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Consumers say they want much more control over their personal data

Janrain, which polled more than 1,000 U.S. consumers. The survey found that  two-thirds of US adults want government to pass laws that provide them with “greater privacy, security and control of their personal data.”

46 percent of consumers were willing to forgive a company that was a “victim of a data security breach,” if that company immediately notified them. Another 42 percent would “possibly” be willing to forgive.

However the bulk of the results show that consumers are clearly ambivalent about the companies they interact with, especially online, and the majority want much more control over their data.

Source: Consumers say they want much more control over their personal data – MarTech Today

Do you know your data breach response?

Insurance is something you buy but hope you never need. In the event of an incident, you want to have a smooth process in place so that you can get back up and running as quickly as possible. So, alongside your compliance procedures, it’s also important to put a process in place for any potential breach and keep it up to date over time. Even organisations with the best security and privacy preparations in place will face incidents, due to the sheer volume of new security flaws being discovered.

Full article: Do you know your data breach response?

Regulator in Ireland asks for more knowledge on Google+ data breach

The Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) is to ask Google for more details regarding a bug which led to the revealing of 500,000 Google+ users this week, a CNBC report reveals. The ubiquitous search engine giant took to social media on Monday to disclose the issue to the world, admitting that the glitch meant tech developers could access Google+ users’ personal details.

Source: Regulator in Ireland asks for more knowledge on Google+ data breach

Nearly half of enterprise brands believe they are at risk of a website data breach

Recent research has revealed that nearly half (46%) of enterprises believe they have a probable (or greater) risk of a website data breach. 15%of enterprises also admitted that they have a definite, known risk. 67% have not evaluated, considered, or yet implemented marketing security for their website.

Source: Nearly half of enterprise brands believe they are at risk of a website data breach

How One Privacy-First Search Engine Is Benefiting From Google’s Mistakes

DuckDuckGo is a pro-privacy company taking an aggressive stance on not tracking people across all corners of the internet. One has to wonder if its product practically markets itself in 2018. With an endless parade of headlines centered around violations of user privacy by the likes of Google and Facebook, it’s no wonder DuckDuckGo experienced 50% growth in the last year, with its daily searches crossing the 30 million mark.

Source: How One Privacy-First Search Engine Is Benefiting From Google’s Mistakes

How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

Facebook set up a website that its 2 billion global users can use to check if their accounts have been accessed, and if so, exactly what information was stolen. It will also provide guidance on how to spot and deal with suspicious emails or texts. Facebook will also send messages directly to those people affected by the hack.

On that page, following some preliminary information about the investigation, the question “Is my Facebook account impacted by this security issue?” appears midway down. It will also provide information specific to your account if you’re logged into Facebook.

Source: How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account

Google promises tighter and better privacy controls

Google announced plans to improve privacy for customers on Android, Gmail, and other services and apps that make use of Google account data.

The company published findings of an internal project called Strobe; it used the project to analyze how third-party developers interact with Google account and Android device data, and whether interactions affected user privacy.

Google made the decision to shut down Google+, the company’s social networking service, and make a number of other changes to strengthen user privacy by limiting developers or changing existing workflows.

Source: Google promises tighter and better privacy controls – gHacks Tech News

Google taking new steps to prevent malicious Chrome extensions

Google has announced plans to further restrict Chrome extensions in a bid to crack down on the number of malicious extensions found in the Chrome Web Store. The first new measure is to give the users of extensions greater control over which sites extensions can access. The other measures are applied to the extension development process.

Source: Google taking new steps to prevent malicious Chrome extensions | Ars Technica

Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index , a global database of public data breaches, revealing 945 data breaches led to 4.5 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018. A total of six social media breaches, including the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook incident, accounted for over 56% of total records compromised.

Source: Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018

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