You may have noticed your inbox filling up with privacy notices and pop-up windows on your favorite websites alerting you to cookies they are using. You're not alone. We are all seeing it. The question is why?If you live in the United States, you may never have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but it is something most businesses are taking note of for a very good reason. The GDPR is essentially a set of rules governing the collection and storage of all private information online for citizens of the European Union. It was passed in April of 2016, but it go into full enforcement until today, May 25, 2018.Anyone who has a business with a website or app, even those who don't do business with European citizens (but especially those who do), should be aware of what the GDPR is and what it requires of them. So, here's a primer.The GDPR was designed to make the collection and storage of personal information more transparent. If you remember Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's … [Read more...] about What’s With All the Privacy Notices and Website Cookie Notifications?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Google I/O conference likely to address privacy concerns raised by Facebook scandal Google CEO Sundar Pichai may upstage product announcements at Google I/O to send a message to the public that Google takes privacy seriously. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY Published 4:49 p.m. ET May 7, 2018 | Updated 5:01 p.m. ET May 7, 2018 CLOSE Many Americans are changing the way they use social media in the aftermath of Facebook's Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (April 24) AP CONNECT TWEET … [Read more...] about Google I/O conference likely to address privacy concerns raised by Facebook scandal
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Privacy notices filling up your inbox? Here's why There's been a flood of e-mails advising Web users of privacy-policy changes. Stemming from European rules, they can help U.S. users, too. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Rob Pegoraro, Special for USA TODAY Published 6:00 a.m. ET May 1, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Almost everybody who uses an online service or app that handles their data has been getting a flood of emails advising of privacy-policy changes. And it’s not the U.S. behind the tech industry’s recent flurry of updates. Instead, the European Union has … [Read more...] about Privacy notices filling up your inbox? Here’s why
As Facebook and other internet companies deal with the fallout from security lapses before and after the presidential election, lawmakers are increasingly concerned that lax oversight is resulting in major violations of Americans’ privacy. When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before two committees earlier this month, even GOP lawmakers typically opposed to regulations said new rules to restrict the actions of Facebook and other internet companies may be necessary.That’s a bad idea. Restrictions may help establish better metes and bounds around privacy and security practices, but there will still be privacy lapses or security breaches due to, among other things, employee negligence, systems failure and the violations of agreements and those laws. Hackers and foreign governments will still find ways to infiltrate systems. We can’t stop everything, and any such legislation cannot keep pace with technological developments or individual creativity. At worst, new … [Read more...] about Why we need a ‘privacy label’ on the internet