Privacy

What should a US federal data privacy law ideally include? - What do small, privacy-protective companies think about a federal data privacy law for the US? It turns out, they're all for it. Here are some of their ideas for US data privacy legislation.
How to securely send your personal information - On its own, email is not safe for sending credit card or passport numbers. Here's how to securely send personal information over the Internet.
Smart cities, difficult choices: privacy and security on the grid - We take a look at Google's Sidewalk Labs woes with a planned smart city build in Toronto, and explore some of the general concerns about making our living spaces 24/7 Internet wonderlands.
Apple iOS 13 will better protect user privacy, but more could be done - Apple’s newest iOS features provide simple, easy-to-use options that can leave users more informed and more in control of their online privacy. But privacy experts agreed: Apple can—and should—go further.
Maine governor signs ISP privacy bill - Less than one week after Maine Governor Janet Mills received one of the nation’s most privacy-protective state bills on her desk, she signed it into law. The move makes Maine the latest US state to implement its own online privacy protections.
Hyperlink auditing: where has my option to disable it gone? - Hyperlink auditing is not a new way to track website users, but it could become more popular, as many browsers are taking away user options to disable it.
Maine inches closer to shutting down ISP pay-for-privacy schemes - Unlike a data privacy proposal in the US and a new data privacy law in California, the Maine data privacy bill aimed at Internet Service Providers (ISPs) explicitly shuts down any pay-for-privacy schemes.
Leaks and breaches: a roundup - There's been some huge leaks and breaches over the last few days, impacting everything from regular logins to important financial documents. What's the fallout?
NIST’s privacy framework lets privacy tell its own story - As the Senate sits on no fewer than four data privacy bills that their own members wrote—with no plans to vote on any—and as the world’s largest social media company braces for an anticipated multibillion-dollar privacy blunder, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published what it calls a “privacy framework” draft.

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