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data privacy

Home Office to collect foreign offenders' biometric data using smartwatch scheme
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privacy

Home Office to collect foreign offenders' biometric data using smartwatch scheme

Facial recognition and geolocation data will be matched against Home Office, Ministry of Justice and police databases
5 Aug 2022
UK safety tech sees another year of growth, amidst backlash
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business transformation

UK safety tech sees another year of growth, amidst backlash

Record investment in the sector has led to widespread implementation of safety measures, but rights groups and some experts still aren't convinced
2 Aug 2022
Tim Hortons 'offers free coffee and donut' to app users to settle data lawsuit
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privacy

Tim Hortons 'offers free coffee and donut' to app users to settle data lawsuit

Canadian privacy commissioners found that the coffee giant had tracked and recorded the movements of its app users every few minutes of the day, even …
1 Aug 2022
TikTok to give researchers new API for insight, greater transparency
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Business operations

TikTok to give researchers new API for insight, greater transparency

Trends identified by independent analysts could inform business decisions
28 Jul 2022
FTC fires warning against sensitive data misuse
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Policy & legislation

FTC fires warning against sensitive data misuse

The agency has responded to fears around biometric data breaches, including those relating to abortion services
13 Jul 2022
Review calls for urgent new laws over use of biometric technology
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Policy & legislation

Review calls for urgent new laws over use of biometric technology

Report also calls for the creation of a biometrics ethics board and greater scrutiny of data sharing
30 Jun 2022
A third of UK workers are surveilled by employers
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privacy

A third of UK workers are surveilled by employers

The sharp rise in surveillance comes as it's revealed webcam monitoring has more than doubled
8 Nov 2021
Senators urge FTC to enforce child privacy laws
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privacy

Senators urge FTC to enforce child privacy laws

Lawmakers wrote to the FTC Commissioner, asking her to enforce new child protection measures
8 Oct 2021
Are you over-sharing online?
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social media

Are you over-sharing online?

You’re almost certainly leaking more information online than you realise. We explore the steps you can take to downsize your online footprint
1 Sep 2021
What is customer identity and access management? 
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identity and access management (IAM)

What is customer identity and access management? 

We answer five top questions about CIAM and its importance to customer relationships and business success
19 Aug 2021
Pearson fined $1 million for downplaying severity of 2018 breach
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data breaches

Pearson fined $1 million for downplaying severity of 2018 breach

The SEC found the London-based firm made “misleading statements and omissions” about the intrusion
17 Aug 2021
ESign Genie adds fraud detection to its digital signature software
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Security

ESign Genie adds fraud detection to its digital signature software

New identity verification solution mandates Social Security number for signing digital forms
16 Aug 2021
Senators quiz Amazon on palm scanning tech
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biometrics

Senators quiz Amazon on palm scanning tech

Lawmakers fret about the privacy implications of Amazon One
13 Aug 2021
DataCamp and Degreed partner to offer free data literacy courses
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big data

DataCamp and Degreed partner to offer free data literacy courses

DataCamp’s custom training courses facilitate enterprises’ digital transformation goals
10 Aug 2021
Data breach exposes millions of seniors' data
Data breach
big data

Data breach exposes millions of seniors' data

Misconfigured S3 bucket had exposed personal information on three million people
9 Aug 2021
Senator reintroduces federal data protection bill
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data protection

Senator reintroduces federal data protection bill

Revised law includes oversight for big tech mergers
17 Jun 2021
How to reduce your online footprint
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privacy

How to reduce your online footprint

Tips and tricks to maintain online anonymity
7 Jun 2021
TikTok implies it’s collecting users' faceprints and voiceprints
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privacy

TikTok implies it’s collecting users' faceprints and voiceprints

New privacy policy gives the app permission to collect biometric data from users
4 Jun 2021
Amazon’s Ring now requires police to request doorbell videos publicly
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privacy

Amazon’s Ring now requires police to request doorbell videos publicly

Previously, Ring owners got private messages from police looking for user videos
3 Jun 2021
New study shows global privacy investments increasing
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data protection

New study shows global privacy investments increasing

Companies must still try harder on cookie consent
2 Jun 2021
Google now allows you to password-protect your activity page
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data protection

Google now allows you to password-protect your activity page

The page shows your Google searches, locations, and YouTube views
25 May 2021
Misconfigured cloud services exposed 100 million Android users' data
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data breaches

Misconfigured cloud services exposed 100 million Android users' data

Mobile apps reveal user data, including emails, chat messages, location, and passwords
21 May 2021
Senators introduce a new bill to protect consumer data privacy
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data protection

Senators introduce a new bill to protect consumer data privacy

Bipartisan bill would force Facebook and Google to follow Apple’s lead on tracking transparency
20 May 2021