Archive for the ‘Information Privacy’ Category

Designing Contact-Tracing Apps

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Digital Driver’s Licenses: Unintended Consequences

Maryland recently joined seven other U.S. states to permit users to carry “digital driver’s licenses.” Under the program—which initially will work with Apple devices like iPhones—users can download a digital credential—a digital driver’s license—to their phones. The digital ID would be carried in the Apple digital wallet in much the same way as a regular ID is carried in […]

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50 Key Stats About Freedom of the Internet Around the World

50 Key Stats About Freedom of the Internet Around the World Almost every part of our everyday lives is closely connected to the internet – we depend on it for communication, entertainment, information, running our households, even running our cars. Not everyone in the world has access to the same features and content on the […]

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List of mandatory documents required by ISO 45001

By Luke Irwin ISO 45001 is the international standard that contains best practices for OH&S (occupational health and safety). Its goal is to reduce injuries and diseases in the workplace, including the promotion and protection of physical and mental health. It’s an issue that’s more important than ever. In addition to the 2.78 million deaths and […]

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Apple Will Offer Onion Routing for iCloud/Safari Users

TOR Anonymity Network 101 If you have been searching for how to access the most private and secure part of the internet, then look no more! The TOR Anonymity Network 101 – An Introduction To The Most Private Part Of The Internet has everything you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to be completely anonymous […]

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Air India data breach impacts 4.5 million customers

Source: Bleepingcomputer Air India disclosed a data breach after personal information belonging to roughly 4.5 million of its customers was leaked two months following the hack of Passenger Service System provider SITA in February 2021. The Indian national carrier first informed passengers that SITA was the victim of a cyberattack on March 19. “This is to inform […]

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Privacy and security in the software designing

The importance of carrying out a careful risk and impact assessment in order to safeguard the security of the information and the data privacy. In order to reduce as much as possible the vulnerabilities and programming errors that can affect not only the quality of the product itself but can also be exploited to launch […]

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New Federal Data Privacy Legislation Proposed

In late March 2021, Representative Susan DelBene (D-WA 01) introduced legislation to the 116th Congress to protect consumer privacy and put control of consumers’ data in their own hands. DelBene noted that states are surging ahead of the federal government in creating privacy laws, each with their own flavor and each serving the needs of a […]

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3 steps to meeting data privacy regulation compliance through identity programs

Lesson 1: Take stock of identities and lock them down When it comes to data protection, security and compliance, organizations must keep the potential technology risk within acceptable limits, which means mobilizing efforts to identify data lakes and applications where personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive information is stored. Organizations should then use digital […]

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America, Your Privacy Settings Are All Wrong

Americans have become inured to the relentless collection of their personal information online. Imagine, for example, if getting your suit pressed at the dry cleaner’s automatically and permanently signed you up to have scores of inferences about you — measurements, gender, race, language, fabric preferences, credit card type — shared with retailers, cleaning product advertisers […]

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Privacy as a Service can help

If you are a business looking to comply with various data privacy laws, look no further. We can help with Privacy as a Service. 👍 The simplest, fastest, and most affordable way to comply with privacy legislation like the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the CPRA (California Privacy Rights Act), New York’s SHIELD Act, […]

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How confidential are your calls? This iPhone app shared them with everyone

This isn’t a case of secretive nation-state phone interception methodologies (or spying, as it is often called). It’s not a tale of cybercriminals deliberately trying to listen in to your business discussions so they can divert massive invoice payments or implant ransomware with multi-million dollar blackmail demands. That’s the good news. The bug in this case, discovered by Indian cybersecurity researcher Anand Prakash, […]

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What are the best books on data privacy?

Luke Irwin Looking for affordable ways to keep your data secure? Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best – and nothing beats the simplicity of a book. With books, you get expert advice at your fingertips. You can study whenever is convenient and the information is always there for you to reference. So, which books […]

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Exploiting Medical Information Systems

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Privacy bug in the Brave browser exposes Tor addresses to user’s DNS provider

A privacy bug in the Brave Browser caused the leak of the Tor onion URL addresses visited in the Tor mode by the users. A bug in the Private Window with Tor implemented in the Brave web browser could reveal the onion sites visited by the users. The Tor mode implemented in the Brave web browser allows […]

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How to stay safe while remote working this Data Privacy Day

OneLogin’s recent research into remote working practices shows it is proving to be fertile ground for hackers – Here’s how to stay safe How to stay secure Another key step to keep your business safe from breaches is to ensure that your employees are following security best practices. To celebrate Data Privacy Day, we’ve provided some […]

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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Foundation Self-Paced Online Training Course

Training course outline The CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) is a California data protection law that came into effect on January 1, 2020. Following the passing of Prop 24, the CPRA (California Privacy Rights Act) will take effect officially on January 1, 2023 and replace the CCPA. The CPRA is widely viewed as California’s version of the EU’s […]

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Court documents show FBI could use a tool to access private Signal messages on iPhones

Court documents related to a recent gun-trafficking case in New York and obtained by Forbes revealed that the FBI may have a tool to access private Signal messages. The documents revealed that encrypted messages can be intercepted from iPhone devices when they are in “partial AFU (after first unlock)” mode. “The clues came via Seamus Hughes at […]

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5 key privacy trends for 2021

Source: 5 key privacy trends for 2021 As organisations become increasingly reliant on the use of personal data, the risks they face grow exponentially. We saw last year a record number of data breachesand a surge in penalties for regulatory violations, but 2021 is set to be even more perilous as the public demand for data privacy […]

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Privacy as a Service

The simplest, fastest, and most affordable way to comply with privacy legislation like the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the CPRA (California Privacy Rights Act), New York’s SHIELD Act, and others. With Privacy as a Service, you can:  Privacy as a Service * Achieve scaled privacy compliance quickly* Remain one step ahead of legislative […]

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