Data Privacy News

New technologies are constantly changing the issue of data privacy. These changes range from the small and incremental to those which make old ideas and rules obsolete. It has therefore never been more important to stay up-to-date with data privacy news, which is why we created this tailored email digest. This applies to everyone who uses the internet, as the issue of data privacy affects all. The topic includes considerations of the type and nature of personal data that individuals believe should be private. It also covers the way companies, governments and other organizations access and store that data. And it covers the laws that govern the whole topic. It is rarely out of the news with things like whistleblowers being accused of leaking state secrets; to security breaches at leading companies resulting in compromised customer information; to policy debates as to how long personal data can be stored. To stay informed about all of these issues get the Wiser data privacy news email today. Once signed up you will receive a free daily email featuring the latest and most important data privacy news and information from around the web.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, September 20, 2017
 
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Attack on CCleaner Highlights the Importance of Securing Downloads and Maintaining User Trust
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Gennie
Analysing privacy in a data-centric world
The Economic Times of India • Mrutyunjay Mahapatra
Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, September 19th
The New Yorker • Mort Gerberg
GDPR-Compliance Is an Opportunity for Data Usage: Q&A with Themer Abourayan, Product Director, Platform161
ExchangeWire • Sonja Kroll
Live Blog: Senate Commerce Committee Discusses SESTA
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Elliot
The Cybercrime Convention's New Protocol Needs to Uphold Human Rights
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Danny
EFF to court: The First Amendment protects the right to record first responders
Venture Beat • Electronic Frontier Foundation
Security Education: What's New on Surveillance Self-Defense
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Kim
In A Win For Privacy, Uber Restores User Control Over Location-Sharing
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Gennie
Azure Confidential Computing Heralds the Next Generation of Encryption in the Cloud
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Erica
 
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Data Privacy, Microsoft Corp
Attack on CCleaner Highlights the Importance of Securing Downloads and Maintaining User Trust
Electronic Frontier FoundationGennie
Some of the most worrying kinds of attacks are ones that exploit users’ trust in the systems and softwares they use every day. Yesterday, Cisco’s Talos security team uncovered just that kind of attack in the computer cleanup software CCleaner. Download servers...
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Data Privacy
Analysing privacy in a data-centric world
The Economic Times of IndiaMrutyunjay Mahapatra
Famous author Edward Snowden told, “Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” His words were prophetic....
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Copyright, Data Privacy
Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, September 19th
The New YorkerMort Gerberg
A precocious expert tutors Emma and Colin in the finer points of heading back to class. “POTUS is struck by an epiphany about the popularity of his retweets.” By Peter Kuper Sep. 18, 2017 “I take full responsibility for my actions, which...
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Advertising Industry, Data Privacy
GDPR-Compliance Is an Opportunity for Data Usage: Q&A with Themer Abourayan, Product Director, Platform161
ExchangeWireSonja Kroll
It may look like an inconvenience, having to prepare for GDPR, yet apart from the threats connected with the implementation of new regulation, there are also opportunities. In this Q&A, Themer Abourayan (pictured below), product director, Platform161, talks about the impact of...
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Data Privacy, Digital Media
Live Blog: Senate Commerce Committee Discusses SESTA
Electronic Frontier FoundationElliot
There’s a bill in Congress that would be a disaster for free speech online. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is holding a hearing on that bill, and we’ll be blogging about it as it happens. The Stop Enabling Sex...
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Data Privacy
The Cybercrime Convention's New Protocol Needs to Uphold Human Rights
Electronic Frontier FoundationDanny
As part of an ongoing attempt to help law enforcement obtain data across international borders, the Council of Europe’s Cybercrime Convention— finalized in the weeks following 9/11, and ratified by the United States and over 50 countries around the world—is back on...
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Data Privacy, News Media
EFF to court: The First Amendment protects the right to record first responders
Venture BeatElectronic Frontier Foundation
The First Amendment protects the right of members of the public to record first responders addressing medical emergencies, EFF argued in an amicus brief filed in the federal trial court for the Northern District of Texas. The case, Adelman v. DART, concerns...
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Data Privacy, Security Software & Services
Security Education: What's New on Surveillance Self-Defense
Electronic Frontier FoundationKim
Since 2014, our digital security guide, Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD), has taught thousands of Internet users how to protect themselves from surveillance, with practical tutorials and advice on the best tools and expert-approved best practices. After hearing growing concerns among activists following the...
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Data Privacy
In A Win For Privacy, Uber Restores User Control Over Location-Sharing
Electronic Frontier FoundationGennie
After making an unfortunate change to its privacy settings last year, we are glad to see that Uber has reverted back to settings that empower its users to make choices about sharing their location information. Last December, an Uber update restricted users'...
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Cloud Computing Services, Data Privacy
Azure Confidential Computing Heralds the Next Generation of Encryption in the Cloud
Electronic Frontier FoundationErica
For years, EFF has commended companies who make cloud applications that encrypt data in transit. But soon, the new gold standard for cloud application encryption will be the cloud provider never having access to the user’s data—not even while performing computations on...
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