Facebook Bids to Keep Data Privacy Case From EU’s Top Court

Facebook bid on Monday to block referral of a landmark privacy case to Europe’s top court by requesting a last-ditch appeal, seeking to avoid a potential ban on the legal instrument it uses to transfer users’ data to the United States. The case, taken in Ireland by privacy activist Max Schrems, is the latest to question … Read more Facebook Bids to Keep Data Privacy Case From EU’s Top Court

Facebook’s Privacy Practices During Cambridge Analytica Leak Period Had Been Cleared by PwC

HIGHLIGHTS Assessment was done for the period during which data scandal occurred Facebook has been under scrutiny from lawmakers across the world Personal data of users went in the hands of Cambridge Analytica Facebook’s privacy practices were cleared by auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in an assessment completed last year of the period in which data analytics … Read more Facebook’s Privacy Practices During Cambridge Analytica Leak Period Had Been Cleared by PwC

Facebook Bookmarks Menu Revamped to Help Find Privacy Settings More Easily

Facebook has refreshed its Bookmarks menu to let users navigate, access and make changes to their privacy settings easily. The updates will be rolled out globally over the next two weeks. Users can now access various Facebook settings, including Account Settings, Privacy Shortcuts, News Feed Preferences, Activity Log, Payments Settings and access to Help & Support, … Read more Facebook Bookmarks Menu Revamped to Help Find Privacy Settings More Easily

Facebook Privacy Debate Is Tip of the E-Commerce Iceberg, UN Says

The scandal over data privacy that is causing a headache for Facebook shows just one aspect of the huge task of preparing the world for e-commerce, the United Nations trade and development agency UNCTAD said on Wednesday. Facebook has faced a global outcry and its shares have slid in value after a whistleblower said data from millions of users … Read more Facebook Privacy Debate Is Tip of the E-Commerce Iceberg, UN Says

Tech Companies Must Prune Privacy Policies for Users: Government

With the privacy policies of tech companies running into dozens of pages and users often accepting the terms and conditions without reading them, there is an urgent need for improving privacy communication to generate nuanced consent from the users, a senior government official said here on Thursday. “There is a need for simplifying communications to … Read more Tech Companies Must Prune Privacy Policies for Users: Government

iOS 11 Beta Allows Users to Quickly Disable Touch ID Easily to Improve Privacy

User privacy is an important issue for Apple and the company has previously gone to great lengths to prove this thing. With iOS 11, the Cupertino-based company has introduced a new feature that allows users to quickly disable Touch ID by simply tapping the power button five times, in situations where they can be physically forced to unlock their device … Read more iOS 11 Beta Allows Users to Quickly Disable Touch ID Easily to Improve Privacy

WhatsApp Privacy Policy Case Referred to Constitution Bench by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Wednesday referred social media platform WhatsApp’s privacy policy matter to a Constitution bench which will hear the issue on April 18. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said the parties should appear before the Constitution bench and formulate issues to be taken up for the … Read more WhatsApp Privacy Policy Case Referred to Constitution Bench by Supreme Court

US House approves new privacy protections for email and the cloud

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Monday the Email Privacy Act, which would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants to search email and other data stored with third parties for longer than six months. The House approved the bill by voice vote, and it now goes the Senate for consideration. The Email Privacy … Read more US House approves new privacy protections for email and the cloud

Evernote updates its privacy policy to allow employees to read your notes, and you can’t opt out of this

Popular online note-taking service Evernote has announced an update to its privacy policy, allowing some of its employees to read your notes. The updated policy will come into effect starting January 23, 2017. The reason behind the move is described as: “this is primarily to make sure that our machine learning technologies are working correctly, … Read more Evernote updates its privacy policy to allow employees to read your notes, and you can’t opt out of this

How Windows 10’s data collection trades your privacy for Microsoft’s security

Windows 10’s aggressive data-collection capabilities may concern users about corporate spying, but enterprises have control that consumer-edition Windows users do not: Administrators can decide how much information gets sent back to Microsoft. But enterprises need to think twice before turning off Windows telemetry to increase corporate privacy. That’s because doing so can decrease the effectiveness … Read more How Windows 10’s data collection trades your privacy for Microsoft’s security