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7 min ago | TechCrunch
In the rush of new services for consumers that are concerned about their data privacy, make room for another messaging apps. Peer-to-peer file distribution service BitTorrent is today announcing the public availability of Bleep - its encrypted P2P chat app for voice calls and texts that is still in alpha - with Mac and Android apps now available to download in addition to the existing Windows app that had previously been in an invite-only, closed alpha.
4 hrs ago | Dark Reading
Children are the innocent victims of the worst effects of social media. That's why it's vital for adults to establish privacy values that are safe for them -- and the rest of us.
5 hrs ago | JD Supra
Unmanned Aerial Systems , more popularly known as drones, are a complex and transformative technology that has demonstrated its value in military applications across the globe. Although the Federal Aviation Administration virtually precludes all civilian commercial drone use and general flight above 400 feet in the United States, domestic drone operators are taking their systems to the skies within the FAA's limitations.
7 hrs ago | BetaNews
We all say that we want privacy and security online, yet we indulge in potentially risky behaviors that put this in jeopardy according to a recent study commissioned by Trend Micro and released to coincide with the launch of its Internet Security 2015 product. Activity like browsing suspect websites and allowing apps to access public information from their social media profiles puts people's privacy at risk.
When it comes to violating children's rights online, the Federal Trade Commission picked not a mobile gaming company to hit, as rumored, but Yelp. Virtual customer review stalwart Yelp, based in San Francisco, said it paid $450,000 to the FTC for collecting names and other identifiers of children without their consent, a clear violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
Gun advocates are outraged that the Obama administration has quietly begun requiring people buying weapons for the first time to disclose their race and ethnicity, charging that it violates privacy and could lead to racial profiling. "This issue concerns me deeply because, first, it's offensive, and, secondly, there's no need for it," Evan Nappen, a firearms lawyer in private practice in New Jersey, told The Washington Times on Tuesday.
During the week of September 1519, 2014, France's privacy regulator, the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Liberts , is organizing a "cookies sweep day" to examine compliance with its guidelines on cookies and other online trackers. Starting in October 2014, the CNIL will also be conducting onsite and remote inspections to verify compliance with its guidelines on cookies.
When dealing with US requests for data subject to ediscovery rules in Asia, corporate counsel at multinational corporations must be on top of their game. Managing ediscovery in the United States alone presents a significant set of challenges; however, take it to Asia, and you face a region of highly varied data privacy laws, a myriad of jurisdictional assertions and a series of blocking statutes that prohibit cross-border data transfer.
On June 4, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party issued a report to the European Commission regarding an application by the Province of Qubec, Canada for status as a jurisdiction providing an adequate level of protection for the purposes of transfer and processing of personal data from the European Union. WP 29 is made up of representatives of European Union member states.
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Companies doing business globally have a variety of complex issues to deal with, not the least of which is concern about the security of personal data collected from their customers. In 1995, the European Union issued Directive 95/46/EC, the Data Protection Directive , concerning the protection of individuals with regard to the processing and transfer of personal data.
The Next Generation Identification System, a controversial biometric database which relies heavily on facial-recognition technology, is now fully operational, the agency announced Monday. The program is designed to help law enforcement officials identify criminal suspects, but it has endured repeated scrutiny from civil-liberties groups that say the database will endanger the privacy of everyday citizens guilty of no wrongdoing.
Companies commonly utilize Facebook as part of their online social media advertising strategy. Companies should revisit this strategy in light of a recent finding in the Northern California U.S. District Court ).
Developers of apps for mobile devices are asking a U.S. agency to clarify its rules for protecting patient health information to reflect the fast-evolving technology. On Monday, a consortium of start-ups including CareSync, AirStrip and AngelMD, sent a letter to Pennsylvania Republican Representative Tom Marino, to express their frustration at the lack of developer-friendly online resources surrounding the privacy rules, known as HIPAA.
Summary: The law firm of Sidley Austin has announced that Cameron F. Kerry has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in both the D.C. and Boston offices of the firm. The law firm of Sidley Austin LLP has announced that Cameron F. Kerry has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Privacy, Data Security and Information Law practice, according to a press release.
On July 30, 2014, two U.S. senators introduced the Protecting Student Privacy Act , which would update the sections of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act that deal with protecting the privacy of students' education records. The proposed legislation is a response to concerns about recent changes to FERPA that allowed increased use and sharing of student data by private companies, as well as concerns raised by the use of cloud-storage services by school districts for data collection and analysis.
Connecticut's attorney general has called for a meeting with Apple over concerns about the privacy of health data collected by the Apple Watch. "When new technologies emerge in consumer markets they inevitably lead to new questions, including questions about privacy," Attorney General Jepsen said.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:38 pm
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