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  • How To Build Trust Through Privacy

    Is there any clearer sign of trust than sharing a secret? When you disclose private information to a friend or a family member, you’re assuming it will remain between the two of you. And if you discover that this agreement has been violated, you rightly wonder if your trust in…

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  • California: Senate passes bills amending CCPA

    According to One Trust’s data Guidance platform, The California State Senate (‘the Senate’) passed, on 11 September 2019, a series of bills that would amend the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (‘CCPA’). In particular, the Senate passed Assembly Bill (‘AB’) 874, which would exempt publicly available information and deidentified or…

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  • YouTube reportedly settles with FTC over children’s privacy violation

    Google has agreed to pay a $150-$200 million fine to the Federal Trade Commission for violating children’s online privacy laws via its video platform YouTube, Politico reports. Our thought bubble: It’s a small fine given how much backlash YouTube has experienced over the past year for not adequately policing content and advertising on its…

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  • Most EU cookie ‘consent’ notices are meaningless or manipulative, study finds

    New research into how European consumers interact with the cookie consent mechanisms which have proliferated since a major update to the bloc’s online privacy rules last year casts an unflattering light on widespread manipulation of a system that’s supposed to protect consumer rights. As Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…

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  • Stop Chasing Data Protection Laws (Webinar)

    September 25, 2019 – 11.am – 12pm EST Over the past 5 years we have watched as organizations react to various new data protection/privacy legislation. While great to see they care and are looking to come into compliance, perhaps it’s time to step back and assess what’s happening and how…

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  • CCPA: The Basics (Webinar)

    September 11, 2019 – 11:00am – 12:00pm EST The new Californian Consumer Protection Act is designed to give California residents more control over how their personal data is captured, stored, used, shared and deleted. During this webinar we will examine scope – does it even apply to you or your…

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  • More Than 20 Data Breaches Reported Per Day in First Half of 2019

    If data breach reports evoke a sense of déjà vu these days, it’s only because breaches have almost unfailingly kept increasing in number and becoming bigger in scope quarter after quarter, year in and year out. However, the raw numbers do not always tell the full story. Risk Based Security’s…

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  • Apple will soon treat online web tracking the same as a security vulnerability

    Apple is taking a hard stance on online privacy with a new anti-tracking policy in Safari. The iPhone maker has published a “WebKit Tracking Prevention Policy” that goes into specifics about the types of anti-tracking methods it has developed, the practices it believes are harmful to users, and the unintended…

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  • Three Years of Misery Inside Google, The Happiest Company In Tech

    ON A BRIGHT Monday in January 2017, at 2:30 in the afternoon, about a thousand Google employees—horrified, alarmed, and a little giddy—began pouring out of the company’s offices in Mountain View, California. They packed themselves into a cheerful courtyard outside the main campus café, a parklike area dotted with picnic tables and a…

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  • Mistaken Identity

    Over the past week, numerous excited stories have covered a talk given by James Pavur, an Oxford University researcher and Rhodes Scholar, at the Blackhat Convention in Las Vegas. With his girlfriend’s consent, Pavur made 150 subject access requests in her name. In what the BBC called a ‘privacy hack’ until they…

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