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Q&A: How companies can prepare for new privacy regulations Special

A data analytics and privacy expert explains to Digital Journal readers about how companies can prepare for new privacy regulations under the impending CCPA deadline.

Guidance for businesses concerned privacy regulations Special

HITRUST has announced that it is providing a basis for a CCPA assessment by adding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) 1798 privacy controls to a new release of its information risk and compliance framework. Anne Kimbol explains more.

From cyberattacks to privacy issues: Top predictions for 2020 Special

From risks around cloud misconfiguration, to new and emerging threats by hackers, 2020 poses some real dangers to businesses. Chris DeRamus, CTO and co-founder, DivvyCloud provides an insight as to the challenges that next year presents.

Q&A: How to future-proof your privacy policy Special

Organizations must begin to view regulatory compliance as a floor for security rather than a ceiling, focusing on protecting customer data instead of just addressing the requirements demanded by regulations, according to Jacob Serpa of Bitglass.

Q&A: Tech CEOs are asking Congress for Federal Data Privacy Law Special

Recently 51 tech CEOs sent an open letter to Congress asking for a federal data privacy law, signalling that companies do not want a patchwork of regulations. What might this federal law look like? Chris Hertz of DivvyCloud takes a look.

Californian businesses will pay $55 billion for data privacy law

A new regulatory impact analysis on the impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) estimates the initial costs for state business compliance with the new data privacy law to be $55 billion.

Major databreach exposes data on most of Ecuador's citizens Special

An Elasticsearch server has leaked personal data on almost all of Ecuador's citizens, including their family trees, and children, plus some financial records and car registration information. Anurag Kahol of Bitglass assesses the situation.

First international standard for data privacy published

The first international standard aimed at tackling privacy information management head on has been published by the International Standards Organization (ISO). The standard addresses the privacy issues relating to a connected world.

How Vancouver Coastal Health left patient data vulnerable Special

Vancouver - A nonprofit privacy advocacy group called Open Privacy Research Society discovered that the sensitive medical information of patients being admitted to certain hospitals across the Greater Vancouver Area. Eve Maler of ForgeRock explains more.

DMVs found to be selling driver data to 1000s of companies Special

Departments of Motor Vehicles in various U.S. states are selling drivers' personal information to businesses. Some sales are pre-approved, but in some cases data has been sold to more nefarious businesses as well. Eve Maler provides some insight.

400 mn Facebook users' phone numbers exposed in privacy lapse: reports

Washington - Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were listed online in the latest privacy lapse for the social media giant, US media reported Wednesday.

Google to pay out $150-200m over YouTube privacy claims: reports

Washington - Google will pay $150-200 million to settle allegations YouTube violated a children's privacy law while gathering data to better target its adverts, US media reports said Friday.

Facebook opens cafés to encourage privacy checks with your coffee

London - Facebook has announced the opening of five Privacy Cafes, which have been established to help users navigate privacy settings while enjoying a free drink. Facebook is attempting to show it cares about protecting user data, but not all are convinced.

US slaps $5 bn fine on Facebook, tightens privacy oversight

Washington - US regulators on Wednesday slapped Facebook with a record $5 billion fine for data protection violations in a wide-ranging settlement that calls for revamping privacy controls and oversight at the social network.

US slaps $5 bn fine, curbs on Facebook in privacy probe

Washington - US regulators on Wednesday slapped a record $5 billion fine on Facebook for privacy violations in a settlement requiring the world's biggest social network to "submit to new restrictions and a modified corporate structure.

US senator calls for investigation into Russia-made FaceApp

New York - The chart-topping Russian-made FaceApp, which allows users to see how they will look as they age, found itself in the eye of a political storm in the US Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation into its "national security and privacy ris...

US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp

New York - Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation.

Google launches review after leak of audio conversations

San Francisco - Google said it was conducting an internal review after it discovered confidential audio had been leaked by a contractor of private conversations with its digital assistant.

Steve Wozniak: 'Figure out a way to get off Facebook'

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak advised that most people "find a way to get off Facebook" when speaking with TMZ. He said he quit the site last year.

Amid privacy firestorm, Facebook curbs research tool

Washington - Facebook has curbed access to a controversial feature allowing searches of the vast content within the social network -- a tool which raised privacy concerns but was also used for research and investigative journalism.

Q&A: Scramble is on: Ensuring compliance with CCPA Special

California companies are struggling to prepare for the impending implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). To address this, new ways of workting are needed, says Tom Pendergast of the company MediaPRO.

Secretive British billionaire Barclay sues over French play

Caen - A court in northern France on Monday was to begin hearing a case brought by one of the secretive Barclay brothers, who own the Daily Telegraph and the Ritz Hotel, claiming he was defamed in a play by a French writer.

Mozilla: Why we need to protect our digital privacy

Growing movements to protect digital privacy, build more responsible artificial intelligence, and rein in the power of the eight big tech companies are cited as the most positive developments for a healthier Internet in a new report from Mozilla.

U.K. plans social media watchdog to assess harmful content

London - The British government has outlined plans to increase protection for vulnerable people online. The proposed laws emphasize the need for technology and media companies to take action.

Facebook was clobbered by a landmark EU ruling

Facebook has been clobbered with a landmark ruling in Germany that could mean huge changes to the way it collects data for 32 million users in the country.

Safer Internet Day prompts smart online choices

This year’s Safer Internet Day forces us to recognize that, for all the wonderful things the internet has brought to humanity, our safety online is not as secure as it could be.

Beware: Security risks from cheap IoT devices

There’s been an expansion of IoT devices in the past year or so, and some of these are better than others. If you throw your unreliable IoT device away be careful as there are security risks from eavesdropping gadgets.

Washington DC is taking legal action over Cambridge Analytica

The DC attorney general has launched a lawsuit against Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The California social networking giant has been accused of misleading users and failing to protect their data.

The 7 biggest revelations from the huge trove of Facebook emails

The UK Parliament published a trove of top-secret Facebook executive emails on Wednesday. Read the key takeaways from the documents below.

Healthcare leaks more of your data than hackers

Each week, it seems, a data breach news item hits the news. What might come as a surprise is that the biggest source of data leaks is not from hackers, but from healthcare providers, mostly due to unsecure systems.
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Author JK Rowling testifies to the Leveson Inquiry, November 24, 2011.
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