Privacy


A recent GroupSolver study reveals concern among digital consumers about their personal information being collected and sold, and nearly half are willing to pay platforms to keep their data private.  Rasto Ivanic, Co-founder and CEO of GroupSolver® Every day, users’ online interactions are monitored and stored by technology companies to […]

Selling Privacy Protection Could Be a Win-Win for Big Tech ...


By Amanda Lieu, Product Marketing Manager, SEON The internet could never be just one thing. Does it allow for previously unheard-of levels of privacy, allowing anyone from political dissidents to criminals to organize anonymously? Of course. Does it also record everything we are doing, a true panopticon that is watching […]

The reality of online fraud means balancing privacy and security


By Rob Shavell, Co-Founder and CEO of Abine/DeleteMe The reality that governments, even democratically elected ones, abuse their citizens’ privacy is unsurprising. However, as the recent Pegasus scandal reveals, the way privacy is infringed upon by authorities who purport to protect it has entered a terrifying new era.  Developed by […]

The Government’s New Outsourced Surveillance Machine



By Peter Kelley OneTrust, a fast-growing data privacy, compliance and governance enterprise platform backed by leading VCs, has acquired Shared Assessments, the global membership organization dedicated to developing the best practices, education, and tools to drive third-party risk assurance.  Recent global events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and Solar Winds […]

OneTrust Acquires Shared Assessments, Third-Party Risk Management Leaders



February 2021 – Under UK law, the police are not permitted to use evidence obtained through the interception of communications but a recent Appeals Court ruling allows them to use evidence obtained by systematically hacking the supply chain of secure communications software and hardware vendors. Julian Dean, founder of the […]

Court decision legitimizes cyber attacks by the police and security ...



By Muhammad Tariq Ahmed Khan, Head of Cybersecurity Audit, Internal Audit Division, Arab National Bank There has been a misconception about privacy that confuses many people. People tend to share seemingly related or unrelated personal information online, such as birthdays, address, contact details, marriage, and holiday plans on social media. […]

Data Privacy, Good Governance, and Controls





By: Graham Joseph Penrose Guest Contributor   Facebook was ordered on the 16th February 2018, in an 84 page judgment by a Belgian court, to stop collecting certain data on users or face daily fines of €250,000, with an upper cumulative limit of €100 million. In summary Facebook must stop placing cookies on users’ computers unless: It has informed […]

Belgium Privacy Watchdog Takes 100 Million Exceptions to Facebook’s Illegal ...