Privacy

ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability - Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as proposed legislation called the ACCESS Act focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to easily pack up their data and take it to a competing service. But will this actually protect privacy?
Growing rate of robocalls threatens user privacy - Robocalls aren't just a nuisance—they're a threat to personal data and privacy. And they're on the rise. Learn which new tactics scammers are using and how to protect against them.
Insurance data security laws skirt political turmoil - Across the United States, a unique approach to lawmaking has seen radical success in making data security a little bit stronger for one industry—insurance providers.
CEOs offer their own view of a US data privacy law - Should this proposed privacy law come into effect, if a company violates that law, you, your neighbor, and your family do not have the right to sue them.
YouTube ordered to cough up $170M settlement over COPPA infraction - Last week, the FTC announced its settlement with Google over YouTube’s COPPA violations, including requirements for better protecting children's data. But is it enough?
300 shades of gray: a look into free mobile VPN apps - Mobile VPN apps are one of the best tools for protecting user privacy. Unfortunately, a notable number of are deemed unsafe. Read on to find out how to assess the best mobile VPN for you.
Nextdoor neighborhood app sends letters on its users’ behalf - The Nextdoor neighborhood app sends out snail mail letters to neighbors on behalf of its users. Is this a scam—or an ill-conceived marketing plan?
How much personalization is too much? - Personalization is the new mantra of marketers—and most people are perfectly okay with that. But when does personalization cross the line into invasive? And what can uncomfortable consumers do about blocking it?
Data and device security for domestic abuse survivors - Many domestic abuse survivors need help before stalkerware strikes. Here, we give basic advice on device security and protecting sensitive data.

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