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Australia’s consumer watchdog launched court action against Google on Monday alleging the technology giant misled account holders about its use of their personal data. [Read More]
Chinese drone maker DJI has responded to the disclosure of security issues found in its Android app, which researchers compared to malware behavior. [Read More]
Facebook has announced new privacy and security features for Messenger, including App Lock and a new Privacy settings section. [Read More]
Data protection and privacy regulators from six countries around the world have sent a joint letter to video conferencing companies urging them to address security and privacy risks. [Read More]
Polymer announces its official launch with a solution that automatically detects and redacts sensitive data shared in popular collaboration tools such as Slack, Zoom and GitHub. [Read More]
Microsoft has unveiled new security capabilities for Microsoft 365 and Azure, along with a new Endpoint Data Loss Prevention solution. [Read More]
Germany's highest court on Friday said security services had too much unfettered access to people's online data and ordered legislation to be revised to set higher hurdles. [Read More]
A crucial online data arrangement between Europe and the US was invalidated, as a top EU court decision over Facebook threw trans-Atlantic big tech into legal limbo. [Read More]
Roughly five hours after an internal email went out Friday to Amazon employees telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones, the online retailing giant appeared to backtrack, calling the ban a mistake. [Read More]
Google this week announced that, starting next month, an update to its policy will effectively result in the rejection of ads for surveillance technology. [Read More]

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Alastair Paterson's picture
For companies based in the U.S. with customers and files in many different countries, reconciling conflicting practices and laws is likely to remain a serious headache for years to come.
Jim Gordon's picture
Individuals and security professionals should have a 360 mindset and know the actions needed to take in the pursuit of data protection and the preservation of privacy.
Laurence Pitt's picture
In the coming years the data protection and privacy landscape will change dramatically, improving the experience for us as individuals but potentially making things more complex for businesses.
Preston Hogue's picture
You should be asking yourself what your digital vapor trail says about you and its potential impact on your own reputation and the trust others have in you.
Preston Hogue's picture
In the United States, it is consumers’ responsibility to opt out of sharing their information with the services they join—and figuring out how to do so.
Preston Hogue's picture
There have been so many high-profile breaches that a person’s entire life could be laid out, triangulated and, ultimately, faked by someone with the wrong set of intentions.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
Ashley Arbuckle interviews Michelle Dennedy, Cisco’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), to discuss how data privacy has a major impact on business.
Preston Hogue's picture
It’s a good reminder that communications in cyberspace can have a long shelf life that both individuals and organizations would be wise to consider.
Laurence Pitt's picture
ePrivacy takes GDPR's approach a step further by ensuring personal and family privacy in relation to data collection, storage and usage.
Travis Greene's picture
While GDPR doesn’t require encryption, there are four mentions of encryption in GDPR that provide real incentives for organizations to use encryption.