Category: ABC’s of Privacy This Week

ABC’s of Privacy This Week-May 27,2020

Applause EU invests 49M euros for privacy, cybersecurity upgrades  According to recent reports, the European Commission has announced a 49 million euro commitment to nine projects focused on privacy and cybersecurity solutions for the bloc. The reports suggest that while five projects will relate to privacy and cybersecurity solutions for EU citizens and small- and…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week- May 20,2020

Applause Australian Parliament passes legislation offering privacy protections for COVIDSafe app According to The New Daily, the Parliament of Australia has passed legislation providing more robust privacy protections for the country’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app. According to the legislation, fines and jail time can be administered to anyone who tries to access app data illicitly,…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-May 13,2020

Applause . Harvard professor receives 2020 Knuth prize for contributions to privacy      Cynthia Dwork, a Computer Science Professor from Harvard University, has been awarded the 2020 Donald E. Knuth Prize for “fundamental and lasting contributions to computer science.” About the award, the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory said Dwork’s…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-May 6,2020

Applause . Contact tracing efforts must respect citizens’ privacy The National Post reports, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that all contact tracing efforts in Canada must respect citizens’ privacy. The Prime Minister said, “We have a number of proposals and companies working on different models that might be applicable to Canada, but as…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week-April 29,2020

Applause • EDPB adopts COVID-19 guidance on health data processing and Geo-location According to recent reports, the European Data Protection Board has released guidelines on health data processing for research purposes and using Geo-location and other tracking mechanisms to combat COVID-19.The guidelines address the legal basis for processing, cross-border data transfers, safeguards for data subject…
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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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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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