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China, which amasses its own collection of personal data, has recently tightened its scrutiny of companies that gather data from consumers
A website called Comparitech reports that the database was made available for download last week on an online hacker forum that apparently belonged to a crime group
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will give internet users the right to see what data big tech companies collect about them and with whom it is shared
A class-action lawsuit claims the app secretly vacuumed up and transferred private data to China in vast quantities
The program will be for data protection officers and compliance, legal, and information security professionals, says De La Salle University
A slew of tech entrepreneurs are bidding to turn growing consciousness about the problem of online privacy abuses into a money-making industry
The documents show, for example, how Amazon received special data access after purchasing advertising on Facebook while an app called MessageMe was denied data after growing so large it became a competitor
Facebook has failed to provide subpoenaed documents, says California's attorney general
'The problem is not data protection, it's data collection' and the blind faith that internet users must have in the internet's masters, says whistleblower Ed Snowden
When a drone is detected by the system, it sends out an interference beam that jams the drone’s connection, forcing it to return to its owner or slowly descend from its point
These bans are the result of the improper use and processing of personal data by those companies, which are accused of publicly shaming borrowers late on their repayments
National Privacy Commission Employees Association says the complaint against Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro is 'not representative of the views, thoughts, and opinions of the majority' of NPC employees
Cheap phones may be undermining your privacy, Britain's Privacy International says in new case study
Some 16 million records are available 'unprotected on the internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise,' reports say
The breach exposes citizens' full names, dates and places of birth, education levels, phone numbers and national identity card numbers
Financial technology trade association FinTechAlliance.ph seeks to rub out abusive collection practices and excessive disbursement of loans which result in heavy debt
Are targeted ads and algorithms getting too close for comfort? One writer's run-in with Miss Universe just might convince you.
The National Privacy Commission says these lending firms targeted 'the privacy of persons, practically making a profit out of people's fear of losing face and dignity'
Reports say an exposed server stored 419 million records on users across several databases – including 133 million US accounts, more than 50 million in Vietnam, and 18 million in Britain
The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount in a case involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 federal law
With the change, people will not get automatic tagging suggestions unless a user turns on face recognition on the platform
The aim of the meeting is to share knowledge and develop a framework for cooperative enforcement of data privacy laws and cross-border data flow
Facebook's new tool allows users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity
Elon Musk's Neuralink is developing a brain implant to connect people's minds directly to a computer. These mind-reading systems could affect our privacy, security, identity, equality, and personal safety.
Facebook is required to have an 'outside assessor' to monitor the handling of user data, but one professor says this 'privacy cop' faces an uphill battle to actually be effective
The Federal Trade Commission says the penalty is the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers' privacy and one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the US government for any violation
An app that makes users look older creates some privacy concerns as it stores selfies on its server, and because of its origin
The report says that the deal would be the largest penalty ever imposed by the FTC for privacy violations, though it still needs approval from the Justice Department before it is finalized.
The United States' DASHBOARD Act hopes to develop a way to find out the worth of personal data. A researcher says it's a more complicated task than it seems
The UFC-Que Choisir group says the goal of its class action suit is to 'end the insidious exploitation of users' personal data, particularly those using Android devices with a Google account, and compensate them for up to 1,000 euros'
'We have fully cooperated with the FTC's investigation to date and provided tens of thousands of documents, emails and files,' says a Facebook spokesperson.
A study published by the Center for International Media Assistance says that 15% of website cookies in the global south have no identifiable ownership
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg do not attend the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy, and Democracy despite being summoned by the Canadian Parliament
Mobile lenders are allegedly debt-shaming borrowers by texting their contacts about their outstanding debt
The new feature lets Google Account holders choose how long they want their data to be saved – either saved and deleted manually, or automatically deleted if older than 3 or 18 months
(UPDATED) To prevent data breaches during the long break, the National Privacy Commission issues reminders to offices as well as people on vacation
When does a data breach need to be reported by a company? Privacy experts explain
[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Porn in your pocket: What the law says about your naked selfies and sex videos
What does the law say about that naked selfie that, in the throes of virtual passion you sent to your paramour? There are existing Philippine laws that protect your right to privacy, but there is big but.
The government and the National Privacy Commission are looking into the issue of identification documents seemingly getting indexed on search engines
A grand jury in New York is looking to get testimonies or evidence from at least 2 major smartphone makers regarding data sharing practices with Facebook
(UPDATED) British lawmakers' 18-month investigation into disinformation and 'fake news' also accuses Facebook of failing to faithfully fight Russia's alleged attempts to influence elections
Germany's FCO rules that Facebook must change their system of shutting people out of the network who don't consent to their data collection activities
Germany's Federal Cartel Office has accused Facebook of collecting data from users on third-party websites where the Facebook 'Like' button is embedded
University of Dayton cybersecurity experts suggest simplifying your approach by focusing on what information you most want to protect
A privacy notice demonstrates an organization's commitment to transparency and fairness when carrying out data processing
The Department of Foreign Affairs tells the National Privacy Commission that 'all passport data is safe'
'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.