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The recent $575,000 settlement with EmblemHealth signals a push from AG Schneiderman "for stronger security laws and hold[ing] businesses accountable for protecting their customers' personal data." Noting New York's "weak and outdated" security laws, AG Scheiderman used the settlement to urge for ...
Based on the law's current landscape, it is difficult for companies to confirm without doubt whether a specific kind of information is PII, especially with respect to types of consumer data that have not yet been at issue in a litigation. Having a full understanding of the laws (both the VPPA and VCPA) and ...

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services made a significant change to the nation's health care privacy law by finalizing the omnibus rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The new rules expanded coverage of HIPAA to include business associates of ...
Most businesses have already invested in traditional IT security detection systems and firewalls, but the number of organizations that feel that this is just not enough is increasing. They are looking for more means for protecting their sensitive data because it's essential nowadays. Protecting data by external ...
Privacy Protection Mode – Open, untrusted, and unknown Wi-Fi hotspots are secured and protected with one-tap encryption, tracker blocking and a DNS (Domain Name System) masking service. These three features also offer privacy benefits on mobile networks, which enables Samsung Max to offer ...
Samsung on Friday released an Android app that is designed to offer mobile data savings and privacy management. Called Samsung Max, the new app is designed by Samsung R&D Institute India and is available for free download on Google Play and Galaxy App store for select Galaxy devices.

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -. The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri is announcing new measures to protect the information of previous job applicants, employees, and hospital patients. Unattended files stored old records was discovered after being moved from one office to a ...
U.S. law enforcement agencies are implementing facial recognition with little in the way of oversight or privacy protections, which could lead to faulty systems, the implication of innocent people in crimes, and negative outcomes for people of color, according to a report released by the Electronic Frontier ...
Even in small ways, Onavo doesn't seem to prioritize user privacy protection. The company's website, for example, currently doesn't have an active SSL certificate, meaning no HTTPS encryption for users browsing the site. "I just don't get how a service being essentially repackaged by a multibillion dollar ...
Information Technology professionals have stressed the need for all stakeholders in the industry to begin the process of drafting a comprehensive data privacy and protection law in Nigeria. Speaking at a public lecture in Lagos in commemoration of the Data Privacy Day, they noted that the proposed law ...
The Children Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2017 (VIC) proposes measures to enable new connections between services or organisations who work with children. The Bill will significantly impact the lives of children and families, as well as create obligations that all agencies and service ...
Facebook recently advised that I have celebrated my 10 year anniversary with them – longer than my actual wedding anniversary! For most, social media, such as Facebook is a means to sharing events, photographs, opinions, and information on life events. However, should there be an expectation that ...
Christian Wulff, a former German Federal President who resigned in February 2012, caught the attention of the public in May 2015 with his announcement that he was back together with his ex-wife Bettina Wulff. Following this, the press published a photograph of him pushing a cart at the parking lot of a ...
FAIRBANKS — Assemblyman Aaron Lojewski has sponsored an ordinance providing residents more privacy of their personal information. He hopes the measure will increase public testimony on affairs of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Under Ordinance 2018-10, residents would no longer be required ...
The Illinois Attorney General (AG) issued a binding opinion under the state's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), holding that residents' names are not exempt as "private information" under FOIA. The AG did not address how its opinion empowers requesters to use FOIA to find out an individual's home ...
Seounghoon claimed the company has been committed to the creation of inclusive means of privacy protection and data saving services for all of the devices. As a result, they are now introducing Samsung Max to the mid-range devices as an inclusive and unique service which sets the devices apart from ...
Samsung on Friday released an Android app that is designed to offer mobile data savings and privacy management. Called Samsung Max, the new app is designed by Samsung R&D Institute India and is available for free download on Google Play and Galaxy App store for select Galaxy devices.

Samsung Max supports the latest iteration of Samsung's unique and easy-to-use features, 'Data Saving Mode' and 'Privacy Protection.' Samsung Max is replacing Opera Max – one of the largest mobile virtual private networks (VPNs) in the world – and now, its two key features are accessible to millions of ...
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -. The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri is announcing new measures to protect the information of previous job applicants, employees, and hospital patients. Unattended files stored old records was discovered after being moved from one office to a ...
Markey aimed to help solve a niche issue in 1998 when he authored the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which along with its accompanying FTC regulations established federal law that protects the privacy of children using the internet. It's a battle Markey's been waging ever since.
Even in small ways, Onavo doesn't seem to prioritize user privacy protection. The company's website, for example, currently doesn't have an active SSL certificate, meaning no HTTPS encryption for users browsing the site. "I just don't get how a service being essentially repackaged by a multibillion dollar ...
Information Technology professionals have stressed the need for all stakeholders in the industry to begin the process of drafting a comprehensive data privacy and protection law in Nigeria. Speaking at a public lecture in Lagos in commemoration of the Data Privacy Day, they noted that the proposed law ...
... over the personal information companies collect online from your kids under 13. This includes your child's name, address, phone number, email address, and, in some instances, information the companies can use to track your child's online activities. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) ...
Facebook to give users tips on protection of privacy. On January 31, 2018 12:42 amIn Technology by Nwafor PolycarpComments. By Emmanuel Elebeke. Ahead of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming up in May 2018, popular free social networking website, Facebook has announced ...
Asking for information about privacy-protection (not including identity management and data-protection) startups in Israel raises some eyebrows. ''Israel has privacy-protection startups??”someone asked. Can a country so strong in cybersecurity also sprout cyberprivacy? “Is that even a thing”? Someone ...
January 13, 2018 – Web host and data center provider Web Werks India PVT Ltd. (Web Werks) has announced the launch of 'Data Privacy Protection' (DPP) – a new offering that provides customers with “security, compliance and data privacy protection benefits”. Web Werks is an Indian company with ...
(THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018) — Today the House of Representatives passed the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017, by a vote of 256 to 167. The bill would reauthorize Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. The House also rejected an amendment offered by Congressman Amash (R-Mich.) ...
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has reprimanded three of the country's leading technology firms over poor privacy protections, reports Reuters. The regulator said Alibaba Group Holding Ltd payment affiliate Ant Financial, search firm Baidu and Beijing Bytedance Technology, ...
IHS: AI, privacy protection to lead video surveillance trends in 2018. SIW Editorial Staff On Jan 10, 2018. Source: SecurityInfoWatch.com. bigstock Cctv Camera Surveillance Syste 152951471 5a5680ae13085. Seeking to shed light on factors that could shape the video market moving forward, IHS Markit on Wednesday ...
As much of the world has heard, Uber has had a data breach that affected people worldwide. Now, after several demands from a number of levels of Canadian governments, Uber finally disclosed that 815,000 Canadians were affected by this breach, resulting in the Canadian Privacy Commissioner ...
During 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission continued to enforce Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (commonly known as "CASL "), the Canadian government indefinitely suspended the commencement of CASL's private right of action, and a parliamentary committee ...
The Likud asked the Justice Ministry to launch an investigation against Yesh Atid for violation of the state's Protection of Privacy Law through unauthorized use of email addresses. In a letter to the head of the ministry's Privacy Protection Authority, Likud legal adviser Avi Halevi cited a mass email sent earlier ...
Ed Snowden's new personal security app can be a good tool to protect individual privacy in the technological arms race of those seeking privacy and its invaders, but it also has a flip side, says a former MI5 intelligence officer. Last week, the president of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, Edward ...
EELO is supposed to have a major focus on privacy and extreme reliance on open-source apps. An EELO smartphone is also in the pipeline, provided the company's aims start rewarding. We often find someone complaining about data privacy issues on modern smartphones and computers. While it may ...
Aggressive Consumer Privacy Protection Campaign Underway In CA. Advocates are collecting signatures for a measure to hold companies accountable for if a consumer's personal information is compromised. By SoCal Patch, News Partner | Dec 22, 2017 6:40 pm ET ...
Edward “whistelblower” Snowden, currently in exile in Russia has just released a privacy protection app that turns your aging Android smartphone into a spy tool. The app is called Haven: Keep Watch and is still in beta. The purpose behind the app is to give you a “way to protect your personal space and ...
The Ninth Circuit recently became the third federal appellate court to tackle what constitutes “personally identifiable information” protected by the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (“VPPA”). Last year, the First Circuit and the Third Circuit propounded different standards for applying this statute, as they ...
Discussions about "blockchain" technology seem to be everywhere these days, with potential applications spanning industries as diverse as banking, healthcare, real estate, law enforcement, entertainment, and even wine and jewelry sales. Different applications of blockchain present different and unique ...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held in Eichenberger v. ESPN that allegations that the Video Privacy Protection Act was violated are sufficient to establish Article III standing, but that the definition of “personally identifiable information” under the statute should be limited to information that ...
U.S. law enforcement agencies are implementing facial recognition with little in the way of oversight or privacy protections, which could lead to faulty systems, the implication of innocent people in crimes, and negative outcomes for people of color, according to a report released by the Electronic Frontier ...
On December 21, 2017, a three-judge panel of the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois significantly narrowed the ability of plaintiffs to bring a private right of action under Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act ("BIPA" or "Act"). BIPA provides for a private right of action and liquidated damages of ...
Risk assessments are a fundamental part of any organization's risk management process. But many organizations still do not incorporate true risk assessments into their information-security planning, even though doing so makes good business sense and is required by many standards and regulatory ...
Ed Snowden's new personal security app can be a good tool to protect individual privacy in the technological arms race of those seeking privacy and its invaders, but it also has a flip side, says a former MI5 intelligence officer. Last week, the president of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, Edward ...
Aggressive Consumer Privacy Protection Campaign Underway In CA. Advocates are collecting signatures for a measure to hold companies accountable for if a consumer's personal information is compromised. By SoCal Patch, News Partner | Dec 22, 2017 6:40 pm ET ...
Edward “whistelblower” Snowden, currently in exile in Russia has just released a privacy protection app that turns your aging Android smartphone into a spy tool. The app is called Haven: Keep Watch and is still in beta. The purpose behind the app is to give you a “way to protect your personal space and ...
The Ninth Circuit recently became the third federal appellate court to tackle what constitutes “personally identifiable information” protected by the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (“VPPA”). Last year, the First Circuit and the Third Circuit propounded different standards for applying this statute, as they ...
Jeff Brandes wants privacy protection for Echo, Google Home. Mitch Perry December 14, 2017, 1:11 pm December 14, 2017. It's time to deal with privacy in the age of Alexa, Sen. Jeff Brandes says. The St. Petersburg Republican has filed legislation (SB 1256) to protect the expectation of privacy in the use of cell phones ...
The PRC Supreme People's Court (SPC) and Supreme People's Procuratorate have recently issued the Interpretation of Various Issues Concerning Application of Law in Handling Crimes of Infringing upon Citizen's Personal Information. The interpretation clarifies several important issues in bringing ...
The Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (“VPPA”) bars a “video tape service provider” from knowingly disclosing “personally identifiable information concerning any consumer of such provider.” 18 U.S.C. § 2710(b)(1). Congress passed the VPPA after Robert Bork's video rental history was published during ...
Christine Lonsdale, a lawyer representing the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, warns that new modes of private communication deserve the same privacy protection as more traditional forms. "In an age of increasingly pervasive use of electronic communication, every person who uses text messages to ...


 

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