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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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Privacy wars, a twist: Bose sued for the headphones that listen

Privacy wars, a twist: Bose sued for the headphones that listen

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

(Reuters) – Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged. The complaint filed on Tuesday by Kyle Zak in federal court in Chicago seeks an injunction […]

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Privacy: court rejects Facebook challenge to 381 search warrants

Privacy: court rejects Facebook challenge to 381 search warrants

Written by on April 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state’s highest court on Tuesday rejected Facebook Inc’s challenge to 381 search warrants to uncover suspected widespread Social Security disability fraud by its customers. By a 5-1 vote, the Court of Appeals said it lacked jurisdiction to hear Facebook’s appeal over warrants obtained by the office of Manhattan District […]

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Privacy wars – US ISPs say they won’t sell customer browsing data

Privacy wars – US ISPs say they won’t sell customer browsing data

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Comcast Corp, Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc said Friday they would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules. The bill would repeal regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under former President Barack Obama requiring […]

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Want your privacy back? Why not install those old VPNs?

Want your privacy back? Why not install those old VPNs?

Written by on March 29, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs cloak a customer’s web-surfing history by making an encrypted connection to a private server, which then searches the Web […]

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The UK’s Rudd reopens encryption debate after London attack

The UK’s Rudd reopens encryption debate after London attack

Written by on March 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a “secret place for terrorists to communicate” using encrypted messages, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday. Local media have reported that British-born Khalid Masood sent an encrypted message moments before killing four people last week by ploughing […]

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