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Cambridge Analytica Exploitation of Facebook User Data Underscores Importance of Personal Privacy

By now, even the most casual Internet users are aware of Facebook’s flat-footed response to the debacle surrounding data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. Over 50 million Facebook users were burned when Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, a psychology professor at the University of Cambridge, not…

Data Privacy Day 2016

Happy Data Privacy Day 2018

Here at Golden Frog, we’re gearing up to celebrate one of our favorite days – Data Privacy Day! Sponsored by StaySafeOnline.org and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Day is held every year on January 28th to spread awareness about data privacy…

Hotspot Shield in Hot Water Over Deceptive Marketing, Privacy Violations

Path to Privacy Arriving Just in Time?

When our friends at Golden Frog invited the Digital Privacy Alliance to guest blog, we were watching the Equifax data breach story unfold. Timing, it seems, is still everything. That old cliché feels more true today than ever, with digitally enabled live streaming,…

Senate votes down FCC privacy regulations

Congress Votes to Block Privacy Rules for ISPs: How To Protect Your Internet Data and Personal Information

Updated – March 28, 2017: The House of Representatives also voted to block the FCC privacy regulations, and the bill will now move on to the President for signature. Original Post: Last week, the Senate voted to block FCC regulations that would have prohibited broadband…

FCC Privacy Rules

FCC Passes New Rules, Increases Online Privacy Protections

At the end of October, after a long period of consideration, the FCC passed landmark rules that offer consumers unprecedented privacy protections when browsing online. These new rules restrict what information Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can collect and share, in a move that’s…

WhatsApp Encryption

WhatsApp to Share User Data with Facebook

Update – September 2016: WhatsApp has been banned from sharing data with Facebook in Germany, an official decision that comes about a month after the announcement that WhatsApp would share user data with their parent company. This ruling was put into place because the…

EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

EU To Draft Legislation Governing Privacy for Online Messaging Services

The European Commission is drafting new regulations surrounding data privacy, security and confidentiality for communicaitons conducted over the Internet and on messaging apps. These regulations will apply to instant message and Internet voice call services, including hugely-popular messaging services like Skype and WhatsApp. Currently,…

What the UK’s Departure from the EU Means for Data Privacy and Security

What the UK’s Departure from the EU Means for Data Privacy and Security

Update – June 24, 2016: After a close referendum, the UK voted yesterday in favor of leaving the EU (52% v. 48%). As people start to worry what will happen to their cybersecurity, experts are stating that Britain’s cybersecurity should not have such a…

EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

New EU Data Sharing and Collection Law Threatens Passenger Privacy

Last week, the EU passed a privacy-invasive data sharing plan for travelers coming in and out of the EU by plane. The new law not only calls for the collection of information on all travelers flying in and out of Europe; it also permit…

Microsoft

Microsoft Sues Justice Department Over Data Demands

Microsoft sued the United States Justice Department, over a common practice that forces tech companies to hand over data about their customers to the government without the customer’s knowledge. The case was filed last week to combat a law permitting agencies the ability to…