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New privacy laws must permit valuable uses of public records

Let’s be careful not to shortchange the free flow of public data in the rush to pass new privacy.

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It’s time for a uniform national privacy law

In light of new laws from Europe and California privacy needs to be on the Congressional agenda.

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Online manipulation is the latest data protection debate

The furor over “dark patterns” reveals the limits of consumer control as the primary tool of data protection.

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6 security reasons to upgrade to Windows 10

From advanced authentication to new privacy controls, Windows 10 offers users solid security reasons to upgrade.

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When it comes to GDPR, are CIOs finally ready?

GDPR is a significant change for all organizations. The question is how prepared are organizations to respond of all of its edicts?

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Challenges and opportunities in California’s new privacy law

Despite its democratic deficit, California’s new regulations create an opening to get U.S. national privacy policy right.

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EU lawmakers threaten businesses relying on Privacy Shield

A vote by European Union lawmakers seeking to suspend Privacy Shield could spell bad news for businesses that have built their GDPR compliance strategy on adherence to the EU-U.S. data transfer agreement’s principles.

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$660,000 data privacy fine highlights dangers for businesses dabbling in politics

A year into an investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns, the U.K.’s privacy watchdog is hitting companies that shared data with political parties with sanctions including a criminal prosecution and a...

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The GDPR and the effect on US ad tech

The GDPR has been in effect since May 25. Discover the impact this new legislation has had on the U.S. ad tech industry and what it means for the future of targeted online marketing and marketing automation.

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ICANN’s Whois service faces GDPR compliance challenges

Legal uncertainties shutter previously accessible databases used to identify fraudsters, criminals, thieves and hackers.

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GDPR is a missed opportunity for real privacy protection

Doubling down on individual control makes GDPR an expensive nuisance for enterprises while failing to protect consumers against likely data harms.

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Now that it’s here, what can we learn from the bumpy journey to GDPR compliance?

Think you’re done with hearing about GDPR? Not so fast. Data privacy legislation isn’t going anywhere and there’s a lot we can learn from the ups and downs of the EU experience.

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CRM and GDPR: 8 points you may have missed

Today is the first day of the rest of your life … or at least of the endless process of GDPR compliance. Your customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation systems are ground zero for GDPR issues, but that’s not all....

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China and the West are converging on consumer data protection policy

As the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on May 25, China is also wrestling with the complex consumer protection issues that bedevil all digital economies.

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Tech Talk: Prepping for GDPR

CSO's Michael Nadeau and Steve Ragan join Computerworld's Ken Mingis and IDG Communications' Mark Lewis to look at what the new EU privacy rules mean. They offer insights on how companies can prepare – and what happens if they don't.

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Consumer data protection is an advantage, not just a responsibility

A deeper dive into the tectonic shift from business models that sell data towards those that market data protection. The backdrop: GDPR is around the corner even though 59 percent of US employees haven’t even heard of the GDPR.

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What #GDPRjokes tell us about the coming regulations

A glimpse inside the humor of GDPR’s impact on storing and controlling data.

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The Facebook debacle shouldn’t swing the pendulum toward data overprotection

A deeper dive into controlling and protecting data in the wake of Facebook’s “Cambridge Analytica scandal” and the unintended consequences of lost access from higher standards. Enterprises should address the trade-offs up front as...

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