Blog Posts Tagged with "Privacy"


Please Don’t Tell Me You’re Still Using SSNs as IDs!

November 05, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

I’ve been occasionally revisiting the topic of laws and regulations prohibiting the use of SSNs, most recently in 2008 when I identified over 45 U.S. federal and state laws regulating and often prohibiting, the use of SSNs as identifiers. I provide pointers at the end of this post to some other reports...

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Companies Must Consider Travel Providers’ Data Practices or Risk Being Harmed

November 04, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

A company responsible for handling billing and settlement for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has been selling flight booking information about corporate travelers — on a travel agency level — to airlines, hotels and others...

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Your Rights To Online Privacy

October 28, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Obama’s framework consists of four elements: A Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, a multi-stakeholder process to specify how the principles in the Bill of Rights apply in particular contexts, effective enforcement, and a commitment to increase interoperability with the US’s international partners...

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Discover Who’s Tracking You Online with Collusion

October 22, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

There are increasing concerns over tracking done by advertisers and website owners and recent legislation has shone a spotlight on the topic. Collusion is a great add-on for Firefox made by Mozilla that shows, in real time, how the data you share creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers...

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Apple Shareholders Demand Security Risk Reports From the Board

October 19, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Apple shareholders recently made a request of Apple’s Board of Directors to provide a report regarding how Apple and its board oversees security and privacy risks. The request cites many of the recent privacy and security issues that have plagued Apple, making headlines and even leading to litigation...

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Are You What You Tweet?

October 09, 2012 Added by:Online Privacy Foundation

The Online Privacy Foundation (OPF) encourages people to get online and consider all the great things social networking sites could do for them. But the evidence is growing that we need to think harder about how we share information online and question how that information is used...

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Six Must-Do Items to Protect Patient Privacy

October 03, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

In order to prevent breaches of patient privacy, we first need to establish baseline business requirements for the organization. There are 6 business requirements for preventing patient privacy breaches, these are “must items” for any healthcare business unit manager...

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Service Agreements Kill Privacy, But Can They Create It Too?

October 03, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Fourth Amendment has not kept up with technology. And a recent case decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the increasing way rights are adjudicated when it comes to data stored by other companies: through the service agreement a user enters into with a company...

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Stop the Next SOPA and CISPA: Register to Vote for Internet Freedom

September 30, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress needs to know that the Internet is watching and that users won’t sit on the sidelines as technology intended to connect us and bring knowledge to people worldwide is turned against us for the purposes of censorship and surveillance...

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Do Not Track Update: The Fight for User Privacy Continues

September 25, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF and other digital rights advocates are continuing to fight for Do Not Track, a one-click browser-based signal users can turn on to tell websites not to track their online browsing habits. In this article, we’ll be reviewing recent Congressional hearings about online tracking...

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What Exactly is Internet Safety Anyhow?

September 23, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

What does Internet safety mean to the average person? It may vary depending upon age, how you use the internet, and the type of work that you do that involves the digital world. Here are some sobering statistics that might give you a perspective...

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An Open Letter to Senator Rockefeller

September 20, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

Like in many matters involving science and technology, scientists and technologists should be brought into future deliberations on cyber legislation. The technologists that make the Internet operate and the security experts that battle to defend it need to be brought to the table...

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Creating a Surveillance-Free Internet

September 20, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Since its origins in 2008, Freedom Not Fear has developed the general message: fundamental rights like privacy, free expression, due process, and democratic participation are jeopardized when reactionary, fear-driven surveillance systems penetrate our societies...

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Some Simple Definitions for Risk and Security Discussions

September 19, 2012 Added by:Stephen Marchewitz

Every time I read something regarding the core terminology in security and risk management, I start to question whether they really know what they’re talking about. Even worse, some speak with so many words and such arrogance, I start question whether I know what I’m talking about...

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Friends and Family Breach Patient Privacy, Not Estonian Hackers

September 17, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Humans being are naturally curious, sometimes vindictive and always worried when it comes to the health condition of friends and family. Being human, they will bend rules to get information and in the course of bending rules, breach patient privacy...

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Don’t Wait for UK Snoopers’ Charter: Encrypt Wikipedia Now

September 17, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Rather than waiting for bad legislation, Wikipedians should take this opportunity to make one relatively small technical change that could serve as a bulwark against all kinds of government surveillance, filtering and data retention laws...

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