In an increasingly virtual world — digital footprints have expanded exponentially since the pandemic — big data, or any dataset that holds confidential information or intellectual property, is the next asset to be weaponized.
Despite the cookie banners (and the cryptic explanations for how data is used), more than half of respondents in a consumer privacy study say there’s no transparency into data practices, and 64% say they believe that they have no control.
The EU privacy watchdog opened 2022 with an order to Europol to delete stored data on persons not connected to or involved with a crime. But a mid-2022 reform of Europol's governing regulations retroactively legalized this data practice.
A recent leak of audio meetings in which TikTok staff appear to admit to previously undisclosed data practices has some members of Congress calling for an FTC investigation.
The DuckDuckGo disclosure is an opportunity to reflect, for individuals and companies alike. As an individual, who defines what privacy means to you? As an organization, is your internal definition of "user privacy" consistent with what your users expect?
The FTC is expanding its investigations into the business dealings of Big Tech. Nine of the industry's biggest names have been asked to provide the agency with information about their data practices.