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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"FREE from Chains!": Eskinder Nega is Released from Jail
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Danny O'Brien
New National Academy of Sciences Report on Encryption Asks the Wrong Questions
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Andrew Crocker
EFF and MuckRock Are Filing a Thousand Public Records Requests About ALPR Data Sharing
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Dave Maass
Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine up to $125 million
Reuters
Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules Nourish U.S. Privacy Tech Sector
Xconomy • Bernadette Tansey
Federal Judge Says Embedding a Tweet Can Be Copyright Infringement
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Daniel Nazer
The False Teeth of Chrome's Ad Filter
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Alan Toner
Customs and Border Protection's Biometric Data Snooping Goes Too Far
Electronic Frontier Foundation • India Mckinney
Trump Sympathy for Florida Shooting Victims
WNYC
Data Security Needs National Standards, Panelists Tell House Subcommittee
PYMNTS.com • Pymnts
 
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Data Privacy
"FREE from Chains!": Eskinder Nega is Released from Jail
Electronic Frontier FoundationDanny O'Brien
Eskinder Nega, one of Ethiopia's most prominent online writers, winner of the Golden Pen of Freedom in 2014, the International Press Institute's World Press Freedom Hero for 2017, and PEN International's 2012 Freedom to Write Award, has been finally set free. Eskinder...
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Data Privacy
New National Academy of Sciences Report on Encryption Asks the Wrong Questions
Electronic Frontier FoundationAndrew Crocker
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released a much-anticipated report yesterday that attempts to influence the encryption debate by proposing a “framework for decisionmakers.” At best, the report is unhelpful. At worst, its framing makes the task of defending encryption harder. The...
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Data Privacy
EFF and MuckRock Are Filing a Thousand Public Records Requests About ALPR Data Sharing
Electronic Frontier FoundationDave Maass
EFF and MuckRock have a launched a new public records campaign to reveal how much data law enforcement agencies have collected using automated license plate readers (ALPRs) and are sharing with each other. Over the next few weeks, the two organizations are...
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Data Privacy, Digital Media
Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine up to $125 million
Reuters
BRUSSELS () - A Belgian court threatened Facebook (FB.O) on Friday with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third-party websites. In a case brought by Belgium’s privacy...
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Data Privacy
Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules Nourish U.S. Privacy Tech Sector
XconomyBernadette Tansey
Take a look at this blurb for a session about data privacy at the upcoming RSA conference on cybersecurity. It sounds a polite warning: “The importance of privacy is often alluded to in generalized, value-laden terms that, while sincere, don’t necessarily help...
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Copyright, Data Privacy
Federal Judge Says Embedding a Tweet Can Be Copyright Infringement
Electronic Frontier FoundationDaniel Nazer
Rejecting years of settled precedent, a federal court in New York has ruled [PDF] that you could infringe copyright simply by embedding a tweet in a web page. Even worse, the logic of the ruling applies to all in-line linking, not just...
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Advertising Industry, AppNexus
The False Teeth of Chrome's Ad Filter
Electronic Frontier FoundationAlan Toner
Today Google launched a new version of its Chrome browser with what they call an "ad filter"—which means that it sometimes blocks ads but is not an "ad blocker." EFF welcomes the elimination of the worst ad formats. But Google's approach here...
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Data Privacy, Homeland Security
Customs and Border Protection's Biometric Data Snooping Goes Too Far
Electronic Frontier FoundationIndia Mckinney
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Privacy Office, and Office of Field Operations recently invited privacy stakeholders—including EFF and the ACLU of Northern California—to participate in a briefing and update on how the CBP is implementing...
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BBC America, Data Privacy
Trump Sympathy for Florida Shooting Victims
WNYC
Cookies on the BBC website The BBC has updated its cookie policy. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites if you visit a page which...
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Data Privacy, Law
Data Security Needs National Standards, Panelists Tell House Subcommittee
PYMNTS.comPymnts
In the wake of breaches that have compromised the data of millions of Americans and companies as far-flung as Equifax and Uber, industry observers and participants told a House subcommittee on Wednesday that data security should be standardized at a national level....
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