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1Password ‘travel mode’ keeps your passwords safe at the border but also adds risk

To protect your passwords and data from border control searches, 1Password has added a special feature – called Travel Mode – that temporarily removes all passwords, credit cards, and other stored data from a user’s devices. However, this feature also may bring some risks.

First, it deprives you of the ability to access some of your accounts. That in turn could lead to confrontations with border agents, particularly if they’re not familiar with password managers.

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Gene pattern research prompts privacy concerns

A recent study by Stanford biologists unearths new evidence that a limited selection of a person or animal’s genetic information is sufficient to significantly predict the contents of their DNA, which could have implications for working with incomplete or damaged sets of DNA, according to researchers.

Source: Gene pattern research prompts privacy concerns | Stanford Daily

Why Cross-Border Government Requests for Data Will Keep Becoming More Important

As explained in this post, technological developments are driving fundamental changes in the importance of cross-border government requests for data. There are multiple institutional mechanisms for possible reform, entirely apart from the traditional approach of Mutual legal Assistance Treaties (MLATs).

Source: Why Cross-Border Government Requests for Data Will Keep Becoming More Important – Lawfare

Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff

Google is taking targeted advertising to a whole new level.  It has started tu evaluate billions of credit-card transaction records to prove that its online ads are prompting people to make purchases – even when they happen offline in brick-and-mortar stores.

Source: Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff – The Washington Post

1Password adds a ‘travel mode’ to keep your passwords safe at the border

1Password received a handy new feature last week that allows the app to temporarily remove all passwords, credit cards, and other stored data from a user’s devices. The feature is called Travel Mode, and it was created to protect users worried about running into trouble with security agents while traveling.

Source: 1Password adds a ‘travel mode’ to keep your passwords safe at the border – The Verge

The next big personal data attack waiting to happen…

With data security of all organisations under significant threat from external actors, all organisations need to review the security of processing personal data as a matter of urgency. And such reviews must include the use of Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) as well as the Internet of Things (IoT) used in the workplace.

Source: The next big personal data attack waiting to happen… | Ardi Kolah LL.M | Pulse | LinkedIn

ICO: Open banking ‘a key way’ for banks to meet data portability duties under the GDPR

The adoption of open banking could help payment service providers (PSPs) meet their obligations under new EU data protection laws, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.

Source: ICO: Open banking ‘a key way’ for banks to meet data portability duties under the GDPR

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