Data Privacy News

New technologies are constantly changing the issue of data privacy. These changes range from the small and incremental to those which make old ideas and rules obsolete. It has therefore never been more important to stay up-to-date with data privacy news, which is why we created this tailored email digest. This applies to everyone who uses the internet, as the issue of data privacy affects all. The topic includes considerations of the type and nature of personal data that individuals believe should be private. It also covers the way companies, governments and other organizations access and store that data. And it covers the laws that govern the whole topic. It is rarely out of the news with things like whistleblowers being accused of leaking state secrets; to security breaches at leading companies resulting in compromised customer information; to policy debates as to how long personal data can be stored. To stay informed about all of these issues get the Wiser data privacy news email today. Once signed up you will receive a free daily email featuring the latest and most important data privacy news and information from around the web.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Tuesday, November 21, 2017
 
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Today—and Every Day—We Fight to Defend the Open Internet
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Corynne Mcsherry
Treasury Department Concludes Fraud Investigation into ComputerCOP "Internet Safety" Software
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Dave Maass
Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, November 21st
The New Yorker • Kim Warp
When Is The U.S. Going To Ban The Internet Of Things For Children?
Fast Company • Jesus Diaz
Court Rules That EFF's Stupid Patent of the Month Post Is Protected Speech
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Kurt Opsahl
Why We're Helping The Stranger Unseal Electronic Surveillance Records
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Amul Kalia
Aurora invokes John Grisham novel in fighting cops' privacy rights lawsuit
Chicago Tribune • Hannah Leone
Facebook Prevails In Privacy Battle Over Tracking Via 'Like' Button
MediaPost • Wendy Davis
Will Congress Bless Internet Fast Lanes?
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Corynne Mcsherry
Daily Cartoon: Monday, November 20th
The New Yorker • Mort Gerberg
 
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Data Privacy, Net Neutrality
Today—and Every Day—We Fight to Defend the Open Internet
Electronic Frontier FoundationCorynne Mcsherry
Today, we heard from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about its plans to devastate Network Neutrality. Instead of responding to the millions of Americans who want to protect the free and open Internet, the FCC instead is ceding to the demands of...
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Data Privacy
Treasury Department Concludes Fraud Investigation into ComputerCOP "Internet Safety" Software
Electronic Frontier FoundationDave Maass
Three years ago, EFF exposed how hundreds of law enforcement agencies were putting families at risk by distributing free ComputerCOP “Internet safety” software that actually transmitted keystrokes unencrypted to a third-party server. Our report also raised serious questions about whether the company...
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Copyright, Data Privacy
Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, November 21st
The New YorkerKim Warp
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Data Privacy, Security Software & Services
When Is The U.S. Going To Ban The Internet Of Things For Children?
Fast CompanyJesus Diaz
Germany’s equivalent to the FCC, the Bundesnetzagentur, has prohibited the sale of children’s smart watches with eavesdropping capabilities. The agency is even urging parents to destroy them because they pose a real threat to children’s privacy and the privacy of others. Meanwhile,...
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Data Privacy, Freedom of the Press
Court Rules That EFF's Stupid Patent of the Month Post Is Protected Speech
Electronic Frontier FoundationKurt Opsahl
A federal judge has ruled that EFF need not obey an Australian injunction ordering EFF to take down a “Stupid Patent of the Month” blog post and never speaking of the patent owner’s intellectual property again. It all started when Global Equity...
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Data Privacy
Why We're Helping The Stranger Unseal Electronic Surveillance Records
Electronic Frontier FoundationAmul Kalia
Consider this: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been going around talking about “responsible encryption” for some time now— proselytizing for encryption that’s somehow only accessible by the government—something we all know to be unworkable. If the Department of Justice (DOJ) is...
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Data Privacy, Education
Aurora invokes John Grisham novel in fighting cops' privacy rights lawsuit
Chicago TribuneHannah Leone
(Brian Cassella / ) The privacy rights topic of a lawsuit the city of Aurora is fighting is so new and undefined, lawyers for the city opened their latest argument with a quote from a 2017 John Grisham novel. In lieu of...
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Data Privacy, Facebook Inc
Facebook Prevails In Privacy Battle Over Tracking Via 'Like' Button
MediaPostWendy Davis
Facebook has prevailed in a long-running lawsuit accusing it of violating users' privacy by tracking them throughout the Web via the "Like" button. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California ruled Friday that the users could not proceed with...
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Data Privacy, Net Neutrality
Will Congress Bless Internet Fast Lanes?
Electronic Frontier FoundationCorynne Mcsherry
As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gets ready to abandon a decade of progress on net neutrality, some in Congress are considering how new legislation could fill the gap and protect users from unfair ISP practices. Unfortunately, too many lawmakers seem to...
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Copyright, Data Privacy
Daily Cartoon: Monday, November 20th
The New YorkerMort Gerberg
Emma and Colin belt out some captions with the help of the cartoonist and keyboardist Jason Adam Katzenstein. “The mansplaining was bad, but I’d take it over this insufferable manpologizing.” By Sara Lautman Nov. 17, 2017 By Kaamran Hafeez Nov. 16, 2017...
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