Archive for the ‘Information Privacy’ Category

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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SANS Virtual Summits Will Be FREE for the Community in 2021

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Cell Phone Location Privacy

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Brave browser-maker launches privacy-friendly news reader

By design, Brave Today doesn’t let the company or third parties build user profiles. Brave Software, maker of the Brave Web browser, is introducing a news reader that’s designed to protect user privacy by preventing parties—both internal and third party—from tracking the sites, articles, and story topics people view. Brave Today, as the service is […]

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Consumer Rights under the CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS ACT (CPRA) OF 2020

Consumer Rights under the CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS ACT (CPRA) OF 2020 Purpose and Intent. In enacting this Act, It is the purpose and intent of the people of the State of California to further protect consumers’ rights, including the constitutional right of privacy. The implementation of this Act shall be guided by the following principles: […]

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Spotting a Common Scam

Spotting a Common Scam  These scams seek to collect personal information about you, often appearing to come from a real business or agency. Someone may pose as an official disaster aid worker, or send you a fraudulent COVID contact tracing email. If you receive a message with a link, you should not click it as it may download malware to your device to […]

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Privacy-focused Brave browser grew over 130% in the past year

Brave Browser, the privacy-focused web browser, announced today that it grew in usage by over 130% in its first year of the release of its ‘Stable’ version. Source: Privacy-focused Brave browser grew over 130% in the past year Brave Browser Review 2020: Should you make the switch? Why you should download Brave Browser NOW!

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So you thought your personal data was deleted? Not so fast

Here’s why it may be impossible to delete your personal information from Houseparty and other social media services – despite privacy legislation! Source: So you thought your personal data was deleted? Not so fast | WeLiveSecurity How to erase your iPhone — Apple Support

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Guard your data with these privacy-focused search engines & browsers

Tracking allows the companies to improve their algorithm and app experience, but this experience comes at the cost of your digital data. In this guide, we’re going to focus on the search engines and browsers that you’ll want to use if you care about your online privacy. Popular search engines and browsers do a great […]

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