The Popular Design Tool That’s Actually A Privacy Nightmare

There’s a lot going on in the background when you visit most websites. Scripts may be providing analytical data about what you click on. Trackers may link your activity back to your social media accounts. In fact, one type of script allows whoever owns the website you’re perusing to literally watch whatever you’re doing. Called […]

Facebook Dealt Setback by EU Court Adviser in Privacy Dispute

Facebook was dealt a setback on Tuesday when an adviser to the top European Union court said any data protection authority in the bloc had the power to take action against it for breaching privacy laws. Facebook has its European headquarters in Ireland and has argued that only the Irish data protection authority has the power to police […]

10 Tips to Protect Your Business and Customers on Data Privacy Day

Having information about clients and customers is important, but ensuring that private information remains secure might be just as vital to the health of a small business. That’s according to data professionals and others who are marking this year’s Data Privacy Day on January 28. Many small businesses are not well prepared for the tricks […]

Facebook Signs EU’s Privacy Shield Treaty; May Spark Privacy Row

Social networking giant Facebook has agreed to adopt a new European Union (EU) data accord that allows personal information to be transferred to the US, potentially sparking yet another privacy row, the media reported. Facebook has quietly signed the Privacy Shield – a controversial treaty that allows US technology companies to transfer EU citizens’ details abroad. […]

Pokemon Go: US Senator Probes Maker Over Data Privacy Concerns

HIGHLIGHTS Pokemon Go had a privacy issue while Google signing-in process on iOS The company has released an update to the game fixing the problem Nintendo’s Pokemon Go has been a smash hit worldwide since its launch A Democratic US senator on Tuesday asked the software developer behind Nintendo Co Ltd’s Pokemon Go to clarify […]

EU Privacy Watchdogs Could Seek US Data Pack Review in 2 Years: Reports

European privacy watchdogs could ask for a review in two years of a new transatlantic data pact designed to help companies such as Microsoft and IBM to shuffle around user data, according to three people familiar with the matter. European data protection authorities are assessing whether to endorse the EU-US Privacy Shield, a framework agreed […]

US FCC Advances Privacy Proposal for Internet Users

The US Federal Communications Commission on Thursday advanced a proposal to ensure the privacy of broadband Internet users by barring providers from collecting user data without consent. The proposed regulation from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler won initial approval with a 3-2 vote to require broadband providers to obtain consumer consent, disclose data collection, protect personal […]