Digital Privacy

May 24, 2018
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Cyber crime is an unwelcome reality for millions of people in the United Kingdom—one that is creating new opportunities for insurers and brokers, according to the Cyber Research 2018 survey conducted by Insurance Post and sponsored by CyberScout.

Nearly half of survey respondents—49 percent—have been hit with at least one data breach, according to the survey of insurance industry professionals and the general public about cyber. And 46 percent have experienced email hacking. The...

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May 24, 2018
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For privacy and cyber security advocates, the GDPR represents a watershed moment, but...

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May 22, 2018
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The EU’s new data privacy regulation contains many pitfalls. We think you should be most aware of these three.

Enforcement of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation just days away.

You're probably aware of the impact this will have on your company. But has your team fully considered the full scope of the regulation's nuances and devised a plan to come into compliance by May 25, 2018?

That's exactly what we've been doing for our...

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May 16, 2018
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It would be easy to confuse recent news that data belonging to 3 million Facebook users was exposed online with the Cambridge Analytica debacle that involved 87 million users. Both stories have their origin stories among researchers at Cambridge University.

This compromise was unearthed by investigative reporters at New Scientist who found that the data from millions of Facebook users who had used a popular personality app developed by researchers from Cambridge University had been...

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April 17, 2018
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Who is Cambridge Analytica?

Cambridge Analytica is a voter profiling consulting firm that used data mining and psychographic targeting for political campaigns, most notably for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.  Cambridge Analytica is in the hot seat for harvesting data from a personality quiz, where the personal data of 87 million users was mined and deployed without their consent.

What kind of information was collected and...

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April 2, 2018
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Net Neutrality is dead and the Internet is increasingly a playground for data mining schemes, social networks, and identity thieves. The possibility of true online privacy has never seemed more remote.

The use of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) has long been viewed as a silver bullet. Historically, VPNs have been used by dissidents trying to avoid persecution from governments, hackers wishing to cover their tracks, and mainstream consumers looking for ways to...

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March 30, 2018
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A recent Reuters article by Tom Bergin takes a look at what data mining companies may or may not know about particular individuals in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica story. Bergin uses his own data in an intensely un-scientific, yet interesting investigation.

First of all, Bergin is not from the U.S. As a citizen of the European Union, he enjoys certain...

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February 2, 2018
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It was just one year ago that we changed our company name to reaffirm our mission to watch over clients in a dangerous world of pervasive cyber threats.

Now, we're excited to be recognized for efforts.

The latest issue of NAMIC's [IN]surance magazine is dedicated to the importance of branding and upholding brand...

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January 25, 2018
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Dave Eargle doesn’t have to imagine what it would be like to get an extortion letter in the mail, because he got one. “I know you cheated on your wife,” the correspondent wrote. “More importantly, I have evidence of the infidelity.”

The scam artist behind the letter claimed to have discovered the alleged cheating accidentally, “while working a job.” Then he (or she) admits to putting in more time than s/he “probably should have...

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January 19, 2018
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Let’s face it, even without the threat of fraud and scams, Valentine’s Day can be treacherous. Choose the wrong gift or a bouquet of least-favorite flowers, write the wrong note, and whatever was slightly wrong in your love life can go completely haywire.

St. Valentine wore an amethyst ring while he cut hearts (from paper) to send to good soldiers and persecuted Christians. Today, amethyst is the birthstone for the month of...

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