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Privacy Scott tells DMV to stop giving private investigators personal data

In response to the VTDigger story, several lawmakers say they will seek to curb the DMV’s practice of selling or giving out personal information to private companies. Federal law requires states to...

Privacy CORRECTED-Walmart favors 'reasonable controls' over collection and use of personal data

The hearing, which was also attended by companies like Microsoft, was convened to examine various legislative proposals to protect consumer data privacy. More than a dozen privacy bills have been ...

Privacy Walmart favors 'reasonable controls' over collection and use of personal data

Walmart Inc ( WMT.N) for the first time on Wednesday revealed the breadth of customer information it collects as it came out in favor of consumers having “reasonable controls” with regard to ...

Privacy Deloitte Survey: Connectivity Cravings Drive Consumer Appetite for 5G, Home Automation and More Control of Personal Data

they also expect better when it comes to their privacy and security. Seventy-two percent of consumers surveyed agree with the statement, "I'm more aware now of how my data is collected and used...

Privacy Most Brazilians believe companies don't protect their personal data

... which will be responsible for editing the data protection and privacy regulations. The bill points out that the extension will allow the ANPD's governing body to be chosen, as well as a...

Privacy India reportedly wants unrestricted access to non-personal data

This comes on the heel of the data privacy bill, which is listed to be tabled in the winter session of parliament. Apart from access to non-personal data, the bill will also tackle topics such as ...

Privacy California DMV Makes Over $50 Million a Year Selling Drivers’ Personal Data, VICE Investigation Finds

That investigation also found that DMVs were selling information to private investigators. It was unclear if California had recently sold any data to such entities. When asked by VICE if selling...

Privacy A former CIA agent wants tighter controls around how tech giants use personal data

Google and Facebook chipped away at our privacy over time. We are now trapped. "Either we must submit to this pervasive surveillance machinery -- where our data is easily weaponised to manipulate...

Privacy T-Mobile confirms customers' personal data accessed in hack

Hackers were able to steal names, billing addresses, phone numbers and account information. It's been a rough month for customers who care about their privacy, with data breaches affecting...

Privacy Most Americans fear they've lost control of their personal information, as Facebook and Google continue to dominate the online ad market

Americans are concerned and confused about data privacy even as tech companies continue making money selling users' personal data to advertisers.

Privacy T-Mobile prepaid customers have had personal data siphoned

If you're a T-Mobile prepaid customer and have just received an email from the carrier, you might want to read it instead of sending it straight to trash: the company said it has blocked off ...

Privacy Google to let sites block personalized ads under California privacy law

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Websites and apps using Google’s advertising tools will be able to block personalized ads to internet users in California and elsewhere as part of the Alphabet Inc unit’s ...

Privacy Senators ask Bezos for answers on how Amazon's smart doorbells retain videos and personal data

"These reports raise serious concerns about Ring's internal cybersecurity and privacy safeguards, particularly if employees and contractors in foreign countries have access to American consumers'...

Privacy U.S. consumers express unease over personal data collection

While global businesses have spent the past few years growing their understanding of data privacy—from the scope of personal data collection and dissemination to the legal ramifications resulting...

Privacy Apple CEO Tim Cook says there's a 'false tradeoff' between technological progress and forcing people to give up their personal data

Apple CEO Tim Cook says that you don't have to give up your privacy for technology to get better — it's a false choice that we don't have to accept.

Privacy DeleteMe expands to help journalists and media professionals protect personal information online

BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DeleteMe™, a service from The Online Privacy Company™, today announced the expansion of its DeleteMe Business Services for media organizations, helping ...

Privacy 'Kids, Cops and Computers' program put Toronto students' personal info at risk, says complaint

A complaint obtained by CBC News alleges a Toronto-based charity violated the privacy of dozens of kids by encouraging them to post personal information online. The complaint to the Toronto...

Privacy 1. How Americans think about privacy and the vulnerability of their personal data

Woman, 72 “Having control and ownership of my online data. Have control and the ability to delete information I have not explicitly given the right to use or disseminate.” – Man, 60 Another 13% ...

Privacy Americans and Privacy: Concerned, Confused and Feeling Lack of Control Over Their Personal Information

Most also feel they have little or no control over how these entities use their personal information, according to a new survey of U.S. adults by Pew Research Center that explores how Americans...

Privacy Google almost made 100,000 chest X-rays public when it realized personal data could be exposed

But the 2017 incident, which has never been reported, highlights the potential pitfalls of the tech giant's incursions into the world of sensitive health data. Over the course of planning the X-ray...