Privacy management software can help you increase your efficiency and accuracy by automating complex or high volumes of privacy management activities, including privacy impact assessments (PIAs)/data protection impact assessments (DPIAs), data mapping/data inventory, and enterprise assessments. How do you choose?
As much as Facebook would like to sweep the Cambridge Analytica data scandal under the rug, signs continue to mount that the company is still playing fast and loose with user data. All this raises the question of whether the 2011 FTC settlement that resulted in an 8-count consent decree actually went far enough.
Of all the legislation currently on the horizon, the Honest Ads Act seems to have the best chance of passage. The legislation is easy to understand and has bilateral support as well as the tacit support of Facebook, which is under pressure to show that it is changing and has the best interests of users at heart.
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.
Both governments and companies are shepherding the application of blockchain technology across various industries, and of particular interest is how the technology will usher in an era of blockchain contracts. While the blockchain holds promise, there are legal concerns beyond the technological benefits and challenges.
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.
GDPR requires a comprehensive approach to information security, compliance, governance and risk. Even though security tools are just one piece of the GDPR compliance puzzle, they are an important aspect of protecting consumer data privacy. What are the eight must-have security tools for maintaining GDPR compliance?
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.
Recent data breaches at Under Armour and Panera Bread has been making headlines. But the approach taken to mitigate the threat to consumers could not have been more different. One is a lesson on best practice and the other is a cautionary tale on how not to handle malicious attacks aimed at seizing consumer data.