Whether you are a user or not, you have a relationship with Facebook. With the latest revelations of the Cambridge Analytica "breach", it is becoming more and more obvious that whether you like it or not, your data will be harvested – and “sold”. Privacy choice and control is no longer fully in your hands.
No matter what future laws and regulations are imposed on Facebook, there will never be a law against storing customer data for in-company purposes. Facebook got in hot water for allowing tactics that manipulated elections. The 2056 presidential campaign could be entirely run online where Facebook likes replace votes.
The Facebook Cambridge Analytica data scandal has garnered attention worldwide for helping to spotlight a very real problem with data privacy on the Internet. CPO Magazine will be providing ongoing coverage as we believe this to be a pivotal moment which will shape the future of how tech companies use consumer data.
The average social media user would be forgiven for thinking that Facebook’s data scandal had come seemingly out of nowhere. There were security warnings from industry experts dating as far back as 2013. Using one of the APIs, a loophole reported in 2015 allows hackers to gather millions of personal data from Facebook.
The responsibilities of the privacy office include building and maintaining an effective privacy program consisting of policies, procedures, and other mechanisms, sometimes referred to as governance. Privacy office support software can assist the individuals who are responsible for these tasks.
Mozilla Internet Health Report Highlights 3 Critical Issues: Big Tech’s Growing Power, Fake News and IoT Security
Mozilla's first-ever Internet Health Report highlights the key challenges affecting the creation of an open, safe and accessible Internet – Big Tech’s growing power, the collapse of privacy especially with IoT security, and the spread of fake news. All of these challenges point to deeper problems with the Internet.
Predictive policing models have shown remarkable ability to help clamp down on illegal activity and reduce crime. But do these methods lead to systematic bias against certain minority communities or ethnic groups? IUPUI study based on real-world data shows there is no statistically significant evidence of racial bias.
Google has tried to clean up its Gmail privacy practices, saying that it will no longer use or scan Gmail content for any advertising purposes. Now, Gallo is representing consumers who never signed up for a Google account or Gmail account, but who still had their email messages read. This could be a real game-changer.
When consumers shop online many do not realize that they are not only handing over their hard-earned cash, there’s another transaction that is happening at the same time – online behavioral tracking. Data about you is being gathered, shared and analyzed to determine what you see and to shape your online experience.
Law enforcement agencies around the world are embracing new predictive policing technology that will help them spot criminals before a crime ever takes place. However, communities often have little or no idea of why or how this technology is being used, and that raises some important privacy and human rights concerns.