Mayor's office of Lisbon has been handed a $1.4 million fine by the country's data protection commission for providing the personal data of activists and organizers to foreign diplomats, including Russia’s foreign ministry.
Zhenhua data leak reveals that the firm with links to the Chinese military has scraped the personal data of at least 2.4 million targeted subjects, including national leaders, celebrities, and politically exposed persons.
Almost 30 million website owners choose Google Analytics to gather data about their visitors. But even if you trust Google’s data privacy policies, Google Analytics still may not be the best option.
Awareness of Americans on the collection, use and sale of their personal data is becoming mainstream and public attitudes are shifting strongly in the other direction.
Tinder, Grindr and OKCupid were among the dating apps found to funnel sensitive personal data like gender, age, IP address and GPS location to major advertising and behavior analytics platforms.
With collection of personal data getting harder under legislations like GDPR and CCPA, ensuring adequate data protection will be the driving factor of success for organizations of the future.
Research shows most Americans not only becoming concerned and confused but also feeling a lack of control over personal data collection and data privacy in the modern digital economy.