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ABC’s of Privacy This Week – April 8, 2020

Applause • Zoom bolsters privacy, security safeguards The Verge reports, Zoom, the video conferencing platform, has added privacy and security aimed at halting efforts to hack or “Zoombomb” meetings. The new policies include a password-by-default safeguard that automatically requires passwords to gain entrance to any meeting or waiting room. Notwithstanding the upgrades, Zoom is still…
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ABC’s of privacy this week-April 1, 2020

Applaud CSE urges COVID-19 researchers to protect data According to The Globe and Mail, Canada’s Communications Security Establishment, a federal intelligence agency, is urging COVID-19 researchers to protect personal details as “sophisticated threat actors” may look to steal “key research toward a vaccine.” For more info: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-spy-agency-warns-canadas-coronavirus-researchers-to-look-out-for/ Apple’s Safari blocks third-party cookies. According to The…
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ABC’s of privacy this week-March 26, 2020

Applause OAIC advises employers to meet privacy obligations amid COVID-19 epidemic According to ZDNet, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has advised employers to handle personal information per the Privacy Act of 1988, even in a pandemic.  The OAIC advised that the collection, use, and disclosure of personal details should be limited to necessary…
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Automate Privacy Compliance for Work-From-Home Workers

Automate Privacy Compliance for Work-From-Home Workers Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind. Many people are working from home. The work-from-home scenario presents some privacy implications related to: Communication, Devices, Policies and Procedures, Security, and Accountability and Auditing. Businesses will have to build new compliance muscle with work-from-home workers. The appropriate automation must be used to keep…
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Data Protection Checklist for Employers – Enable Working From Home

COVID-19 has impacted business operations across the globe forcing many companies to work remotely. Working remotely has huge data privacy and security implications. We have created a basic checklist that will help employers to protect their data as employees work from home. This global pandemic could remain a threat for a prolonged period of time.…
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Data Protection Checklist When Working From Home

These are extraordinary times as we deal with COVID-19. Teams across the globe, including oneDPO, have shifted to work-from-home as a precautionary measure. Working remotely has huge data privacy and security implications. We must take data protection even more seriously as we might work from home for a prolonged period. Here is a basic checklist…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week – March 12, 2020

Applause ·     Chinese messaging platform increases privacy practices According to South China Morning Post, WeChat, a popular messaging platform, has started updating its data privacy controls, particularly the restrictions on its third-party apps. WeChat has reportedly dialed back third-party data collection rights on several developers, asking for more transparency regarding the type of information…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week – March 4, 2020

Applause ·     UK explains the approach to data adequacy in post-Brexit negotiations The UK government published its official position on several post-Brexit negotiations with the EU, including its approach to data adequacy. The government ingeminated its intention to have an independent data protection policy after the one-year transition period. In the transition period, there…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week – Feb 27, 2020

Welcome to our weekly privacy newsletter to read the latest privacy-related news from across the globe. We classify our weekly privacy newsletter into three parts namely Applause, Breaches and Current News (ABC’s) of Privacy news. For any feedback on our weekly newsletter, please feel free to send your comments to social@onedpo.com. Applause Egypt Passes Personal Data Protection Law…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week – Feb 19, 2020

Welcome to our weekly privacy newsletter to read the latest privacy-related news from across the globe. We classify our weekly privacy newsletter into three parts namely Applause, Breaches and Current News (ABC’s) of Privacy news. For any feedback on our weekly newsletter, please feel free to send your comments to social@onedpo.com. Applause Washington Privacy Bill Clears State Senate…
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