Tags data privacy

Meet Berla, the little-known company that can pull smartphone data from your car

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

Automobile manufacturers are pulling data from cars in little-known partnerships that allow government access to data that would otherwise be protected by smartphone security.

Uber reaches deal with FTC on consumer privacy, agrees to new program

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

Ridesharing behemoth Uber agreed Tuesday to institute "a culture of privacy," following a Federal Trade Commission investigation that revealed the company failed to take reasonable security measures to safeguard users personal data.

Former FTC lawyer: Expect fewer data breach and privacy cases under Ohlhausen

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

The Federal Trade Commission's new chairwoman will focus the agency on economic harm to consumers, meaning there will be fewer cybersecurity and privacy enforcement actions, a former FTC official says.

Google to governments: Update your data laws

by Ryan Johnston • 6 months ago

Seeking guidance in the complex arena of digital evidence management, Google's Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker proposed a new legal framework for cloud technology.

FTC pushed from Hill on hacking of smart toys, kids' privacy

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

Federal cybersecurity and privacy protections for children are not keeping up with the burgeoning data collection engaged in by "smart" toys and online games, Sen. Mark Warner said in asking the Federal Trade Commission if the law needs to be changed.

Breach database LeakedSource is down after reportedly being raided by feds

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 11 months ago

The for-profit breach database became popular as it supplied reporters with breaking news of breaches, allowed users to find if their own credentials were included and sold entire databases for cash to any buyer.

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