New proposed law to better protect Canadians’ privacy and increase their control over their data and personal information

New proposed law to better protect Canadians’ privacy and increase their control over their data and personal information

The proposed Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 builds a foundation of trust and transparency between citizens, companies and government, while ensuring that innovators and businesses benefit from a modernized framework with clear rules.

Welcome to the Hotel California a.k.a Facebook

Welcome to the Hotel California a.k.a Facebook

This series, if I do it right, will end up convincing you that Facebook is the Hotel California made software, and help you start thinking about how do you escape somewhere that’s programmed to receive.See: Ways people have tried to kill Facebook.

Transatlantic privacy is over

Transatlantic privacy is over

The Safe Harbor Privacy Principles issued by the US Department of Commerce in July 2000 was the first framework for regulating transatlantic exchanges of personal data for commercial purposes between the European Union and the United States.

France passes legislation to block adult websites that don’t comply with new age verification framework

France passes legislation to block adult websites that don’t comply with new age verification framework

France plans to implement an age verification system for pornography and expand website blocking powers to punish non-compliant websites.The new law would grant the French audiovisual authority, CSA, the power to verify that adult websites are properly implementing age verification.

Android phones will get the COVID-19 tracking updates via Google Play

Android phones will get the COVID-19 tracking updates via Google Play

Google has confirmed that it will use the Google Play Services infrastructure to update Android phones with the upcoming COVID-19 contact tracing system it is building in collaboration with Apple.

NIST Releases Version 1.0 of Privacy Framework

NIST Releases Version 1.0 of Privacy Framework

“The strong support the Privacy Framework’s development has already received demonstrates the critical need for tools to help organizations build products and services providing real value, while protecting people’s privacy.”.

Tide Foundation

Tide Foundation

Decentralized blockchains with specific protocols such like Tide help organizations to encrypt their sensitive data and provide a strict framework for accessing it, protecting against security breaches and helping meet privacy regulation.

The Future of Data Is Licensing

The Future of Data Is Licensing

The restaurant has license to my presence and activity under terms I agree to: Perhaps that my data be anonymized and not sold to third parties, with no facial or biometrics capture allowed.

Here’s how we protect your private parts

Here’s how we protect your private parts

At this very moment, cyber hackers from around the world are actively working to steal your personal data, to sell for profit on the black market or impersonate you. With a new data breach happening every day — it’s clear this is a problem affecting everyone.

Lawsuit claims Apple violated privacy laws by revealing iTunes listening data

Lawsuit claims Apple violated privacy laws by revealing iTunes listening data

The lawsuit claims that Apple has released personal listening information directly to third parties while also granting app developers access to iTunes libraries through the Media Player framework.

What does GDPR mean for UX?

What does GDPR mean for UX?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) act came into effect in May last year — it’s a legal framework that sets out guidelines on how to collect and process personal information within the European Union.

EFF Submits Consumer Data Privacy Comment to the California Attorney General

EFF Submits Consumer Data Privacy Comment to the California Attorney General

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed comments on two issues: first, how to verify consumer requests to companies for access to personal information, and for deletion of that information; and second, how to make the process of opting out of the sale of data easy, using the framework already in place for the Do Not Track (DNT) system.

Google rolls out privacy tool for AI developers

Google rolls out privacy tool for AI developers

Google has released the TensorFlow Privacy tool, an update to its open source TensorFlow machine learning framework, that will allow developers to enhance the privacy of their AI ( artificial intelligence ) models. The use of differential privacy essentially means that AI models trained on user data can’t encode personally identifiable information.

Consumer Organizations Announce New Framework for US Privacy Protection, Propose Privacy Agency

Consumer Organizations Announce New Framework for US Privacy Protection, Propose Privacy Agency

The consumer framework states that the Federal Trade Commission has failed to enforce the orders it has established.

Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal open to side-channel attacks

Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal open to side-channel attacks

Researchers at Cisco's Talos Group are warning users to not to assume that the very popular encrypted messaging apps Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal will keep the communications confidential, as they partly delegate security to the operating systems they run on.

Consumer groups, NGOs and industry call jointly for the Council of the EU to advance ePrivacy reform

Consumer groups, NGOs and industry call jointly for the Council of the EU to advance ePrivacy reform

The letter was sent prior to yesterday's (4 December) meeting in the TTE Council, with signatories sharing concerns over the slow progress of the negotiations in the Council of the EU despite the repeated scandals that demonstrate the clear and urgent need to strengthen privacy and security of electronic communications in the online environment.

Save Code Share!

Save Code Share!

As shown in the recently published White Paper (link), the current wording of Article 13 of the Copyright Directive Proposal will most likely disrupt the development of software and create important barriers for the completion of the European Single Market and the expansion of digital innovation.

Microsoft Azure is now certified to host sensitive health data in France

Microsoft Azure is now certified to host sensitive health data in France

This makes Microsoft the first major cloud provider capable of meeting the strict standards of storing and processing health data for data centers located in France, and under the new certification process that began in June 2018.

TRAI to analyse implications of over-the-top services’ growth

TRAI to analyse implications of over-the-top services’ growth

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday re-started the discussion on “regulatory issues and economic concerns” with regard to over-the-top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp and Skype, with its consultation paper on ‘Regulatory Framework for OTT Communication Services’.

A Busy Week for Data Privacy

A Busy Week for Data Privacy

We at the FTC have an important role to play because we are the ones who are responsible for enforcing that Privacy Shield framework against companies that fail to adhere to it,” Smith said.

A Red Alert to Humanity

A Red Alert to Humanity

It forms the foundation of our freedom,” Ann expressed their primary flaws. A sister company of Google, SideWalk labs currently working on building a smart city project.The Top cader,

Google’s smart city dream is turning into a privacy nightmare

Google’s smart city dream is turning into a privacy nightmare

In a statement, the company said: "At last week's meeting of the Waterfront Toronto's Digital Strategy Advisory Panel, it became clear that Sidewalk Labs would play a more limited role in near-term discussions about a data governance framework at Quayside.

Tech Lobby Group Introduces Privacy Regulation Framework

Tech Lobby Group Introduces Privacy Regulation Framework

The idea is to help form privacy legislation that lawmakers are working on (via Axios). Certain lawmakers have expressed interest in exploring privacy regulations (spurred by California’s privacy law) during the next congressional session in 2020.

Industry Group Representing Apple, Google, Amazon and Others Releases User Privacy Framework to Guide Policymakers

Industry Group Representing Apple, Google, Amazon and Others Releases User Privacy Framework to Guide Policymakers

The purpose of this framework is to inform the development of legislation or the promulgation of rules that enhance personal data protection, further the trust relationship between companies and their customers, and enable innovation while also avoiding regulatory fragmentation that undermines all three goals.

Federal agency to establish privacy framework

Federal agency to establish privacy framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced Tuesday that it will begin to create a framework to guide organizations on how they can protect the information of individuals using their products or services.

Academics Discover New Bypasses for Browser Tracking Protections and Ad Blockers

Academics Discover New Bypasses for Browser Tracking Protections and Ad Blockers

Researchers looked at how browsers prevent third-party services —such as advertising companies— from tracking users via cross-site requests and persistent cookies. For their research, the KU Leuven team tested if browsers or extensions blocked cross-site requests for user cookie files initiated via:

Schneier on Security

Schneier on Security

By applying our framework, which generates a comprehensive set of test cases covering various web mechanisms, we identify several flaws in the policy implementations of the 7 browsers and 46 browser extensions that were evaluated.