Data Privacy News

New technologies are constantly changing the issue of data privacy. These changes range from the small and incremental to those which make old ideas and rules obsolete. It has therefore never been more important to stay up-to-date with data privacy news, which is why we created this tailored email digest. This applies to everyone who uses the internet, as the issue of data privacy affects all. The topic includes considerations of the type and nature of personal data that individuals believe should be private. It also covers the way companies, governments and other organizations access and store that data. And it covers the laws that govern the whole topic. It is rarely out of the news with things like whistleblowers being accused of leaking state secrets; to security breaches at leading companies resulting in compromised customer information; to policy debates as to how long personal data can be stored. To stay informed about all of these issues get the Wiser data privacy news email today. Once signed up you will receive a free daily email featuring the latest and most important data privacy news and information from around the web.

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Google Will Survive SESTA. Your Startup Might Not.
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Elliot
A Guide to Common Types of Two-Factor Authentication on the Web
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Gennie
China: all your WeChat data are belong to us!
The Next Web • Inés Casserly
Facebook’s Privacy Hokey-Pokey
Fortune Magazine • Marc Rotenberg
Silicon Valley Should Just Say No to Saudi
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Jillian
The European Union Is Preparing to Get Tough on Data Protection
Skift • Patrick Whyte, Skift
Privacy commissioner aims to start more investigations rather than wait for complaints
CBC Radio-Canada • Matthew Braga
Appeals Court Rules Against Warrantless Cell-site Simulator Surveillance
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Dm
Conversations with Ma
The New Yorker • Julia Wertz
Appeals Court Limits Ability of Patent Trolls to File Suit in Far-Flung Districts
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Vera
 
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Data Privacy
Google Will Survive SESTA. Your Startup Might Not.
Electronic Frontier FoundationElliot
There was a shocking moment in this week’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). Prof. Eric Goldman had just pointed out that members of Congress should consider how the bill might affect hundreds of small Internet...
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Data Privacy, Mobile Phones
A Guide to Common Types of Two-Factor Authentication on the Web
Electronic Frontier FoundationGennie
Two-factor authentication (or 2FA) is one of the biggest-bang-for-your-buck ways to improve the security of your online accounts. Luckily, it's becoming much more common across the web. With often just a few clicks in a given account's settings, 2FA adds an extra...
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Data Privacy, Technology Industry
China: all your WeChat data are belong to us!
The Next WebInés Casserly
Surprise, surprise: it has been confirmed that WeChat gives your personal data to the Chinese government. The company recently updated its privacy statement declaring: “We may be required to retain, preserve or disclose your Personal Information for a longer period of time:...
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Data Privacy, Elections & Polls
Facebook’s Privacy Hokey-Pokey
Fortune MagazineMarc Rotenberg
Facebook moves fast on Internet privacy issues. Less than a week after the company was in California opposing a law to protect online privacy, Facebook was in Washington saying it could not reveal information about Russian interference with the election because of...
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Data Privacy, Freedom of Speech
Silicon Valley Should Just Say No to Saudi
Electronic Frontier FoundationJillian
American companies face a difficult tradeoff when dealing with government requests, but they should just say no to Saudi Arabia, which is using social media companies to do its dirty work in censoring Qatari media. Over the past few weeks, both Medium...
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Accommodations & Lodging, Cloud Computing Services
The European Union Is Preparing to Get Tough on Data Protection
SkiftPatrick Whyte, Skift
Few regulators have been as happy to take on corporate interests as the European Union in recent years What has been most remarkable is the willingness of European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager to tackle companies from across the Atlantic with the...
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Data Privacy
Privacy commissioner aims to start more investigations rather than wait for complaints
CBC Radio-CanadaMatthew Braga
Matthew Braga is the senior technology reporter for CBC News. He was previously the Canadian editor of Motherboard, Vice Media's science and technology website, and a business and technology reporter for the Financial Post. Email: matthew.braga@cbc.ca For years, Canada's privacy commissioners have...
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Data Privacy, Mobile Phones
Appeals Court Rules Against Warrantless Cell-site Simulator Surveillance
Electronic Frontier FoundationDm
Law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C. violated the Fourth Amendment when they used a cell site simulator to locate a suspect without a warrant, a D.C. appeals court ruled on Thursday. The court thus found that the resulting evidence should have been...
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Copyright, Data Privacy
Conversations with Ma
The New YorkerJulia Wertz
Zach Woods and Abbi Jacobson, stars of "The Lego Ninjago Movie,” tackle ’s cartoon-caption contest. “Douglas Howser, M.D.”: The adventures of a forty-six-year-old doctor. Plus, many more old favorites! By Brian Boone Sep. 21, 2017 An important update from the company’s top-notch...
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Data Privacy, Patent Troll
Appeals Court Limits Ability of Patent Trolls to File Suit in Far-Flung Districts
Electronic Frontier FoundationVera
In a closely watched case, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued an order that should see many more patent cases leaving the Eastern District of Texas. The order in In re Cray, together with the Supreme Court’s recent...
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