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Here is why people join the movement.

18/08/2021 9:45 am

‘You shouldn’t have to give up too much personal data for a pizza or a pint’

Information Commissioner’s Office said businesses using apps for ordering should keep data collection simple, fair and transparent. Read on our data secure channel. Join Us Now!
18/08/2021 9:42 am

As big companies take liberties with customer data, mistrust abounds

Companies are harvesting increasing amounts of personal information from their customers, and customers are growing increasingly concerned the threat to their privacy. That’s the top line of a new report from consulting firm KPMG, which surveyed 250 business leaders about...
09/08/2021 11:42 am

Why Amazon’s £636m GDPR fine really matters

We were promised huge fines and GDPR has finally delivered. Last week, Amazon’s financial records revealed that officials in Luxembourg are fining the retailer €746 million (£636m) for breaching the European regulation. Read on our data secure channel. Join Us Now!
03/08/2021 12:03 pm

And Now There Are Three…. The Colorado Privacy Act

Colorado has now joined California and Virginia to become the third US state to pass comprehensive data privacy legislation when Governor Jared Polis signed the [__Colorado Privacy Act__](https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/2021a_190_signed.pdf) (the “CPA”) into law on July 8, 2021. The new law is...
03/08/2021 12:00 pm

Data privacy in China: Beijing to define data that will not be allowed to leave the country easily

Chinese policymakers will soon release guidelines for defining “important data”, classifying it into eight categories based on their impact on national security, a top researcher at a state-owned cybersecurity think tank has revealed. Data to face… Read on our data...
02/08/2021 12:08 pm

Opinion | Privacy is a fiction in the Internet age. A priest’s case proves it.

The top administrator of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops resigned last month after a newsletter used data from his cellphone to confirm his use of the dating app Grindr and track his movements to gay bars. Questions about hypocrisy aside, this...
02/08/2021 12:05 pm

The privacy battle Apple isn’t fighting

Browser-level privacy setting mandated by California is absent from Safari, iOS. Read on our data secure channel. Join Us Now!
02/08/2021 11:43 am

Targeted ads aren’t just annoying, they can be harmful. Here’s how to fight back

Five years since the Brexit vote and three since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, we’re now familiar with the role that targeted political advertising can play in fomenting polarization. It was revealed in 2018 that Cambridge Analytica had used data harvested...
28/07/2021 1:52 pm

In some California privacy cases, analytics trackers are in the crosshairs — and violators could be charged by the cookie

“Why would I care about cookies?” The question was one privacy lawyer Odia Kagan heard from a client back before January 2020 when California’s privacy law went into effect, and companies engaged in cookie tracking thought there might be more...
27/07/2021 3:59 pm

Big Tech Is Pushing States to Pass Privacy Laws, and Yes, You Should Be Suspicious

The Markup reviewed existing and proposed legislation, committee testimony, and lobbying records in more than 20 states and identified 14 states with privacy bills built upon the same industry-backed framework as Virginia’s, or with weaker models. The bills are backed by a who’s who of Big Tech–funded interest groups and are being shepherded through Read more on ImagineBC. Register!