Privacy

Hot Job Alert: Anything With ‘Privacy’ In the Title (Fortune)

Wanted: privacy software engineers, privacy officers, and privacy attorneys. In fact, anything with “privacy” in the title will do. Data privacy workers have become hot commodi... More

The Value of Valuing Data and Privacy (Decipher)

To help people understand the scope of the data breach and privacy problem, researchers are beginning to look at it through the lens of economics.... More

Data Security is a Major Issue in GDPR Compliance (ZDNet)

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation sent organizations across Europe into a tailspin over their data storage and privacy procedures, and months on, only 59 percent of compa... More

Privacy and Cybersecurity are Converging (HBR)

Privacy and security are converging, thanks to the rise of big data and machine learning. What was once an abstract concept designed to protect expectations about our own data is n... More

Data Privacy vs. Data Protection: Understanding the Distinction in Defending Your Data (Forbes)

Despite the frequency of data breaches and their accompanying publicity, not many people actually understand the key concepts concerned with data storage, such as the difference be... More

The California Privacy Wave is Coming – Are You Ready? (SAS Blog)

With California’s population at an estimated 40 million people, it's hard to think of many companies that won’t be impacted by this law.... More

Data Privacy Must Evolve Beyond Confidentiality (Security Intelligence)

Most security systems today are built with data confidentiality in mind. This is a crucial exercise, but confidentiality only makes up for one dimension of data privacy. Because of... More

GDPR Six Months On: Is It Working? (Verdict)

Yesterday marked six months since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation came into force. Since the 25 May, there have been a number of high-profile data breaches that have ... More

Top 5 Ways to Pick a Secure Password (TechRepublic)

Oh, passwords. Someday somebody will save us from them. Until that heady day, we still need them and we need to choose ones that are really hard to guess. Even if you have two-fact... More

Is Data Privacy Set to Become a Basic Human Right? (TechWire Asia)

Regulators and technology companies across the world have been going back and forth about whether or not data privacy should be a basic human right — and for good reason. In the ... More

Apple’s Tim Cook Warns Silicon Valley it Would be ‘Destructive’ to Block Strong Privacy Laws (CNBC)

Apple is calling for the introduction of a "comprehensive federal privacy law" in the United States. "Good policy and political will can come together and protect the rights of eve... More

Breaking Through the Privacy Illusion with Blockchain (Digitally Cognizant Blog)

What is modern-day privacy? With the extent of information sharing and connectivity prevalent today, the definition of what needs to be protected, at what level and from whom, seem... More

A Solution to Unreadable Online User Agreements (WSJ)

Accept. Agree. Submit. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve clicked on buttons like these, agreeing to online terms of service that I haven’t actually reviewed. I’m hardl... More

Apple’s Tim Cook: ‘Don’t Believe’ Tech Companies That Say They Need Your Data (CNBC)

Cook's company has long taken a distinctive approach to privacy and continues to roll out new hardware that makes it more difficult for external bodies (and Apple itself) to access... More

Safari, Firefox Browser to Block User Data Tracking with New Security Add-Ons (HackRead)

Apple has been trying hard to improve the security mechanisms of its hardware and software products. The addition of new privacy features in Safari browser is yet another attempt t... More

Salesforce Research: Yep, Consumers are Worried About Their Data (TechCrunch)

Recent headlines at TechCrunch and elsewhere have been filled with news about data breaches, data misuse and other data-related scandals. But has that actually affected how consume... More

Now Hackers Can Spy on You by Listening to Your Screen (Forbes)

By now you're probably well aware that hackers have the ability to hijack webcams like the one in your computer. With the right malware and a little luck, they can take control and... More

Apple Will Require All Apps to Have a Privacy Policy as of Oct. 3 (TechCrunch)

Apple is cracking down on apps that don’t communicate to users how their personal data is used, secured or shared. In an announcement posted to developers through the App Store C... More

The Home of the Future is a Security Challenge (The Verge)

With great automation comes great responsibility. You may love your smart thermostat and door lock, but as long as they’re on the open network, they’re targets for all manner o... More

Password Management Remains an Issue – What’s Next? (Security Intelligence)

Too many people are lazy when it comes to password management — this should be no surprise to most of us. Since the dawn of digital authentication, users have been known to recyc... More