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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-April 24

Applause • ICO lists privacy considerations for COVID-19 tracking tech According to recent reports, the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office has produced a list of privacy considerations for organizations as they use technology to track COVID-19. The questions, presented by Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, included whether any personal data collected is necessary and how privacy is…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-April 17

Applause FTC issues COPPA guidance for remote learning According to recent reports, as many students join the remote learning network due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Federal Trade Commission has issued Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act guidance.The guidance is to direct education technology providers and schools; they talk about protecting students’ privacy and safeguarding their…
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What Are The Challenges In Doing A Privacy Audit?

The concept of privacy confuses people. Most people share seemingly unrelated, personal details online like birthdays and holiday plans on Facebook and promotions on LinkedIn. People also share Pictures of favorite foods and people on Instagram and opinions on sensitive issues throughout social media platforms; unbeknownst to them, the privacy risk increases with every share.…
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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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