Many experts say lack of trust won’t hinder increased public reliance on the internet. Some expect trust to grow as tech and regulatory changes arise; others think it will worsen or maybe change entirely.
Responding to to China’s new cybersecurity regulations that require companies keep citizens’ data within the country’s borders Apple is opening a data center there. However, this move could threaten to disrupt the free flow of information over the internet.
A German law requiring internet service providers to store data on internet and telephone usage for up to 10 weeks is not compatible with EU law, a German court has ruled.
Under pressure from governments to counter inappropriate content, the social media company will pair new technology with human moderators.
The country is cracking down on the use of encryption for instant messaging, as well as on potentially extremist material that circulates across social media.
As part of the Web Transparency and Accountability Project, we’ve been visiting the web’s top 1 million sites every month using our open-source privacy measurement tool OpenWPM . This has led to numerous worrying findings such as the systematic abuse of newly introduced web features for fingerprinting, leading to better privacy tools and occasionally strong responses from browser vendors.
Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency.
On May 12, 2017, a massive ransomware attack, known as “WannaCry,” began affecting tens of thousands of computer systems in over 100 countries. These types of incidents can have significant legal implications for affected entities and industries for whom data access and continuity is critical.
IEEE Standards Association Announces Initiative Designed to Protect Digital Identity for the Global Community
IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the launch of a new IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections (IC) program: Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency. The program will convene technology innovators, industry movers, policy and legal experts, and leading academic researchers to build consensus on creating standards that encompass ethical considerations around consumer and patient data.