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Apple gives U.S. users tool to see what data it has collected

Apple on Wednesday rolled out an online tool to users in the United States and several other countries to download, change or delete all the data that the iPhone maker has collected on them. It also gives users a simpler way to make changes to the data, suspend their Apple account or even permanently delete it. Previously such tool was available to users in the European Union and was built in response to the region’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Source: Apple gives U.S. users tool to see what data it has collected | Reuters

‘Do Not Track’ Privacy Tool Doesn’t Do Anything

When you go into the privacy settings on your browser, there’s a little option there to turn on the “Do Not Track” function, which will send an invisible request on your behalf to all the websites you visit telling them not to track you. A reasonable person might think that enabling it will stop a porn site from keeping track of what she watches, or keep Facebook from collecting the addresses of all the places she visits on the internet, or prevent third-party trackers she’s never heard of from following her from site to site. However, the vast majority of sites ignore it.

Source: ‘Do Not Track’ Privacy Tool Doesn’t Do Anything

Data Quality Management: the key to successfully implementing GDPR

If your data is not accurate, complete and consistent it can lead to major missteps when making business decisions. Gartner estimates the average financial impact of poor data quality on businesses at $15 million annually, which means you cannot afford to not make data quality management a priority especially now that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards have been rolled out. With GDPR, the way in which organisations can use their data now comes with restrictions. To ensure compliance with GDPR, data quality management must be implemented in organisations to operate correctly and use data in line with regulations.

Source: Data Quality Management: the key to successfully implementing GDPR

CNIL publishes initial analysis on Blockchain and GDPR

Many questions surround the Blockchain’s compatibility with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The French Data Protection Supervisory Authority (the CNIL) has recently published its initial thoughts on this topic, providing some responses and practical recommendations on how the usage of a blockchain may be compatible with GDPR and more generally Data Protection Law, taking into account the “constraints” imposed by such technology.

Full article: FRANCE: CNIL publishes initial analysis on Blockchain and GDPR

Walmart Sued for Alleged Sharing of Video Purchase Data With Facebook

Walmart Inc. allegedly shared information on customers’ DVD and video game purchases with a third party without their consent, in violation of a federal video privacy law, two customers alleged in a lawsuit against the retail giant.

The plaintiffs alleged that Walmart installed Facebook Pixel, an advertising analytics tool, on Walmart.com. The tool “systematically” disclosed customers’ Facebook identities and information about specific products customers purchased when they bought DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, video games, and other videos, the plaintiffs alleged.

Source: Walmart Sued; Allegedly Shared Video Purchase Data With Facebook | Bloomberg Law

Is It Really Possible to Use the Internet Privately?

There are many resources to limit your exposure to threats on the internet. There are countless ways to control what sites can see about you and your internet behavior. As with most things, it’s impossible to be 100% safe, but by installing a few browser extensions and making some safer choices, you can be more confident about your privacy.

Full article: Is It Really Possible to Use the Internet Privately?

The perils of employee-collaboration tools and how to avoid them

Today, the rise of flexible work schedules, job shares and teleworking, has created much desired flexibility for many workers. In order to accommodate this growing trend, employers are investing in online collaboration tools in which employees who are separated by time or space are able to efficiently work together. The utility and efficiency of online shared workspace is undeniable. However, also undeniable is the inherent privacy risk that these collaboration tools create.

Full article: The perils of employee-collaboration tools and how to avoid them

Fitbit data leads to arrest of 90-year-old in stepdaughter’s murder

on Saturday, September 8th, at 3:20 pm, Karen Navarra’s Fitbit recorded her heart rate spiking. Within 8 minutes, the 67-year-old California woman’s heart beat rapidly slowed. At 3:28 pm, her heart rate ceased to register at all. She was dead.

Two pieces of technology led police to charge Ms. Navarro’s stepfather, Anthony Aiello, with allegedly having murdered her. Besides the Fitbit records, there are also surveillance videos that refuted Aiello’s version of events.

Full article: Fitbit data leads to arrest of 90-year-old in stepdaughter’s murder – Naked Security

The Newest Password Technology Is Making Your Phone Easier for Police to Search

For the first time, police have compelled a suspect to unlock his phone using Face ID. The case reveals an interesting inversion: More advanced password technology is less protected from police seizure.

Full article: face-recognition-iphone-unlock-police-force – The Atlantic

How PrivacyChain could solve one of consent management’s biggest problems

The new privacy blockchain proposal — announced last week by the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Tech Lab in conjunction with identity resolution provider LiveRamp — could solve one of the biggest problems of consent management.

When a user allows a publisher to use her info for marketing or ads, the consent info is passed via a TCF-suitable consent management platform to vendors who have been approved by the publisher, such as ad exchanges, data management platforms, tag management platforms and so on. But those vendors could share the info with other vendors, or there might be vendors on the web site who got hold of the info without the publisher’s knowledge.

Full article: How the IAB Tech Lab’s new PrivacyChain could solve one of consent management’s biggest problems – MarTech Today

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