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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Your Weekly Recommendations Saturday, February 25, 2017
 
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Fair Use as Consumer Protection
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Kerry Sheehan
FCC Chairman Goes After His Predecessor's Internet Privacy Rules
NPR • Alina Selyukh
Copyright Law Versus Internet Culture
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Kit Walsh
Cryptographers Demonstrate Collision in Popular SHA-1 Algorithm
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Bill Budington
Law Professors Address RCEP Negotiators on Copyright
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Jeremy Malcolm
Fair Use: Journalism Can’t Succeed Without It
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Elliot Harmon
Shadow Regulation Withers In The Sunlight
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Mitch Stoltz
Opinion: Will Trump sink Privacy Shield?
Christian Science Monitor • Melanie Teplinsky
How to Understand What Info Mobile Apps Are Collecting About You
Slate • Lisa Gutermuth
Your privacy: Verizon's takeover of Yahoo is all about user data
Los Angeles Times • David Lazarus
 
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Data Privacy, Microsoft Corp
Fair Use as Consumer Protection
Electronic Frontier FoundationKerry Sheehan
Talking about fair use often means talking about your right to re-use existing copyrighted works in the process of making something new - to make remixes and documentaries, parodies, or even to build novel Internet search tools. But now that copyright-protected software...
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Data Privacy, NPR
FCC Chairman Goes After His Predecessor's Internet Privacy Rules
NPRAlina Selyukh
The new telecom chief is moving to halt one part of the sweeping rules for Internet service providers, which were passed last year in part based on "net neutrality" regulations.
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Copyright, Data Privacy
Copyright Law Versus Internet Culture
Electronic Frontier FoundationKit Walsh
Throughout human history, culture has been made by people telling one another stories, building on what has come before, and making it their own. Every generation, every storyteller puts their own spin on old tales to reflect their own values and changing...
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Computer Science, Data Privacy
Cryptographers Demonstrate Collision in Popular SHA-1 Algorithm
Electronic Frontier FoundationBill Budington
On February 23rd, a joint team from the CWI Amsterdam and Google announced that they had generated the first ever collision in the SHA-1 cryptographic hashing algorithm. SHA-1 has long been considered theoretically insecure by cryptanalysts due to weaknesses in the algorithm...
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Data Privacy
Law Professors Address RCEP Negotiators on Copyright
Electronic Frontier FoundationJeremy Malcolm
Next week the latest round of secret negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) kicks off in Kobe, Japan. Once the shy younger sibling of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the recent death of the TPP has thrust RCEP further into the...
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Copyright, Data Privacy
Fair Use: Journalism Can’t Succeed Without It
Electronic Frontier FoundationElliot Harmon
The idea that you don’t need a subject’s permission to report on them is fundamental to a free press. If a powerful or influential person, or company, could veto any coverage they don’t like, or make sure any embarrassing or incriminating statements...
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Data Privacy
Shadow Regulation Withers In The Sunlight
Electronic Frontier FoundationMitch Stoltz
Dot-Org Registry Suspends Secretive Copyright-Policing Plan Yesterday, the group that runs the .org top-level domain announced that they will suspend their plans to create a new, private, problematic copyright enforcement system. That’s welcome news for tens of millions of nonprofits, charities, businesses,...
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Barack Obama, Data Privacy
Opinion: Will Trump sink Privacy Shield?
Christian Science MonitorMelanie Teplinsky
, an agreement that protects European citizens’ privacy when their personal data is transferred stateside. The agreement is already on shaky ground with two legal challenges pending in European Courts. Now, with Mr. Trump seemingly poised to undo Obama administration reforms curtailing...
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Data Privacy, Facebook Inc
How to Understand What Info Mobile Apps Are Collecting About You
SlateLisa Gutermuth
Photo illustration by . Photo by Diego Cervo/Thinkstock. There’s an old truism that’s popular among privacy advocates: “If you’re not paying, you’re the product.” Your age, interests, purchasing habits, frequented locations, health, and social map are all valuable pieces of information that...
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Data Privacy, Yahoo! Inc
Your privacy: Verizon's takeover of Yahoo is all about user data
Los Angeles TimesDavid Lazarus
Verizon Communications and Yahoo have come to terms on the telecom giant’s takeover of the seen-better-days Internet company. Now, millions of Yahoo users have something else to consider: Verizon’s aggressive use of customer information. Put simply, if you think Yahoo played fast...
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