Roe V. Wade, Period Tracking apps, Data Privacy and Prosecution concerns of US women   

When Houston resident Lauren Price, 37  read the leaked draft of the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, she emailed her period-tracking app’s customer support team to ask how they were protecting her personal health information. The Montrose resident, 37, is an activist and data specialist for a local school district, so she […]

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Largest fines imposed on organizations for data privacy violations

The swelling mode of data privacy violations continues to climb uphill, and as a result, there has never been a more unsafe time in history to share personal data with businesses and corporations, as necessary as that may be. Substantial fines evaluated for data breaches in the recent times point towards the increasing concern of […]

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GDPR: Impact since 2018

Understanding GDPR- why was it enacted?The GDPR is considered to be a comprehensive set of rules and compliance requirements for use of information that belongs to citizens of European Union (EU). It was enacted after the Cambridge Analytica scandal involving Facebook. The provisions of the regulation are broadly framed to include processing of Personally Identifiable […]

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PROOF POINTS: What happens when private student information leaks

Congressional watchdog report counts breaches of Social Security numbers and health records at schools How vulnerable is student data at U.S. public schools? That’s a critical question now that many, if not most, of the nation’s 51 million students are learning online at least some of the time. Congressional watchdogs recently attempted to get a handle on […]

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Privacy for children in the digital age

If you think that stress on the eyes or a lack of physical activity are the only downsides of children spending long hours on the internet, think again! Recently, I have explored many solutions available in the market, which can predict your behavior based upon your online activity. So, even if you may not realize […]

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Why Data Privacy in the Hospitality industry is so important?

A recent report from Salesforce shows that customers have limited trust in how companies handle their data. 59% believe their personal information is vulnerable to a security breach, and 54% don’t believe that companies have their best interests in mind. A view of the headlines is enough to realize that data security and privacy continue to be of paramount importance to […]

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Industry 4.0 and growing data privacy concerns

By 2025, adoption of IoT, ubiquitous stream of data, and the intelligent algorithms crunching will enable manufacturing lines to continuously optimize towards higher levels of output and product quality – reducing overall waste in manufacturing by up to 50%. In a world of smart devices that collect and exchange customer information, and a climate of […]

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Mental Health Apps Fail to Protect Privacy, Harming Users

By Emaline Friedman, Phd A new study, published in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, investigates the mental health app marketplace. The researchers, led by Lisa Parker at the University of Sydney in Australia, concluded that the app industry is not paying sufficient attention to users’ privacy and advocate for greater regulation and enforcement in the […]

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