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The Privacy Advisor | Privacy products you may want to know about: October 2019 Related reading: Privacy products you may want to know about: September 2019



Tech solutions are increasingly a part of a privacy pros’ purview. Here’s a look at a crop of new privacy- and security-based tools that should perhaps be on your radar. Want your product featured? Email Joe Duball at

Android has introduced new privacy features that will be rolled out with the Android 10. The changes include new limits on third-party access to files and media, updated location privacy and preferences, and more. The updates are meant to create more transparency and increase the control that users have over their data and the capabilities they give to apps.

CyberSaint has announced the availability of the new California Consumer Privacy Act framework within its CyberStrong platform. This new release allows consumers to measure, track and report on the upcoming CCPA regulation for employees, partners, customers, management teams and boards of directors. "Privacy has emerged as a national, and international, priority for business and consumers alike,” CyberSaint CEO and Founder George Wrenn said. “Our customers are looking to adopt best practices for compliance and risk management, and it’s critical to help not only security leadership, but also CEOs and Boards of Directors proactively understand the importance, status, and implications of consumer privacy and data protection on their business.”

Hazy is a new platform that uses artificial intelligence tools for customers to create synthetic datasets out of real customer data, but the final datasets don't contain personal or identifiable information. "With Hazy, we aim to provide organizations with a way to continue developing innovative products and services using AI and machine learning, whilst treating customer data responsibly and adhering to data regulation," Hazy Co-Founder Harry Keen said. 

Vivaldi's privacy-enhancing browser is now available for Android. With Vivaldi, all user browser data is secured with end-to-end encryption, which allows syncing without sacrificing privacy. The browser also comes with "Do Not Track" and pop-up blocking features. Additionally, Vivaldi deploys a default ad-blocker for intrusive or misleading ads.


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