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A deep dive into Facebook’s privacy today

This week we take a deep look into what privacy looks like for Facebook. First, we will explore what user data Facebook is collecting. Then, we will look at how Facebook is invading users’ privacy...again. Finally, we will discuss the new privacy scam directed at...

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Avoid Data Breaches and Save Your Company Money

Tips on how to avoid privacy risks and breaches that big companies face today. How much data breaches cost in 2019. Why consumers are shying away from sharing their data. Airline phishing scam could prove to be fatal in the long-run. Stay Ahead of the Privacy Game The...

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Facial Recognition Technology is Shaking Up the States

Facial recognition technology is shaking up the States Many states in America are employing facial recognition devices at borders to screen travelers. However, some cities like Massachusetts and San Francisco have banned the use of these devices, and the American...

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CryptoNumerics’ Privacy Automation Solutions

The demand for Data Privacy Automation has arrived. Manual ways to make data private cannot keep up with the new data privacy regulations and thus a new solution is needed. This is hindering many organizations by slowing down their data processes and analytics....

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How to Decode a Privacy Policy

How to Decode a Privacy Policy 91% of Americans skip privacy policies before downloading apps. It is no secret that people and businesses are taking advantage of that, given that there’s a new app scandal, data breach or hack everyday. For example, take a look at the...

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Capital One: An Expensive Lesson to Learn

As part of their business practices, organizations are uploading private customer information to the cloud. However, just focusing on how secure the data is and not thinking about privacy is a mistake. Capital One's recent data breach proves that organizations need to...

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Protect Your Data Throughout the Pipeline

Organizations all over the world have embraced the opportunity that data and data analysis presents. Millions of dollars are spent every year in designing and implementing data pipelines that allow organizations to extract the value from their data. Unfortunately,...

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Your Employer Is Watching You

Your employer has too much information about you, lessons to be learned from Facebook's USD$5 billion settlement, and how Snap is different. Think Facebook and Amazon have too much of your personal data? Think again. The truth is, your employer has much more of your...

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FaceApp and Facebook: Under the Magnifying Glass

FaceApp is Under Heavy Scrutiny After Making a Comeback The U.S. government has aired its concerns regarding privacy risks with the new trending face-editing photo app, FaceApp. With the 2020 Presidential Elections campaigns underway, the FBI and Federal Trade...

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How Google Can Solve its Privacy Problems

Google and the University of Chicago's Medical Center have made headlines for the wrong reasons.  According to a June 26th New York Times report, a lawsuit filed in the US District Court for Northern Illinois alleged that a data-sharing partnership between the...

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Do You Know What Your Data is Worth?

Do You Know What Your Data is Worth? Your data is more than your name, age, gender, and address. Your Google searches, tweets, comments, time spent on videos and posts, purchase behaviours, smart home assistant commands and much more is also your data. There is a new...

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Where is Your Data Coming From?

Where is Your Data Coming From? Meaningful data helps companies reach a higher number of potential customers and improve customer retention. However, since not all data is reliable, it is crucial to know where the data comes from. There are many ways in which data can...

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The Safety of Healthcare Data is a Top Priority

There is no doubt that medical data and healthcare records are highly sensitive. However, recent events have shone light on this data not being secure enough. How can we prevent privacy risk but still allow researchers to benefit us all from our medical data?Pressure...

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Lack of Quality Data is Hurting Patients

Less data means less healthcare breakthroughs, which means less longevity. So let's promote data sharing for healthcare benefits because sharing is caring.Having high-quality healthcare records means improved and advanced insights for patient care, increased...

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You and Your Company’s Data: Is it Private?

Public privacy is an issue we face today, globally. Additionally, a comparison between UK and US privacy awareness. Finally, as Chief Privacy Officers are increasing in the government sector, PETs are on rise too. We need a global right to privacy in public spaces...

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CANON: Canadian Anonymization Network

CANON: Canadian Anonymization NetworkThe Canadian Anonymization Network (CANON) is a very big deal for Canada! What is CANON? It is an unofficial network of data custodians from private, public and health, with a goal to promote anonymization as a privacy-mindful way...

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See How Companies Are Taking Part in Privacy Awareness Week

It’s Privacy Awareness week! This year, the theme is how ‘protecting privacy is everyone’s responsibility’. Google is trying to fix their privacy blunders even though experts are not impressed, while Amazon is still making the same blunders as before. Beware Canada, a...

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CES and Data Privacy

James Martin/CNET Data privacy was present at the Consumer Electronics Show. However, the way in which tech companies are protecting privacy is still unclear.  This week, more than 180,000 people gathered in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) expecting...

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Weekly News #3

Experts predict that data privacy will take the center stage in 2019 and that organizations will have to fully embrace it. Google and other cloud providers are already jumping into the privacy wave by offering de-identification tools for healthcare data.  Data privacy...

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Weekly News #2

New information on Facebook’s user data misuse causes a $30 billion market-value loss. US senators propose the Data Care Act to regulate privacy across the 50 states. Reporting data breaches is now mandatory in Canada. The Department of Health and Human Services wants...

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Weekly News #1

US legislators are proposing fines and jail for CEO's of breached companies after the data breach of Marriot and Quora. The US Census Bureau is using differential privacy to protect data privacy while allowing data analysis. FTI Consulting is offering a...

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