, organizations

App-based location data has been used against individuals, and that presents real risks for those people and organizations.

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Virtru launches open-source project OpenTDF

The company hopes OpenTDF will establish a standard for safe, private data sharing.

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HiQ v LinkedIn court ruling will have a material effect on privacy

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that hiQ's scraping of public LinkedIn data is not a violation of the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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Data protection concerns spike as states get ready to outlaw abortion

The use of personal data from brokers, apps, smartphones, and browsers to identify those seeking an abortion raises new data protection and privacy risks.

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How GDPR has inspired a global arms race on privacy regulations

Companies with a global presence face the challenge of achieving compliance with an increasing array of regional data-protection regulations.

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LightBeam launches data privacy automation platform to streamline compliance

New identity-centric platform designed to help businesses automate compliance against a patchwork of existing and emerging privacy regulations such as GDPR, CPRA, HIPAA and PCI DSS.

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The state of privacy regulations across Asia

While GDPR looms large across the Asia-Pacific region, there are significant differences as jurisdictions develop their own national approaches to privacy. There’s also a growing focus on data security in many countries.

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