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June 13, 2018
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Once again, California and Europe are looking pretty similar on the consumer protection front, but this time around California is outdoing the European Union with a proposed law that is vehemently opposed by lobbyists for the advertising and marketing industries.

REACH may not have been the first time this happened, but it was the most recent. That regulation controlled everyday consumer products and additives that posed health risks to consumers in a wide range of products, from...

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June 11, 2018
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It's been a long time coming, but the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation is finally law in the world's second largest economic market.  

For privacy and cybersecurity advocates, the ...

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June 1, 2018
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You know the what digital transformation is, even if you haven't heard the term before (hint: it's been happening since the late 1990s). Yes, that digital transformation.

To be sure, there have been significant advances on many fronts, but ...

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May 25, 2018
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A data privacy scandal of far greater magnitude than Cambridge Analytica was reported this month, and while it gets worse with each new emerging detail, it’s getting nowhere near the same coverage.

As reported by Slate, the four largest wireless carriers in the U.S. (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile) have been tracking each...

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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 14, 2018
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If you don't think cybersecurity is a selling point these days, you're probably not doing as well as you could be--no matter what it is you do in digital. Larry Ellison is dialed into this new home truth, and may well be poised to overtake ...

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April 19, 2018
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Don’t be surprised if the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook story turns out to be merely the first in a long line of stories to come about the abuse of consumer data purloined from social media.

ZDnet reports that 48 million personal profiles were compromised with data that was just as granular as the information in the possession of Cambridge Analytica–if not more...

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April 18, 2018
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It doesn’t matter how many times you tell employees not to share passwords. A new study suggests many people are still going to do it.

The 2018 Privileged Access Threat Report, recently published by Bomgar, a leader in identity and access management solutions for privileged users. The study is global, taking a look at employees, independent contractors, and third-party vendors, specifically at the way they handle security.

Brass tack: 50% of the organizations contacted for the...

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April 6, 2018
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The most remarkable aspect of the revelation Facebook allowed millions of people to unwittingly, and unwillingly, help the Trump victory machine on social media may be that people are actually surprised by it.

The social networking giant knew for two years that a third party had ill-gotten, harvested data associated with more than 50 million U.S. voters—almost all of it without their knowledge or consent.

The story came by way of a ...

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April 5, 2018
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You can spot a Nigerian email scam without opening it. You know what you’re doing when it comes to keeping ID thieves from conning you. And if someone tried to get the kind of personal information needed to open credit in your name, well, it just wouldn’t happen.

Except it would.

Credit gets stolen using personal information all the time. In the wake of the Equifax breach it’s happening even more than usual.

The Identity Theft Resource Center tracks data breaches every...

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