Are individuals more likely to allow use of their data when it’s ‘for the greater good’ – even if permission is not sought? It may be that they don’t have a choice. Even as data protection measures increase and regulatory bodies increase their ability to punish bad behaviour by data custodians, there are still some thorny issues when it comes to the moral and legal obligations governing the sharing of Big Data and personal information.
In this first part of a two-part series, we explore some of the issues around government surveillance and the search for that elusive balance between security and privacy. In this first part, we explore how serious the threat of cyber snooping by government surveillance is and why we shouldn’t panic just yet.
In this two-part series, we explore some of the issues around government surveillance and the search for that elusive balance between security and privacy. In this second part, we look at the search for that digital ‘safe place’ where privacy is assured and just why that place is becoming ever more elusive.
Congress has brought the controversial bill on internet surveillance back to the discussion room, and this time, Silicon Valley remains largely silent.
The best path forward of a cashless society is one that recognizes the privacy and surveillance risks where money has become information and data.
Use of facial recognition technology is growing in both public and private sectors amid increasing concerns over data privacy and mass surveillance.
U.S. doing an “adequate” job for Privacy Shield but could be doing more to protect the data transfer of EU users, including reform of the FISA regulations.
Misconfigured AWS buckets containing dozens of terabytes worth of social media messages were exposed to the public. The data found in Pentagon's leaked database was gathered by the U.S. military as part of their ongoing efforts to identify so called ‘persons of interest’, revealing the extent of internet surveillance.
The new “Tracking the Trackers” report showed that 79% of all websites globally are secretly tracking your online behavior. Moreover, many are, in turn, forwarding your personal information to other companies. For many, the message is clear: it’s time to take back the web and end this widespread invasion of privacy.