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We need more control over how a company uses our data

We need more control over how a company uses our data

Written by on August 11, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

We need new solutions for collecting and using data that strikes the right balance between consumer benefits and control over their own data. I was looking for the opening hours of a local supermarket in San Francisco from Google Maps. When I found them, Google also told me an interesting additional detail: “You visited this […]

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Will the backlash against the lack of data privacy actually backfire?

Will the backlash against the lack of data privacy actually backfire?

Written by on August 10, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

This week the UK was on track to catch up with the rest of Europe by announcing its version of the ‘right to be forgotten’ law. This is obviously good news for privacy advocates. But you have to wonder if the backlash – if backlash it is – against overuse of people’s data will swing […]

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Technology companies steering clear of political privacy battle

Technology companies steering clear of political privacy battle

Written by on July 21, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google, Apple Inc and other major technology firms are largely absent from a debate over the renewal of a broad U.S. internet surveillance law, weakening prospects for privacy reforms that would further protect customer data, according to sources familiar with the matter. While tech companies often lobby Washington […]

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Privacy: Schrems closer to class action suit against Facebook

Privacy: Schrems closer to class action suit against Facebook

Written by on July 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) heard arguments on Wednesday over whether to allow a class action suit against Facebook, brought by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems – and about 25,000 other users across the globe. Schrems is claiming 500 euros ($576) in damages for each signatory to his […]

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A blow to privacy, FBI can still issue secret surveillance orders

A blow to privacy, FBI can still issue secret surveillance orders

Written by on July 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday upheld nondisclosure rules that allow the FBI to secretly issue surveillance orders for customer data to communications firms, a ruling that dealt a blow to privacy advocates. A unanimous three-judge panel on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco sided with a […]

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Under the GDPR rules, banks could be fined billions

Under the GDPR rules, banks could be fined billions

Written by on June 22, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

European banks face €4.6 billion in fines in first three years under new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) according to Consult Hyperion Report. A new study commissioned by security outfit AllClear ID, ‘GDPR – Banks, Breaches, and Billion Euro Fines’ forecasts that European financial institutions could face fines totaling €4.6 billion in the first three […]

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Privacy and why telcos are losing another great opportunity

Privacy and why telcos are losing another great opportunity

Written by on June 7, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

While all eyes were firmly on what Apple is doing in your home, some will have missed a rather important point. We have said for a while now that telcos have an opportunity to be the privacy advocate and champion as a way of keeping customers loyal. It now seems that they have missed the boat. […]

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Security vs privacy: Supreme Court takes up cell site case

Security vs privacy: Supreme Court takes up cell site case

Written by on June 6, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Police officers for the first time could be required to obtain warrants to get data on the past locations of criminal suspects based on cellphone use under a major case on privacy rights in the digital age taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The justices agreed to hear an […]

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Some EU countries want looser rules for customer privacy

Some EU countries want looser rules for customer privacy

Written by on May 18, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

EU member states are divided over a proposal to change privacy rules for telecoms operators, with some countries calling for looser rules on when they can use consumers’ personal data. Draft rules detailing when telecoms companies and digital communication services like WhatsApp can process consumer data should be softened, according to a report dated 15 […]

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News highlights – 2 May

News highlights – 2 May

Written by on May 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 2 May The NSA collected 151 million phone records last year, after law change WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records of Americans’ phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records, according to an annual report issued on […]

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