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A look at how big tech expresses privacy to consumers
Since Facebook’s data-sharing practices came under scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica revelations, consumers and legislators have sharpened their interest in the ways big tech uses data. In response, tech companies continue to review, refine and clarify their data practices for the benefit o...
FTC looks for comments on COPPA Rule
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced it will accept comments on the effectiveness of amendments made to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule back in 2013. The COPPA Rule requires websites that collect data from users under the age of 13 to provide notice and obtain consent from paren...
Singapore creates framework for DPO competency
ZDNet reports Singapore has designed a framework that outlines core skills and ethical values data protection officers need to best serve organizations in the digital economy. The framework will help educate and train more than 500 DPOs that will take part in a yearlong pilot program. The Personal D...
Data breach affects 100M online invitation users
More than 100 million Evite users had their data exposed when hackers gained access to its servers, Bleeping Computer reports. Earlier this year, the online invitation site revealed attackers breached its servers and were able to access user information, including personal information, email address...