Dozens of employers are allegedly breaking Illinois’ laws protecting unique biological information.
Netflix’s ability to extrapolate detailed and specific viewing habits from its vast data set leaves troubling questions about its employees’ access to personal customer information.
The European Commission is gearing up to propose a so-called adequacy decision with Japan to allow the free flow of data between Japan and the EU – possibly as early as January or February 2018. To assess how ready Tokyo is to meet the demands of the EU’s data protection regime, the European Parliament’s civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE) committee sent a delegation to Japan from October 30 to November 3.
When the chalk-face meets the thin blue line: handling police involvement with school staff.
Hot on the heels of the European Commission’s official review of the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, the Article 29 Working Party (Working Party) of EU data protection regulators has issued its own report on the matter.
The Commission gave it the official (if lukewarm) ok in October, following the first annual review. Last week it was time for the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) to have its say. The overall verdict: OK but could do better. This is backed up by a threat to mount a legal challenge.
A federal judge threw out allegations that Facebook violated users’ privacy by tracking them via the like button, even when they were logged out of the social networking service.
As machine learning becomes more powerful, the field’s researchers increasingly find themselves unable to account for what their algorithms know — or how they know it.
Like the idea of Amazon Echo and Google Home, but feel uneasy about all that recording? Here’s what they listen to—and how to delete it.
Image-sharing website Imgur has confirmed that the emails and passwords of 1.7 million users were compromised in 2014.