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Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims

Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Zoom, after it accused the video calling giant of engaging in “a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users,” in part by claiming the encryption was stronger than it actually was. […]

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EU websites’ use of Google Analytics and Facebook Connect targeted by post-Schrems II privacy complaints

EU websites’ use of Google Analytics and Facebook Connect targeted by post-Schrems II privacy complaints A month after Europe’s top court struck down a flagship data transfer arrangement between the EU and the US as unsafe, European privacy campaign group, noyb, has filed complaints against 101 websites with regional operators which it’s identified as still […]

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Oracle and Salesforce hit with GDPR class action lawsuits over cookie tracking consent

Oracle and Salesforce hit with GDPR class action lawsuits over cookie tracking consent The use of third party cookies for ad tracking and targeting by data broker giants Oracle and Salesforce is the focus of class action style litigation announced today in the UK and the Netherlands. The suits will argue that mass surveillance of […]

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US tech needs a pivot to survive

US tech needs a pivot to survive James Stranko Contributor James Stranko is a writer and independent advisor to American tech companies expanding abroad. He was on the founding team of Fuel, McKinsey’s practice serving VC firms and pre-IPO tech leaders. Daire Hickey Contributor Share on Twitter Daire Hickey is managing partner of 150Bond, a […]

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Apple’s handling of Siri snippets back in the frame after letter of complaint to EU privacy regulators

Apple’s handling of Siri snippets back in the frame after letter of complaint to EU privacy regulators Apple is facing fresh questions from its lead data protection regulator in Europe following a public complaint by a former contractor who revealed last year that workers doing quality grading for Siri were routinely overhearing sensitive user data. […]

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How to decode a data breach notice

How to decode a data breach notice Over the years I’ve seen hundreds, probably thousands, of data breach notifications warning that a company’s data was lost, stolen or left online for anyone to grab. Most of them look largely the same. It’s my job to decode what they actually mean for the victims whose information […]

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EasyJet says 9 million travel records taken in data breach

EasyJet says 9 million travel records taken in data breach EasyJet, the U.K.’s largest airline, said hackers have accessed the travel details of 9 million customers. The budget airline said 2,200 customers also had their credit card details accessed in the data breach, but passport records were not accessed, a company statement said. EasyJet did […]

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Singapore-based data protection startup Dathena raises $12 million Series A

Singapore-based data protection startup Dathena raises million Series A Dathena, a Singapore-based company that provides AI-based data protection and privacy solutions, announced it has raised a $12 million Series A. Part of the funding will be used to expand Dathena’s co-sell partnership with Microsoft in the United States, which is targeted to Azure Cloud and […]

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US Marshals says prisoners’ personal information taken in data breach

US Marshals says prisoners’ personal information taken in data breach A data breach at the U.S. Marshals Service exposed the personal information of current and former prisoners, TechCrunch has learned. A letter sent to those affected, and obtained by TechCrunch, said the Justice Department notified the U.S. Marshals on December 30, 2019 of a data […]

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Adtech scores a pandemic pause from UK privacy oversight

Adtech scores a pandemic pause from UK privacy oversight The coronavirus is proving to have an unexpected upside for the adtech industry. The UK’s data protection agency has paused an investigation into the industry’s processing of Internet users’ personal data, saying targeted suspension of privacy oversight is merited because of disruption to businesses as a […]

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