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Single piece of sensitive data creates 1000 unnecessary copies

According to Ponemon’s 2016 Annual Cost of Data Breach report, the per-record cost of a data breach reached $154.
Single piece of sensitive data creates 1000 unnecessary copies
Spirion’s Data Platform was developed for CISOs, CIOs, and vice presidents of IT and IT Security to prevent the deliberate theft and accidental loss of sensitive information.
Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2016/07/29/single-piece-of-sensitive-data-creates-1000-unnecessary-copies/
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The end of anonymity for Bitcoin? EU proposes tracking cryptocurrency users

The European Commission wants to take the anonymity away from virtual currencies by demanding users register on a database so they can be tracked.

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The European Commission wants to take the anonymity away from virtual currencies by demanding users register on a database so they can be tracked. The proposal would provide the EU with a record containing the real-world identities of people using cryptocurrencies as well as the addresses of the virtual wallets where their money is held.
Read  more: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/end-anonymity-bitcoin-eu-proposes-tracking-cryptocurrency-users-1572887
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France claims Windows 10 does not comply with country’s data protection rules

France’s government claims that Microsoft is collecting what it says is “excessive data” from Windows 10 PCs. The country’s National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) says it has given Microsoft three months to make changes that will comply with France’s data protection rules.
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In a press release, the commission stated:
The CNIL found that the company was collecting diagnostic and usage data via its telemetry service, which uses such data, among other things, to identify problems and to improve products. To this purpose, Microsoft Corporation processes, for instance, Windows app and Windows Store usage data, providing information, among other things, on all the apps downloaded and installed on the system by a user and the time spent on each one. Therefore, the company is collecting excessive data, as these data are not necessary for the operation of the service.
Read more: http://www.windowscentral.com/france-claims-windows-10-does-not-comply-countrys-data-protection-rules
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Pokemon Go privacy: Is the game a massive security risk?

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At this point, to say Pokemon Go is a breakout success is an understatement. The game went straight to the top of download lists in both app stores, and is now set to have more daily users than Twitter.

But while gleeful Poketrainers wander the streets in search of elusive species, many will be unaware of the security concerns the game has raised among the privacy-conscious.

Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/is-pokemon-go-a-massive-security-risk

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Latest draft of the No Stalking for Advertising Term V.2

UX and INTERFACE

Revised  DRAFT  of a singular, comprehensive term:

 
Draft Icon for inclusion in MVCR and other uses:

USER TERMS: Human language and {{ legal language }} below.

PREAMBLE:  The User submitted term shown here creates an opportunity for individuals to share their single term with entities about how they wish to be treated. This effort is meant to describe human, legal and machine readable versions of a comprehensive term along with additional information for agents who might implement this term for individuals as well as for entities who might see, accept or refuse the term.  {{ Information is defined as personal information provided by the individual about themselves. Data + Meaning = Information. The observer creates meaning (or observer is “informed by” the data), and then can be assigned duties. Information not collected from a person does not by definition constitute personal data. }}

TERMS AGREEMENT:  {{ Information can only be shared with those parties who first agree to abide by these terms.  Any sharing of information with a party that has not first agreed to these terms is a violation of these terms. }}

SHARE: describes the terms for sharing information with entities by individuals.

Choice: 2nd

1st-2nd Party:   My information shared and what I do will be kept between me and the entity.

{{Information shared by an individual (the “1st party”) and their activities are not permitted to be shared by the 2nd party with any other parties.}}

DURATION: describes the terms for retaining information by entities about individuals. {{ Add language referring to laws or contracts, defining 3rd party jurisdiction, to limit this from abuse. }}

QUESTION: should this be just for the session? or for as long as the person still has a relationship and agrees to sharing?

Choice: Session

Session:  My information shared or about what I do will only be kept for the session, unless required by law or contractual obligation.

{{ Information about an individual must be destroyed by the 2nd party immediately after the completion of the transaction for which it was collected or otherwise generated, unless otherwise required by law or contract obligation. }} [NOTE: What about records for audit?  What about hashed storage, e.g., in blockchain or other ledger system?]

OR ?

Choice: Infinity

Unlimited until further notice:  My information will be kept as long as I continue to choose this term, unless required by law or contractual obligation. If I change to another lesser term, my new term will be followed.

{{ Information about an individual can be retained indefinitely by the 2nd party, unless and until the 1st party notifies the 2nd party they have made an alternate selection for duration. }}

PURPOSE: describes the purpose for use of individual’s information provided or about actions they take

Choice: Site / App Use

Site and App UseMy information will be used for providing and / or enhancing the site or service, but not other purposes without my permission.

{{ Information about an individual may be used beyond the transaction for which it was collected or generated, but only with respect to the operation [or further development?] of the site or app over which such original transaction occurred and not for any other secondary uses by the 2nd party or other parties. }}

TRACKING

Choice: Tracking

Tracking: I will allow myself to be tracked by 3rd parties.

{{ Tracking of individual and their activities by any 3rd parties is authorized. }}

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How to opt out of Adobe’s ad-based data collection services

It’s almost always a SHOCK when you’re faced with just how much data a companies collect about you!!!
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We all know and accept the fact that companies track and monitor our usage, both within an app or website. However, it’s almost always a shock when you’re faced with just how much data a company collects about its user base.
Read more: http://www.cnet.com/uk/how-to/how-to-opt-out-of-adobes-horrible-no-good-very-bad-ad-based-data-collection-services/
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What is Differential Privacy and why is Apple so excited about it?

Apple further positions itself as the bastion of user data protection.
What is Differential Privacy and why is Apple so excited about it?
The unexpected star of iOS 10 may well end up being a barely-known cryptography system to balance privacy and personalization, as Apple further positions itself as the bastion of user data protection. Differential privacy may not be as slick as Siri’s increased skill set, or as timely in a cultural sense as new emojis and stickers, but it’s arguably far more important than either.
Read more: http://www.slashgear.com/what-is-differential-privacy-and-why-is-apple-so-excited-about-it-14444221/
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Self-driving cars: overlooking data privacy is a car crash waiting to happen

Self-driving cars reveal personal data about drivers and occupants. So what happens to the data?
State laws focus on physical safety, but self-driving cars also reveal personal data about drivers and occupants. So what happens to it?
States across the US are scrambling to figure out how to regulate self-driving cars , wearable technologies that track our health, smart homes that constantly monitor their infrastructure and the rest of the devices emerging from the so-called “internet of things” (IoT). The result is a smattering of incomplete and inconsistent law that could depress the upside of the technology without really addressing its risks.
Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/08/self-driving-car-legislation-drones-data-security
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How to protect your privacy when shopping online

Half of Americans do not carry out normal online tasks anymore because of fears for online privacy and security!!! Are you prepared for the all-digital age?
How to protect your privacy when shopping online
According to a survey by American National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), recently published by major news portals, half of Americans do not carry out normal online tasks anymore because of fears for online privacy and security.
Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2016/05/31/how-to-protect-your-privacy-when-shopping-online/
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Google has made it easier to find your phone and see the data it’s collecting on you

“OK Google, show me my Google account” and the My Accounts tool automatically pops in.
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Google launched My Account, a centralized hub for managing your privacy settings, security safeguards, and advertising preferences across the search giant’s vast catalog of digital services, just about a year ago. Since then, the portal has expanded to expose — and provide greater control over — a broader swath of the personal search and device data Google’s collating, and today sees the addition of tools to help streamline things further. Google has now announced the addition of link-based and voice-activated shortcuts to My Account, plus a “find my device” tool that’s entirely platform agnostic.
Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-my-account-phone-finder-vanity/
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