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Tracking Online

5 Places You’re Being Tracked Online

If you often surf the Internet, casually check your emails or browse through your social media feeds, chances are you’re being tracked in some way. Whether its advertisers logging user habits and creating a profile of you, or the government potentially snooping on…

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SXSW 2016 Take Back Your Internet Event Recap

On March 12, during SXSW Interactive 2016, we hosted our 4th Annual Take Back Your Internet event. In addition to a party, we hosted a panel featuring thought leaders from the business, policy and government sides. Our panel, titled “Do You Have the Right…

FCC Privacy Rules

FCC Proposes New Privacy Rules for Internet Providers

The United States FCC proposed new privacy rules for Internet providers last week. These rules were seen by some privacy advocates as a postive step, but not favored by major telcos like AT&T. The Hill described these rules as : “forcing broadband Internet service providers…

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Germany Investigates Facebook Over Privacy Protection Laws

Facebook and Europe have been at odds over privacy before, and it seems to be happening again. Last week, Reuters reported that Germany has launched an investigation into the social network. Specifically, Germany’s competition office is investigating Facebook for “suspected abuse of market…

Google Right to be Forgotten

Google Extends Right to Be Forgotten

Google has expanded its right-to-be-forgotten rules, which allow citizens to demand the search engine remove results they deem “outdated or irrelevant.” Once removed, these results are not shown within the country any longer. There was a loophole in the law, however, which allowed people…

Dangers Public Wifi

Why You Shouldn’t Be Doing Work on ANY Public Wi-Fi

Ars Technica recently posted an article entitled “Why you probably shouldn’t be doing work on that in-flight Wi-Fi.” While we agree wholeheartedly that it’s dangerous to use Wi-Fi that doesn’t involve an encryption scheme, we don’t think the article is worded quite strongly…

Data Retention by Country

Data Retention Laws By Country

Below is a chart outlining data retention laws in various countries around the world. We have created blog posts with more detail around several of these countries, which can be accessed by clicking “Learn More” under the country name. CountryRetention DurationCurrent StatusInformation Retained…

Data Retention

What Exactly is Data Retention and How Does it Effect Me?

What is Data Retention? Data retention is something that most companies engage in. The simple act of storing customer information for the purposes of repeated billing or invoicing is “data retention.” Companies retain data for a variety of reasons, from the purely practical…

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EU Law Raises Workplace Privacy Concerns

A judgement was passed in January by the European Court of Human Rights that may set a precedent regarding if companies can legally monitor workers’ chats. This ruling came in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania, in which a worker was fired for using a…

Drone and Privacy

Are Hobbyist Drones Legally Invading Civilian Privacy?

Within the conversation of privacy in the realm of technology, drones are no stranger to controversy. There are many different models and uses for drones. They are used for an array of political, economic and social purposes – utilized by the U.S. government,…