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Privacy US private equity snaps up UK companies on the cheap

The total value of acquisitions of UK companies by US private equity funds jumped 53 per cent last year to £19.9bn. According to a report by law firm Mayer Brown, the depressed valuations of UK ...

Privacy Amazon’s Ring will let users opt out of sharing data with other companies

The EFF identified four analytics firms receiving data from Ring: branch.io, mixpanel.com, appsflyer.com, and facebook.com. The data Ring was sending included “names, private IP addresses, mobile ...

Privacy Privacy Laws Are Only as Effective as the Companies Implementing Them

Voters are demanding action. A recent poll from Morning Consult found that 79 percent of registered voters said Congress should pursue a bill to better protect the online data of consumers, while...

Privacy California has a privacy law, but will companies comply?

Finally, given the lack of a private right of action covering the privacy provisions of the CCPA ... Enforcement will not start until July 1, so the attorney general must act now to put companies...

Privacy Companies financing private-school vouchers may get more tax money under a $150 million tax plan in Florida

The 89-page piece of legislation, posted publicly less than 24 hours ago, would make more than three dozen changes to nearly every corner of Florida tax law. Among the most significant changes: -- ...

Privacy Consumer Confidential: Equifax left unencrypted data open to Chinese hackers. Most big US companies are just as negligent

All Americans should be alarmed that the Chinese government allegedly was behind the 2017 hack of credit bureau Equifax, resulting in the confidential personal information of about 145 million ...

Privacy Column: Equifax left unencrypted data open to Chinese hackers. Most big U.S. companies are just as negligent

The hackers apparently exploited a software hole in Equifax’s servers. The company had failed to patch a coding vulnerability even though it knew for months that its data were at risk. Marc...

Privacy As global debate around privacy continues, companies are wise to adopt best practices

Trudeau’s announcement marked 2020 as a year in which the global debate about privacy and data protection will again figure prominently. Canada is not alone in its attention to personal data ...

Privacy Biometric Privacy In 2020: How Companies Can Comply

Biometric data privacy policies should be made publicly available, which, at a minimum, should entail inclusion in the entity’s broader online privacy policy. Companies should also update their ...

Privacy Why private companies have so few women on their boards

Organizations that support diversity on private-company boards include Him For Her, TheBoardlist, and the Athena Alliance. Gené Teare is a data evangelist at Crunchbase, conducting strategic...

Privacy Tech companies, we see through your flimsy privacy promises

There’s a reason why Data Privacy Day pisses me off. January 28 was the annual “Hallmark holiday” for cybersecurity, ostensibly a day devoted to promoting data privacy awareness and staying safe ...

Privacy Ad Companies Ask For Enforcement Delay On New Data Privacy Law

...listen to the audio... California officials now face a new challenge in their effort to tell people what information Internet companies share about them, as advertising groups try to delay ...

Privacy Internet Companies Trying to Delay Enforcement of New Digital Privacy Law

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Privacy Brexit Brings More Work for Companies to Comply With European Privacy Laws

As the U.K. leaves the European Union on Friday, companies face uncertainties about possible new costs and legal legwork to comply with data protection laws in both Europe and the U.K.

Privacy Companies urged gov to veto anti-LGBT adoption law

One email did include a private outside legal opinion forwarded to the governor's senior staff. The opinion was written by a group of attorneys with expertise on religious liberty laws.

Privacy Why Companies Should Care about Data Privacy Day

but this must be balanced with the needs of data protection and privacy compliance. The frequency with which breaches of personally identifiable information (PII) hit the headlines makes it clear...

Privacy Majority of Americans are fed up with companies selling their private data

Americans would even be willing to cough up a few extra bucks if it ensured their information would be kept private. Seventy-three percent would ... respondents think it's time to lay down the law.

Privacy Consumers Are Demanding Companies Handle Their Data Differently. Here's How Tech Entrepreneurs Should Respond

Almost everyone else is handing over the same information to Apple. Our private lives have been turned into data, and that data is now owned by a handful of large tech companies: by Google, by...

Privacy Cisco study finds huge returns for companies investing in privacy

The report shows that enterprises with mature privacy policies saw millions in tangible returns from investments in protecting their data. Privacy regulations have become all the rage since the ...

Privacy DOJ To Review Liability Law For Online Content Companies

The DOJ said in November that its antitrust review into Big Tech firms could move beyond that scope, and into areas that include consumer protection, public safety and privacy. The DOJ’s efforts...