Data Privacy and Protection
- February 22, 2017
Microsoft vows GDPR compliance in all cloud services when enforcement of the new EU data privacy regulation begins in May 2018, but companies still must take action to avoid fines.
- February 21, 2017
Windows 10 privacy issues remain as EU's top privacy watchdog group, the Article 29 Working Party, issues a second warning letter to Microsoft to simplify, clarify data collection.
- January 26, 2017
Microsoft notches another win in its battle to protect cloud data privacy, as an appeals court quashes the DOJ appeal over a warrant for data stored in an Ireland data center.
- January 13, 2017
New Microsoft privacy tools will give users control over the data collected on the web and within Windows. Experts hope the tools will offer data privacy transparency.
- December 19, 2016
Gas stations get an extra three years to support new chip card payments, as the EMV liability shift date for automated fuel dispensers is pushed to 2020.
- November 30, 2016
After a final push to delay changes to Rule 41 failed in the Senate, the U.S. government now has much wider authority to legally search computers whose location is unknown.
- November 18, 2016
Just two weeks before the deadline, U.S. lawmakers seek to postpone until next summer the acceptance of controversial updates to Rule 41, allowing legal access to unspecified systems.
- October 21, 2016
After a slow start, some U.S. companies are starting to address the questions and challenges of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification. But most haven't started the process.
- October 12, 2016
With EU's new privacy regulation set to take effect in May 2018, GDPR compliance may be hampered by lack of planning and awareness, Dell research finds.
- July 29, 2016
Researchers discovered attempts to snoop on dark web servers through malicious changes to Tor Project hidden services directories.
- July 15, 2016
The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework takes effect, replacing Safe Harbor for transatlantic data flows; U.S. beefs up Cyber Command.
- July 07, 2016
As the new General Data Protection Regulation privacy regulation looms, many firms face new rules and challenges to protect the privacy of EU citizens, regardless of location.
- June 24, 2016
U.S. Senate fails to pass National Security Letter regulation to enhance warrantless FBI surveillance access to metadata, including email headers and browser history.
- June 22, 2016
EFF and privacy activists oppose Rule 41 changes, while the Department of Justice claims the changes do not alter 'traditional protections' under the Fourth Amendment.
- May 27, 2016
US Reps. Poe and Conyers join Sen. Wyden's fight against changes to Rule 41 that would remove limits on government hacking, introduce companion bill to quash changes.