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New Legislation Grants Australians Ownership of Internet Data

Set to be the biggest reform to Australian consumer law in a generation, the Australian government will be introducing legislation allowing consumers to access and own their data for banking, energy and telecommunications (Internet). The Consumer Data Right legislation will allow consumers to…

Cyber Monday, Cyber Shopping

Cyber Monday: Common Threats and How to Protect Your Privacy

With Cyber Monday – one of the largest online shopping days of the year – fast approaching, protecting yourself against cyberattacks is more important than ever. Cyber Monday this year is set to become the largest online sales day in history. According to…

China's social credit score has alarming privacy implications

China’s Proposed ‘Social Credit Score’ Brings Scores of Implications for Privacy

Back in 2014, the State Council of China published a document entitled “Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System.”  While the name is fairly innocuous, the concept it presents is far from. In this document, China proposes a national trust…

There are many dangers associated with public Wi-Fi.

Don’t Use Public Wi-Fi Without Protection. Ever.

The Internet is abuzz with news of the latest Internet vulnerability, this time in a ubiquitous place – Wi-Fi Networks. While we already knew just how insecure Wi-Fi networks were, this latest discovery is raising alarm bells for a great deal of people….

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: October 2017

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)! This annual campaign takes place in the United States, and 2017 marks the event’s 14th year. NCSAM is sponsored by StaySafeOnline.org, and is supported by the US government. The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is to raise awareness about the importance…

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,…

Disney is being sued for allegedly using private data from children's smartphones to fuel their advertising campaigns.

Disney Sued for Violating Children’s Privacy in Gaming Apps

Disney has made headlines this month for allegedly violating the privacy rights of countless children. According to a recently-filed lawsuit, Disney has been collecting data from the smartphones of children using their mobile gaming apps, and then turning around and using that data to…

Hotspot Shield in Hot Water Over Deceptive Marketing, Privacy Violations

VPN provider Hotspot Shield (owned by AnchorFree) is under attack for misleading marketing and mistreatment of user information. On August 7, advocacy group Center for Democracy and Technology filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing Hotspot Shield of engaging…

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From the Frontlines of the Second Crypto Wars

We’re currently living in the midst of the Second Crypto Wars. While that may sound like the title of a campy Star Wars knock-off from the ‘80s, it’s actually the most recent iteration of a long running debate over the ubiquity of strong…

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Encrypting Your Internet Connection with VyprVPN

In the news lately, there are countless stories about governments working to crack down on encryption – using the argument that in order to ensure national security, access to encrypted communications is necessary. On the contrary, creating encryption backdoors is dangerous to national security, furthering mass surveillance…