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Information privacy, or data privacy (or data protection), is the relationship between collection and dissemination of data, technology, the public expectation of privacy, and the legal and political issues surrounding them.

The challenge of data privacy is to utilize data while protecting individual’s privacy preferences and their personally identifiable information. The fields of data security and information security design and utilize software, hardware and human resources to address this issue. As the laws and regulations related to Privacy and Data Protection are constantly changing, it is important to keep abreast of any changes in the law and continually reassess compliance with data privacy and security regulations.

The ability to control the information one reveals about oneself over the Internet, and who can access that information, has become a growing concern. These concerns include whether email can be stored or read by third parties without consent, or whether third parties can continue to track the web sites someone has visited. Another concern is web sites which are visited collect, store, and possibly share personally identifiable information about users.

Security Researchers Challenge Claims Data Breaches Increasing

While industry reports cite a rise in data breach incidents, academic researchers find few signs that the threat is getting significantly worse. In April 2015,...

Google says it won’t Google jurors in upcoming Oracle API copyright...

Shawn Collins It was just days ago when the federal judge presiding over the upcoming Oracle v.Google API copyright trial said he was concerned that...

CRN Exclusive: Okta Extends Partner Program To Jump On Opportunity For...

Okta is teaming up with partners to take on the federal market, unveiling a targeted expansion of its partner ecosystem Wednesday to push its...

Cyber-crooks now prefer ransomware to botnets. Yep, firms are paying up

CryptoWall most prevalent nasty – survey File-encrypting ransomware has eclipsed botnets to become the main threat to enterprises, according to Trend Micro. During the fourth quarter...

Using GPS tracker, armed robbers follow casino-goer home and steal $6,000

Surrey County Council Last fall, a Maryland man’s frequent activities at a local casino resulted in robbers using a GPS tracker to follow him home.Days...

Encryption project issues 1 million free digital certificates in three months

Let's Encrypt, an organization set up to encourage broader use of encryption on the Web, has distributed 1 million free digital certificates in just...

Google Offers Tool to Help Evaluate Vendor Security

The vendor security evaluation framework provides questions that organizations need to ask to accurately assess a third-party's security and privacy readiness, Google said. Google has...

ThreatTrack Vipre Antivirus 2016

ByNeil J. Rubenking Vipre has been a name to conjure with in the antivirus business for quite some time.The product has changed over the...

Secret court approves classified rule change on how FBI can use...

On Tuesday, The Guardian reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has changed its rules regarding how it redacts Americans’ information when it...

Privacy groups want rules for how ISPs can track their customers

Some Internet service providers are building powerful tools to track customers, and the U.S.Federal Communications Commission needs to step in, privacy advocates say. Some privacy...

DOJ: Overturn iPhone Unlocking Decision

The government argues the iPhone 5s in question runs an older operating system that has been cracked before. The U.S. Justice Department has asked a...

FireLayers chooses activereach to bring its cloud application security solutions to...

and offers free assessment of cloud application security to customersHigh Wycombe, UK and HERZLIYA, Israel – 8 March 2016: Today’s organizations are increasingly reliant...