Tag Archives: Privacy

Evernote changes its privacy policy — and once again alarms its users

Let me start by saying that I’ve been a happy and consistent user of Evernote for as long as it’s been around. In fact, the first entry that I made in Evernote dates from late May, 2008, and contains notes … Continue reading

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A second Privacy Shield legal challenge increases threat to EU-US data flows

The Privacy Shield transatlantic data transfer deal is now caught in a pincer action: A week after it emerged that Irish digital rights activists had filed suit to annul the deal come reports that a French campaign group has begun … Continue reading

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Privacy group shoots legal arrow at Privacy Shield

Privacy Shield, the legal agreement allowing businesses to export Europeans’ personal information to the U.S., is under fire. An Irish privacy advocacy group has challenged the adoption of the decision in the EU’s second-highest court, Reuters reported Thursday, citing sources … Continue reading

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Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting

Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone. It’s an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, … Continue reading

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EU prepares to raise Privacy Shield over data transfers to U.S.

European Union officials are set to give final approval to a new EU-U.S. data transfer agreement early next week, after member states gave their approval to an updated text on Friday. Privacy Shield is intended to replace the Safe Harbor … Continue reading

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A popular cloud privacy bill stalls in the Senate

A bill to give email and other documents stored in the cloud new protections from government searches may be dead in the U.S. Senate over a proposed amendment to expand the FBI’s surveillance powers. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act … Continue reading

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In rare unanimous move, House passes bill to protect email and cloud privacy

The U.S. House of Representatives, in a rare unanimous vote, has approved a bill to strengthen privacy protections for email and other data stored in the cloud. The Email Privacy Act would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants … Continue reading

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Microsoft Sues Justice Department, AG Over Cloud Privacy

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, stating that the same rules that apply to search and seizure in an office should apply to its cloud. InformationWeek: Cloud

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What businesses should know about Privacy Shield

U.S. businesses may take some comfort from the fact that a successor to the Safe Harbor agreement has finally been named, but at this point, they shouldn’t get too comfortable. Since it was first announced on Tuesday, the EU-U.S. Privacy … Continue reading

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EFF Accuses Google Of Violating Student Privacy

A complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission by the Electronic Frontier Foundation claims Google isn’t living up to its pledge to protect student privacy. InformationWeek: Cloud

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