Rappler's latest stories on data privacy
'In 2019, it's time to stand up for the right to privacy – yours, mine, all of ours,' the Apple CEO writes in Time magazine.
Threatening to autopsy persons responsible alive will not solve things. Only a thorough examination of problems would.
The National Privacy Commission demands an explanation 'to the satisfaction of the law' after it was revealed that a former DFA contractor 'took away' Philippine passport holders' data
'If I were you, I wouldn't post the personal information of someone I wasn't sure about, under the flag of vigilante action,' says NPC official Francis Acero
The EU says the US should 'nominate a permanent ombudsperson by February 28, 2019 to replace the one that is currently acting'
Filipinos show seemingly contradicting responses to the survey, declaring 'high comfort' in sharing digital identities while leading the world in concerns over security issues
Cathay Pacific's CEO and chairman both say the crisis 'was one of the most serious' in the embattled firm's history and would act differently in a similar situation in the future
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Apple CEO Tim Cook applauds the European Union's efforts towards the protection of data privacy, especially its General Data Protection Regulation
Tech start-up AdMov installs tablets in the backseats of cars of ride-hailing services. The tablets then use their cameras to scan the faces of passengers.
Tumblr says the it found 'no evidence that this bug was abused, and there is nothing to suggest that unprotected account information was accessed'
Less than 10% of the total number of those affected – or some 5 million EU Facebook users – are hit by the attack on Facebook, according to a tweet from the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC)
Phone contacts who aren't necessarily on a user's Facebook network may be targeted too when a user syncs their phone with Messenger
Twitter says the bug only affected less than 1% of its users and that the bug has been resolved
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Concerns about the developers who built the apps or how the information people shared were used trigger the suspensions
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Location data may still be collected via Google Maps and search even if a user has turned off a setting labeled 'Location History'
National Privacy Commission Chief Raymund Liboro says they will 'continuously press for the adoption of internationally accepted data protection and privacy standards in the implementation of the national identification system'
Systems registrations requires companies to register their systems and processes that collect data from individuals
In a post-GDPR, post-Cambridge Analytica world, the US may finally have a chance at regulating data use by tech giants – a scenario long forestalled by well-funded lobbying efforts by Silicon Valley
The protection of user data now is necessary for the internet and its major services to evolve
While the $664,000 fine is small for a $584-billion company, ongoing probes by US bodies may lead to fines amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars
Timehop says some 21 million accounts were affected with a name and email, and 4.7 million of those accounts have a phone number attached to them
Employees of 3rd-party app developers may have read your Gmail. Here's why you should care and what you can do.
Having a data protection officer is now a requirement for any company that handles user data. Here's what companies and prospective data officers should know about the position
Business home pages will be required to provide clear links titled "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" that take people to opt-out pages
Vinny Troia of Night Lion Security – who discovered the leak – says the trove of Exactis information seems like 'a database with pretty much every US citizen in it'
'These companies manipulate us into sharing information about ourselves,' the Norwegian Consumer Council's director of digital services, Finn Myrstad, says in a statement
Any business that will involve EU citizens must comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, spurring Philippine companies to improve practices, says Trend Micro
Huawei responds to security concerns raised by US authorities, saying that they didn't collect or store any Facebook user data, and that the partnership was only to make Facebook services more convenient for users
Facebook counters, saying its deal with phone makers – which also includes other Chinese firms Lenovo, OPPO, and TCL – placed tight limits on what could be done with data
Facebook does not deny the Times story but says it 'disagreed' with the issues raised
Max Schrems files 4 complaints with regulators under the General Data Protection Regulation laws against some of the tech world's biggest names
The yearlong campaign is called 'PSST!' or 'Privacy, Safety, Security, and Trust online'
Mark Zuckerberg says it has become clear in the last two years that Facebook executives 'haven't done enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm'
'We have large teams of internal and external experts working hard to investigate these apps as quickly as possible,' says an officer of Facebook
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be regarded as a model for data privacy policies across the world
(UPDATED) The National Privacy Commission orders the suspension, saying that around 18 million users of Jollibee's delivery website are at risk
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The social media site says there are no signs that hackers accessed passwords which were exposed due to a software bug, but better to be safe than sorry
'Despite Cambridge Analytica's unwavering confidence that its employees have acted ethically and lawfully... the siege of media coverage has driven away virtually all of the company's customers and suppliers,' says the company
In an update to its terms of service, WhatsApp says the minimum age for users outside the EU is still 13 years
Aleksandr Kogan explains, 'Back then we thought it was fine... I think that core idea that we had – that everybody knows and nobody cares – was fundamentally flawed. And for that, I'm sincerely sorry'
New information coming out of a UK committee investigation suggests other quiz apps used by the research firm may have compromised far more than the 87 million Facebook users estimated
'When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account,' says product management director David Baser
Even if Facebook hired millions of content moderators, they are no match to the vetting capacity and breadth of its very capable and knowledgeable users, who should now engage Facebook more aggressively and intelligently
The National Privacy Commission wants Facebook to submit documents that would help establish the scope and the effects of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal in relation to Filipino users
Find out, in a nutshell, how the political consulting firm's activities impact not only global democracy but even recent elections in the Philippines
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