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Europe’s data privacy watchdogs seek assurances from US

Europe’s data privacy watchdogs seek assurances from US

Written by on February 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union data privacy watchdogs will seek assurances from U.S. authorities that a move by U.S. President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigration will not undermine a transatlantic pact protecting the privacy of Europeans’ data. European concerns have been raised by an executive order signed by Trump on Jan. 25 […]

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Privacy – Facebook’s data transfer mechanism could pose new legal threat

Privacy – Facebook’s data transfer mechanism could pose new legal threat

Written by on February 8, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s privacy watchdog has launched a bid to refer Facebook’s data transfer mechanism to the European Union’s top court in a landmark case that could put the shifting of data across the Atlantic under renewed legal threat. The move is the latest challenge to the various methods by which large tech firms […]

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Invent a data privacy bot and win € 10,000 – no, seriously

Invent a data privacy bot and win € 10,000 – no, seriously

Written by on January 30, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The race is on to invent a data privacy bot. Literally. Deutsche Telekom has launched a competition, open to all, to invent, and then bring to market with their help a bot that manages users’ online privacy requirements. The winner, selected by data privacy and innovation experts from Deutsche Telekom and members of the company’s data […]

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Microsoft strikes a blow for privacy, landmark email ruling stands

Microsoft strikes a blow for privacy, landmark email ruling stands

Written by on January 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An equally divided federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to reconsider its landmark decision that the U.S. government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States. By a 4-4 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan let […]

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In 2017 new rules could pose a serious threat to the largest internet giants

In 2017 new rules could pose a serious threat to the largest internet giants

Written by on January 12, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

With our esteemed colleague John Tanner going against the direction of play and predicting 2017 will be the year of an AI backlash, you have to stop and think. And we stopped, and what we thought was that 2017 is likely to be a year of quiet reflection, sober planning and possibly immense pain. The […]

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Telecoms and internet regulation merging in Europe, advertising more difficult

Telecoms and internet regulation merging in Europe, advertising more difficult

Written by on January 11, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Online messaging services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail will face tougher rules on how they can track users under a proposal presented by the European Union executive on Tuesday which could hurt companies reliant on advertising. The web companies would have to guarantee the confidentiality of their customers’ conversations and get […]

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Security and privacy threats will drive new Big Data rules in Europe

Security and privacy threats will drive new Big Data rules in Europe

Written by on December 20, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Additional rules may be needed to monitor growth in Big Data, or collection of high volumes of information, which could pose security, privacy and accountability risks, European Union regulators said on Monday. Entire business sectors are being reshaped by building on data analytics and Big Data has the capability to transform the […]

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Why would you expose yourself on social media or buy an Amazon Echo?

Why would you expose yourself on social media or buy an Amazon Echo?

Written by on November 28, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Okay, I’ll admit it, social media has me baffled.  Try as I might to understand its incredible popularity and all the benefits it supposedly brings, I still don’t quite get why it’s so popular.  Please don’t tell me it’s an age thing because my kids have trouble explaining it to me as well. All I […]

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What should operators do about double standards in the privacy debate?

What should operators do about double standards in the privacy debate?

Written by on November 25, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Privacy is becoming one of the most important issues of our time. So far companies like Facebook and Google have got away with using ‘customer’ data to make money from their real customers, the advertisers. Soon, though, this tide will turn. If these companies believe for a second that the next generation of customer will […]

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Do we need a pause from all this headlong progress?

Do we need a pause from all this headlong progress?

Written by on November 14, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is not just the election of Donald Trump that gives us pause for thought (and a variety of other emotions – see Facebook for most of them). There seem to be a host of other issues that have emerged recently which add to the need to stop and reflect. Top of the list must […]

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