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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WhatsApp says users must be 16 or older to access the app in Europe
The Verge • Shannon Liao
Twitter announces updated privacy policy ahead of new EU laws
The Hill • Olivia Beavers
How Looming Privacy Regulations May Strengthen Facebook and Google
The New York Times • Adam Satariano, Daisuke Wakabayashi
GDPR: A Cost vs. Benefit Analysis
InformationWeek • Bigid, Ceo, Co-Founder, Dimitri Sirota
A Match.com glitch reactivated a bunch of old profiles, raising concerns about user data
The Verge • Lizzie Plaugic
Medical research needs big data – Tessa Jowell gets the ball rolling | Sonia Sodha
The Guardian • Sonia Sodha
Arron Banks, the insurers and my strange data trail
The Guardian • Carole Cadwalladr
GDPR: Are you ready for the EU's huge data privacy shake-up?
BBC • Clive Coleman
Oath’s new privacy policy allows it to scan your Yahoo and AOL mail for targeted advertising
The Verge • Andrew Liptak
Govt looks to keep tabs on tech giants with data centres in India
The Economic Times of India • Surabhi Agarwal
 
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Data Privacy, Technology Industry
WhatsApp says users must be 16 or older to access the app in Europe
The VergeShannon Liao
WhatsApp is banning anyone under 16 years old from using its app in Europe. It’s raising the age limit by three years just as the European data privacy rules start kicking in on May 25th, as spotted by Reuters. When users in...
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Data Privacy, Politics & Policy
Twitter announces updated privacy policy ahead of new EU laws
The HillOlivia Beavers
Twitter is updating its privacy policy in a move to be more transparent with users, ahead of new regulatory guidelines on European data privacy laws, which go into effect next month. The company says the update will better inform users about how...
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Data Privacy, Facebook Inc
How Looming Privacy Regulations May Strengthen Facebook and Google
The New York TimesAdam Satariano, Daisuke Wakabayashi
Image SAN FRANCISCO — In Europe and the United States, the conventional wisdom is that regulation is needed to force Silicon Valley’s digital giants to respect people’s online privacy. But new rules may instead serve to strengthen Facebook’s and Google’s hegemony and...
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Big Data, Cloud Computing Services
GDPR: A Cost vs. Benefit Analysis
InformationWeekBigid, Ceo, Co-Founder, Dimitri Sirota
It's a mistake for companies to view compliance with GDPR as just a financial burden. There are real benefits to be had in understanding and protecting customer data. Complying with GDPR can be a perceived burden for businesses – and understandably so,...
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Data Privacy, Technology Industry
A Match.com glitch reactivated a bunch of old profiles, raising concerns about user data
The VergeLizzie Plaugic
On a recent Sunday, creative director Jason Debiak was having breakfast with his family in New Jersey, when something strange happened. “I was having an adorable breakfast with my family, my 2-year-old daughter and my wife,” he says. “Something came up [on...
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Big Data, Cancer
Medical research needs big data – Tessa Jowell gets the ball rolling | Sonia Sodha
The GuardianSonia Sodha
Half of us born after 1960 will be told we have cancer at some point in our lives. Virtually no one will go through life untouched by the disease, whether as a sufferer, a survivor or supporter. So every year, millions of...
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Data Privacy, Technology Industry
Arron Banks, the insurers and my strange data trail
The GuardianCarole Cadwalladr
If a 29-year-old Peugeot 309 is the answer, it’s fair to wonder: what on earth is the question? In fact, I had no idea about either the question or the answer when I submitted a “subject access request” to Eldon Insurance Services...
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Data Privacy, Finance
GDPR: Are you ready for the EU's huge data privacy shake-up?
BBCClive Coleman
Mark Taylor's account was one of 20,000 at Tesco Bank plundered by hackers who broke through its online security systems in 2016. "I felt physically ill," he says. "£2,400 for me is an awful lot of money." Tesco refunded the money to...
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AOL Inc, Data Privacy
Oath’s new privacy policy allows it to scan your Yahoo and AOL mail for targeted advertising
The VergeAndrew Liptak
This month, Oath updated its privacy policies, which grants the company the right to scan your AOL and Yahoo email for the purposes of tailoring ads for users Verizon acquired Yahoo in 2016, and brought AOL and Yahoo together under an unfortunately...
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Big Data, Data Privacy
Govt looks to keep tabs on tech giants with data centres in India
The Economic Times of IndiaSurabhi Agarwal
New Delhi: The government is weighing plans to make it mandatory for Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants to store the information they have on Indian users locally, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s thinking and proposals being considered by...
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