Tag: privacy

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Blockchain Is How We Can Protect Our Privacy in a World of Ubiquitous Surveillance

August 23, 2018

Via: Entrepreneur

We’ve seen headlines about blockchain technology adoption and witnessed increased cryptocurrency use, but the general public still lacks a basic understanding of what blockchain is and how it works. Simply put, a blockchain is a decentralized ledger of information. Any […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

The Five Most Private Cryptocurrencies

May 4, 2018

Via: Investopedia

Cryptocurrencies have gained enormous popularity due to many factors. Two important ones among those are the features of privacy and anonymity that cryptocurrency networks offer which allow a user to keep their identities as well as their transactions concealed. Amid […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

House rejects privacy limits in voting to reauthorize new warrantless surveillance law

January 12, 2018

Via: ABA Journal

The U.S. House of Representatives rejected privacy limits on Thursday when it approved a six-year extension of the law that permits warrantless surveillance of foreign targets that can also sweep up Americans’ communications. The bill reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Nevada senate approves Internet privacy bill

May 31, 2017

Via: Jurist

The Nevada Senate on Monday approved a bill requiring Internet providers to disclose what types of personal information they collect from users. Senate Bill 538 is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford and Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson. According to […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Microsoft’s Legal Team Adds New Role: Privacy Lawyer

May 5, 2017

Via: FindLaw

As hackers continue to attack companies everywhere, Microsoft has appointed a privacy lawyer to lead the company in the battle against cybercrime. Julie Brill, a former Federal Trade Commissioner, will oversee privacy and regulatory affairs for the company. She will […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Rollback of FCC privacy requirements could have broad repercussions

April 12, 2017

Via: Info World

Last week’s roll-back of FCC privacy regulations was good news for ISPs and marketers and bad news for privacy advocates. But the decision could also have an impact on enterprise cybersecurity, experts say. The FCC privacy rules repeal does not […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Why we need to encrypt everything

April 11, 2017

Via: Info World

If you’ve been paying attention lately, you’ve likely noticed that more of your everyday websites are going HTTPS by default: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and even your favorite search engine. This is a good development. For years, critics have derided default, […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Politicians’ web browsing history targeted after privacy vote

April 5, 2017

Via: Info World

Two GoFundMe campaigns have raised more than $290,000 in an effort to buy the web browsing histories of U.S. politicians after Congress voted to allow broadband providers to sell customers’ personal information without their permission. It’s unclear if those efforts […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Want privacy? Congress says you’ll have to pay for it

April 4, 2017

Via: Info World

When Congress voted down broadband privacy regulations this week, it threw data security under the bus as well. Internet users who want to protect their data can expect to pay a “privacy tax” as a result. The House voted 215-205 to […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Key battle looms in the war to protect privacy

March 16, 2017

Via: Info World

The evidence keeps mounting that the privacy of our mobile devices and our communications are under siege — if not outright moribund. This series of onslaughts is coming fromhackers, data mining companies, and especially, it seems, from our own government. The […]