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Privacy by default in online services

Privacy as the default setting is one of the “seven foundational principles” of privacy by design, a concept developed back in the ’90s. PbD has been widely recognized in the business environment and subsequently became part of various legal frameworks.

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Cisco wants to balance privacy with security

To be more secure, businesses typically have to accept some level of surveillance, inviting third-party companies to track traffic and monitor network data for intruders, threats or malicious software. Cisco, announcing its “intent-based” network, said that it has found a way to detect malware hidden in encrypted traffic without decrypting, or cracking the secret code protecting the data being transmitted.

Source: Cisco wants to balance privacy with security – SFGate

‘Five Eyes’ wants technology firms to share encrypted data with security agencies

Officials from the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will meet next month to discuss plans to press technology firms to share encrypted data with security agencies, Australia’s prime minister said on Tuesday.

Source: ‘Five Eyes’ talks to focus on encryption: Australian PM | Reuters

Privacy vs. Security: Experts Debate Merits of Each in Tech-Rich World

Experts in law and national security took turns making a case for and against encryption and access to personal devices during a National Constitution Center debate June 7.

Source: Privacy vs. Security: Experts Debate Merits of Each in Tech-Rich World

ING Belgium Sees Opportunities for ‘Secret’ Sharing of Encrypted Data

Johan Smessaert, head of IT platform services at ING Belgium, tells CIO Journal that the technology would give the bank some comfort knowing that data stored in public clouds would always be encrypted even if the data was being analyzed. “This is an extra measure to be able to process data in public cloud environments without having to worry that much about there being a breach,” Mr. Smessaert said.

Source: ING Belgium Sees Opportunities for ‘Secret’ Sharing of Encrypted Data – CIO Journal. – WSJ

Homomorphic Encryption Signals the Future for Socially Valuable Research on Private Data

Encryption has become a cornerstone of the technologies that support communication, commerce, banking, and myriad other essential activities in today’s digital world. In an announcement this week, Google revealed a new marketing attribution tool that relies on a particular type of advanced encryption to allow advertisers to understand whether their online ads have resulted in in-store purchases.

Source: Homomorphic Encryption Signals the Future for Socially Valuable Research on Private Data – Future of Privacy Forum

Winning the debate on encryption — a 101 guide for politicians

Encryption is substantial part of information security. Information security, in turn, is an enabler of privacy and keeps people safe. Many politicians doesn’t understand that. So this guide tries to explain to politicians what is what in encryption.

Source: Winning the debate on encryption — a 101 guide for politicians

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