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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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US, EU reach preliminary data privacy agreement

US President Biden and EU President von der Leyen say deal underscores shared values over data privacy and security surrounding transatlantic information sharing.

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Meta fined €17 million by Irish regulator for GDPR violations

In the wake of 12 data breaches reported in 2018, Facebook’s parent company hit with hefty fine for failing to follow GDPR regulations related to its ability to demonstrate data privacy protection practices.

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4 alternatives to encryption backdoors, but no silver bullet

Alternatives to backdoors in end-to-end encryption exist, but not all address privacy and security concerns, say experts at last week’s Engima conference.

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Google adds Python to its differential privacy repertoire

Company hopes the move will make it easier for developers to use differential privacy to help improve privacy on the internet.

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UK/US data protection claim highlights ambiguity of GDPR’s geographic scope

A data protection claim against U.S. defendants highlights the uncertainty surrounding the territorial limits of the GDPR.

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Crazy quilt of state privacy laws could cost businesses $1 trillion

A new study shows that state privacy laws could create significant compliance costs for both in- and out-of-state businesses.

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Data residency laws pushing companies toward residency as a service

Many countries now require companies that operate within its boundaries to store data on their residents locally. Using residency-as-a-service providers is becoming an important option.

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What is PII? Examples, laws, and standards

Personally identifiable information (PII), is any piece of data that could be used—either alone or when combined with other data—to identify an individual. Some types of PII are obvious, such as a name or Social Security number, but...

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Top 8 cybersecurity predictions for 2022

Seeing opportunities in the mass move to remote work, cyberattackers are updating their tactics, compelling security leaders to respond. Experts make their predictions about threat reduction, compliance, supply chain management,...

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

PIPL's data localization mandate places unique requirements on businesses operating in China, and regulators have great leeway to assess fines.

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Microsoft announces new security, privacy features at Ignite

Microsoft has consolidated some security tools under the Defender brand and added security and privacy features and products. Here's a look at what's new.

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Cyber insurance explained and why you need it

Cyber insurance can't protect your organization from cybercrime, but it can keep your business on stable financial footing should a significant security event occur.

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