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June 13, 2018

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...

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June 11, 2018

As the incidences of identity theft continue to skyrocket, it’s easy to see how people are impacted at the personal level. However, businesses also bear the brunt of these breaches in less obvious ways. Hidden costs add up in the form of work absences due to stress, productivity loss, unpaid bills and reputational damage.

As employers start to become more aware of these...

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June 11, 2018
GDPR
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 ...

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June 8, 2018
data leak

Facebook’s privacy violations and data leaks at this point are becoming so frequent that the company might want to consider scheduling regular news conferences to discuss the latest and greatest security facepalms.

The latest: Facebook accidentally set the default data sharing settings for 14 million users to “public” for all new posts. In short, what was meant to be posted to a circle of friends was posted to the internet,...

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June 7, 2018
data breach

Assuming this is not a case where other shoes will be dropping with the thud of carefully manipulated damage control, MyHeritage did everything right.

First, they were urgent. They released news of the event the day they found out that 92,283,889 user email addresses coupled with hashed passwords associated with personal MyHeritage accounts had been found on an outside server. The statement was clear and...

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June 4, 2018

Another day, another news story about Facebook’s privacy practices.The list of recent stories should be enough to spell the end for most companies, but Facebook abides.

By now you would have to be a monk living in a cave underneath the lost city of Atlantis to have missed the Cambridge Analytica story, wherein Facebook data belonging to 50 million users was used to influence the United States presidential ...

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