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Wait until April before relying on Privacy Shield, EU privacy watchdogs warn

Businesses that need to transfer European Union citizens' personal data to the U.S. should wait until at least mid-April before relying on the Privacy Shield to provide legal protection -- and in the meantime, they shouldn't count too...

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EU, U.S. data-transfer deal will never work

And there’s no way the negotiators didn’t know that.

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U.S., EU reach agreement on Safe Harbor alternative

Goodbye Safe Harbor, hello Privacy Shield: that's the name given by European Union and U.S. negotiators to the deal they struck on Tuesday under which transfers of personal data between the two regions can proceed.

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Fitness trackers are leaking lots of your data, study finds

Some of the more popular sports wearables don't just let you track your fitness, they let other people track you too.

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In Atlanta, smart city plans aim for safety

As Atlanta embarks on an array of smart city pilot projects to improve public safety, transportation and water monitoring, residents also appear to favor the use of smart cameras for public surveillance.

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US must make 'additional effort' on Safe Harbor, EU Commissioner says

The European Commission has outlined the areas in which it wants further concessions from the U.S. before a new Safe Harbor agreement on trans-Atlantic data transfers can be reached.

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Tired of telemarketers? Now you can turn the tables on them with this clever bot

You're on every do-not-call list and you've tried opting out, but still the telemarketers keep pestering you. What's a consumer to do? Just ask the Jolly Roger Telephone Company.

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No agreement as deadline to replace Safe Harbor nears

No replacement has yet been found for the transatlantic data-transfer agreement overturned last year by the European Union's top court, just days away from the deadline EU data protection authorities gave negotiators to come up with a...

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Windows 10 quick tips: How to protect your privacy

Worried about possible privacy problems in Windows 10? We offer some quick and easy ways to protect your data.

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Health insurer loses 6 hard-disk drives with records of 95,000 customers

Health insurer Centene Corp. said it is disclosing, out of an "abundance of caution and in transparency," that it's hunting for six computer hard drives containing personally identifiable information about its customers.

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Let us look at the code running our devices, says Federal Trade Commissioner

Consumers should have the right to inspect the source code for connected devices they own, to ensure it doesn't contain bugs or backdoors, one U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner believes.

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Ta-ta to passwords and PINs; faces and fingerprints to rule the future

Biometric security technology is gaining market share over traditional passcode methods. Facial recognition will be a $450 million market by 2019 and fingerprint readers will reach $2.6 billion by 2020.

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Happy Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day provides an opportunity for you to re-enforce the themes of “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust” within your organization to improve privacy awareness. The result is that you will increase your...

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Defending against insider security threats hangs on trust

If your security strategy only considers malicious insiders when addressing the insider threat, you may be miscalculating the risk. Accidental incidents are nearly impossible to guard against.

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Brave is the name, ad-blocking the game of new browser

Brendan Eich, co-founder of Mozilla and for an 11-day stint, its CEO, announced a new browser called "Brave," that blocks outside online ads and ad tracking.

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Fight for privacy of students, cellphone users moves to US states

The fight for privacy is moving to U.S. states with 16 states and the District of Columbia introducing legislation on Wednesday that address issues such as requiring permission before student data is shared for non-educational...

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Privacy-conscious users rejoice: You can now use Facebook's Android app over Tor

Facebook has added the option to route traffic from its Android mobile app over the Tor anonymity network.

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Feds seek balance between privacy and data collection

Federal consumer-protection authorities expect companies to do more to educate consumers and offer options to limit how personal data is collected and used.

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