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June 2019 Privacy Misleader Board - Privacy Monitor

June 2019 Privacy Misleader Board - Privacy Monitor | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
The worst data privacy clauses our attorneys found in June 2019.
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Privacy Monitor publishes this once a month, and it's based on the privacy Ts & Cs of major online entities. Revealing, and a benchmark to use so as to properly align your privacy guidelines.

 

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The true value of digital privacy: are consumers selling themselves short? | Kaspersky official blog

The true value of digital privacy: are consumers selling themselves short? | Kaspersky official blog | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
Introduction Sharing personal and valuable information online has become essential in modern life. A decade ago, the majority of organizations were still prepared to interact with their customers…
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In a word: yes!

 

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'Tinder', 'Match.com', And Other Dating Apps Are Collecting Data From Your Chat History — Z6 Mag

'Tinder', 'Match.com', And Other Dating Apps Are Collecting Data From Your Chat History — Z6 Mag | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
Dating apps have been growing in popularity, especially among millennials, but it appears that with a new study, dating apps aren’t just building new relationships; they’re also sneakily collecting data from users and selling them to third parties.

A ProPrivacy.com survey revealed that more than 70% of users of the popular dating website, Match.com, are vulnerable to data mining. But the researchers said that, amidst the risks that come with signing on to dating apps and websites, users still do it because they are unaware of how much data these apps are collecting from them and how they use it.
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Is caring about data privacy the new conspicuous consumption? - Fast Company

Is caring about data privacy the new conspicuous consumption? - Fast Company | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
How much is digital privacy worth to you? I’m going to go out on a limb and bet that if you had to put a price tag on your privacy—as in, how many actual dollars you’d be willing to part with in order to make sure that Big Tech can’t collect any data on you—that price tag would be pretty close to zero. Even the very concerned wonks at The Atlantic admit it: “Privacy” is abstract, confusing, and hard to sell to regular people who may have heard that “surveillance capitalism” is totes not cool, but still use Gmail and smartphones anyway.

Which is why the makers of Winston aren’t bothering to try. Instead, they’re embracing the fact that, at least for now, simply caring about “the privacy problem” denotes privilege—and the best way to sell a solution is as a luxury good. Winston’s CEO, Richard Stokes, uses the word “premium product,” but what else would you call an “online privacy device” that costs $250 retail (plus $99 per year in ongoing software subscription fees)?
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It's the other way around.

 

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Retailers Walking A Tightrope Between Data Privacy and Personalization - Forbes

Retailers Walking A Tightrope Between Data Privacy and Personalization - Forbes | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
Retail is walking a fine line as consumers want to have their cake and eat it, too. According to recent research, while most consumers in the United States would welcome personal data protection rights similar to GDPR, research from Segment found that on average, 71% of consumers express some level of frustration when their experience is impersonal. The same report found that 49% of consumers have purchased a product that they did not initially intend to buy after receiving a personalized product recommendation from a brand.
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It's not a fine line, and the solution is fairly easy: just give ownership of the data to the Consumer (just as CYDigital does).

 

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How to Completely Remove Your Private Information From The Web - Mashable

How to Completely Remove Your Private Information From The Web - Mashable | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
A good first stop is the World Privacy Forum, a nonprofit "dedicated to reimagining privacy in a digital era." The organization has an extremely detailed opt-out list for data brokers, with the respective links and steps needed to remove your info from the companies' clutches. More broadly, the WPF put together what it calls the top 10 opt-outs — a detailed step-by-step guide to pulling your information from the data brokers of the world.

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A good first step...of many steps.

 

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Self-sovereign ID key to data privacy - ComputerWeekly

Self-sovereign ID key to data privacy - ComputerWeekly | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
In a world where it is possible to connect personally identifiable information (PII) from a wide variety of sources in many different ways, Dow said it is time to re-think how identity is managed.

“In the face of record data breaches, hacking and problems with centralised data, customers are more vulnerable than ever before,” she said, adding that an experiment has shown that even with the highest privacy setting on Facebook, downloading a pregnancy app results in being flooded with content related to motherhood.

“How organisations collect and process data to personalise services is going to make the difference between gaining trust, getting fined and even getting fired,” said Dow. “There is enormous responsibility in developing these systems.”

On the positive side, Dow said there are some “great new technology possibilities” that include things such as self-sovereign or self-manged identity and zero knowledge proofs. “There are opportunities for us to start changing the way the identity stack looks so that we can unlock [personal] data with greater trust,” she added.
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That's only a portion of the larger equation. MIA: a means by which the Consumer can capture their data. 

 

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Amazon Lied About Giving Alexa Listeners Customer Details?

Amazon Lied About Giving Alexa Listeners Customer Details? | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
Amazon team members speaking under the conditions of anonymity have now come forward to reveal that Alexa Data Services employees listening in on Alexa interactions are granted access to customer location data, Bloomberg reports. Specifically, the recordings that the employees listen to are associated with longitude and latitude data, corresponding to the user's location when the interaction occurred.

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If true, the greatest of all privacy violation (outside of physical peeping).

 

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TikTok Owner Musical.ly Fined $5.7 Million Over Child Privacy

TikTok Owner Musical.ly Fined $5.7 Million Over Child Privacy | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
Whether in its former life as lip-synching app Musical.ly or its current rebrand as TikTok, the short-form video platform has always courted a youthful demographic. And in the past, its stance on obtaining user consent was, let’s say, inattentive. For both these reasons, it’s now the recipient of the largest civil penalty for violating the online privacy of children.
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Data collection abuse is epidemic. There are other models that include everyone in the value chain.

 

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10 tips to keep your data private

10 tips to keep your data private | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
It’s not just keeping your data protected from corporate fat cats, either: Scammers, fraudulent sites, hackers, and spammers can slip into any crack you haven’t sealed. It sounds like a cheesy horror movie, but the reality is that data breaches are happening on bigger scales every day and if you’re going to ford the waters of the Internet you need to start wearing a life preserver. Here are 10 tips that should keep your data private in 2019.

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Why data, not privacy, is the real danger

Why data, not privacy, is the real danger | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
But this sort of data is so powerful that it produces results far more powerful than traditional advertising. For instance, Facebook offers the chance to pay not just for a certain audience size, but an actual business outcome, like a sale, an app download, or a newsletter subscription. Once upon a time advertisers paid a “CPM” — cost per thousand views — for a marketing campaign.That was just the chance to get in front of people. Now Facebook offers a rate based on “CPA,” or “cost per action,” a once-unimaginable metric offered because the company is so confident in its understanding of people and their preferences that Facebook can essentially guarantee a certain number of people will do certain things.

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I Cut Google Out Of My Life. It Screwed Up Everything

I Cut Google Out Of My Life. It Screwed Up Everything | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
I’m saying goodbye to all that this week. As part of an experiment to live without the tech giants, I’m cutting Google from my life both by abandoning its products and by preventing myself, technologically, from interacting with the company in any way. Engineer Dhruv Mehrotra built a virtual private network, or VPN, for me that prevents my phone, computers, and smart devices from communicating with the 8,699,648 IP addresses controlled by Google. This will cause some huge headaches for me: The company has created countless genuinely useful products, some that we use intentionally and some invisibly. The trade-off? Google tracks us everywhere.
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It ain't easy.

 

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As Technology Advances, What Will Happen With Online Privacy?

As Technology Advances, What Will Happen With Online Privacy? | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it

So what happens to our personal data, identity, reputation, and privacy in this digital, connected world? Unclear. Our privacy laws in the United States are based on antiquated notions of notice and choice, and are completely inadequate to address this rapid evolution in technology, computer science, and artificial intelligence. Although Congress is now debating new Federal privacy legislation, I’m not optimistic that policymakers will be able to craft a law that will address these issues in a meaningful way — if they can create any law at all. There are too many stakeholders involved in the debate, each protecting their own economic self interest and competitive advantage in the marketplace. And the issues are complex. Add to this the pathetic fact that companies in 2019 can’t seem to protect or secure any data, much less our sensitive personal data.

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Disappointing: "I’m not optimistic that policymakers will be able to craft a law that will address these issues in a meaningful way — if they can create any law at all."

 

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Two thirds of Irish adults fear data is being sold without consent

Two thirds of Irish adults fear data is being sold without consent | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
More than two thirds of Irish adults fear their data is being sold off without their knowledge, and the majority would reconsider buying a product if it requested too much personal information, a new survey has found.

The study, which was carried out by IT Tralee and Fexco, found 65 per cent were concerned that their right to privacy is being compromised through the use of their personal data by companies.

But despite this, there was a disconnect between people’s fears and their knowledge of the rules governing data collection. Only one fifth were aware of what happened to the personal data collected by companies, and only 22 per cent knew how long companies could hold on to it.

There was a significant level of distrust for authority, with around half saying they believe the government holds too much of their personal data, and almost 20 per cent believing the same of their employer. Some 88 per cent said they thought companies were collecting too much data, and 81 per cent said they may not buy a product or service if the data it requested felt invasive.
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They know it, they see it, they don't like it, but there's nothing they can do about it.

 

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