Online privacy in 2019: a legislative review

Americans enjoy no federal rights to access their data, correct their data, easily move their data from one company to another, or individually sue a company that invades their private lives online. Several US Senators want to change that.

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A week in security (November 25 – December 1)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from November 25 – December 1, including the concept of “data as property”, the increasing creativity of sextortion scammers, and the security risks of switching to “healthcare for all” policies in the US.

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‘Data as property’ promises fix for privacy problems, but could deepen inequality

Data property supporters in the US argue that, through data payments, Americans could rebalance the relationship they have with the technology industry, giving them more control over their data privacy and putting some extra money in their pockets. But the cost to privacy, some say, is too high.

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