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US Ross says Privacy Shield intact, no changes needed

US Ross says Privacy Shield intact, no changes needed

Written by on March 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross gave no indication of any plans to change U.S. privacy protections underpinning a pact enabling billions of dollars of data flows during a meeting with the EU digital chief, a source said on Friday. U.S. President Trump’s administration has stoked concerns in Brussels that it may […]

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News highlights – 8 March

News highlights – 8 March

Written by on March 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 8 March Privacy wars – Republicans want to repeal Obama scrutiny rules WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Congress are moving to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration in October that would have subjected internet service providers to stricter scrutiny than websites to protect customers’ private data. Read more… China opposes […]

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Consumer Reports to consider cyber security and privacy safeguards when scoring products

Consumer Reports to consider cyber security and privacy safeguards when scoring products

Written by on March 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Consumer Reports, an influential U.S. non-profit group that conducts extensive reviews of cars, kitchen appliances and other goods, is gearing up to start considering cyber security and privacy safeguards when scoring products. The group, which issues scores that rank products it reviews, said on Monday it had collaborated with several outside organizations to […]

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At MWC, Telefonica gives a boost to privacy advocates

At MWC, Telefonica gives a boost to privacy advocates

Written by on February 27, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

We have been saying for a couple of years now that privacy leads to trust and trust is an important asset for operators. Be the ones who give control of data back to customers and that is a very brave and effective differentiator. Telefonica has announced it will be doing just that. Dubbed the ‘fourth platform’ […]

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Telefonica differentiates with 4th Platform, where customers control their data

Telefonica differentiates with 4th Platform, where customers control their data

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

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica announced a new strategy on Sunday promising to give customers back control of their own data with the help of a new digital personal assistant. The so-called “fourth platform” comes after Telefonica faced questions about its growth strategy last year following a dividend cut and asset disposals […]

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San Diego to be covered in sensors – smart city, or Big Brother?

San Diego to be covered in sensors – smart city, or Big Brother?

Written by on February 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SEATTLE (Reuters) – General Electric will put cameras, microphones and sensors on 3,200 street lights in San Diego this year, marking the first large-scale use of “smart city” tools GE says can help monitor traffic and pinpoint crime, but raising potential privacy concerns. Based on technology from GE’s Current division, Intel Corp and AT&T Inc, […]

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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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