Topic: data privacy

Free Software Foundation award winners

The winners of Free Software Foundation’s 2021 Software Awards for achievements in the field of free software, are SecuRepairs, Paul Eggert, and Protesilaos Stavrou. SecuRepairs was the winner of the Award for Projects of Social Benefit, which is presented to a project or team responsible for applying free software, or the ideas of the free … continue reading

India’s data protection plan would affect how data is managed there

Several countries have successfully implemented major data privacy and protection regulations over the past decade. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) drastically changed how companies managed data, not just for their customers in the EU, but worldwide. Then came the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which had a similar cascading effect when companies decided … continue reading

The NCSA expands annual Data Privacy Day into Data Privacy Week

Even in a society so heavily reliant on the internet, millions of people remain ignorant of who has access to their personal information on the web–and what can be done with that information. This year, the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA) has expanded its annual Data Privacy Day into Data Privacy Week. The event runs from … continue reading

Data Privacy Day serves as reminder for consumers to protect their data online

Almost 500 million individuals had their information involved in a data breach in the last couple of years, yet many consumers still don’t have a handle on who has access to their data and what they’re doing with it.  The theme of this year’s International Data Privacy Day, which is held by the National Cybersecurity … continue reading

Capital One fined $80 million for 2019 data breach

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) assessed an $80 million civil money penalty against Capital One for its role in the 2019 hack of 100 million credit card applications.  The OCC reached the decision due to “the bank’s failure to establish effective risk assessment processes prior to migrating significant information technology operations … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Yellowbrick and Protegrity data security partnership, Netlify to support self-hosted Git repos and Hasura Cloud

Yellowbrick Data and Protegrity are teaming up to provide advanced data security and privacy solutions.  “Protegrity delivers leading-edge data security and privacy solutions to the world’s largest enterprises across the leading platforms and data stores,” said Allen Holmes, vice president of business development at Yellowbrick Data. “Combined with the power and scale of Yellowbrick’s hybrid … continue reading

Microsoft updates privacy provisions amid EU investigation

Microsoft announced it is updating the privacy provisions in the Microsoft Online Services Terms (OST) commercial cloud contracts amid ongoing investigations by the European Union (EU). The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) launched an investigation into Microsoft earlier this year to see whether the contractual agreements concluded between Microsoft and the EU institutions were fully … continue reading

Facebook’s Groups API causes data privacy concerns

Facebook wants to avoid another data privacy blunder. The company is quickly trying to address a problem it found with its Groups API access.  Last year, in an effort to better protect users privacy, Facebook removed and restricted a number of developer APIs — Groups API was one of these restricted APIs. Before restrictions were … continue reading

EFF has privacy concerns about Android Q

The upcoming version of the Android operating system is taking a strong focus on privacy, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) believes it could still do better. Despite Android Q’s efforts to protect users, the EFF says the operating system still favors ad trackers over users.  Android Q’s new privacy features include: user control over … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Facing the truth about privacy

Data privacy continues to be a concern as more of our lives are online, but it turns out it’s not only the Internet or hackers you have to worry about. Recent reports have revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency are using state driver’s license databases to fuel their … continue reading

Industry Watch: Beware the dark patterns of privacy

You know how sometimes, when an app requires you to sign in, it will give you the option of signing in via Facebook, or Google mail? And you think, ‘Wow, this is nice of them to make it so convenient for me. I’ll have to send Facebook a card or something to thank them.’ (Well, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Facebook’s business model: Radicalization

It’s oh-so-trendy to beat up on Facebook, but there is good reason. The platform collects an enormous amount of data on each of its users, but does not let you control what it collects; nor does it give you any visibility into how it is being used. Your choices are to be on the platform … continue reading

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