mobile device privacy apple

Changes are about to happen when it comes to mobile device privacy. Privacy advocates have long sought regulations in the U.S. to mandate opt-in requirements rather than opt-out.   In the spring, Apple will change their mobile operating system to automatically block data collection unless someone explicitly opts-in.  Some advertising experts estimate that between 50 to 75 percent of iPhone users […]

Approximately 56 percent of California voters approved The California Privacy Rights Act, known as CPRA. It will be the toughest privacy law in the U.S.

Consumer privacy behaviors

Two new research papers from OpSec Security and Consumer Reports shows how consumer privacy and cybersecurity views are evolving across the U.S.  Findings in the OpSec Security report show that cyberattacks and data breaches are pervasive, and consumers are concerned and desensitized by the volume of information compromises.  The Consumer Reports report concludes that consumers believe companies are primarily responsible for protecting the personal information businesses collect, store and use.  […]

There are many unanswered questions about the coronavirus impacts in the United States, some of which center around how schools will reopen for the fall term. K-12 school districts in many areas are scheduled to resume classes in a matter of weeks. However, what the learning environment will look like has yet to be determined […]

It is more important than ever that consumers use strong security questions with strong security answers on their online accounts. With most people home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more consumers are required to shop online to do their food and household purchasing. That means a lot of online accounts have been and will continue […]

Schools, businesses and individuals are making drastic changes right now due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. Some of the protective measures, such as social distancing and self-isolation, translate to technology picking up the slack to keep businesses and education moving forward. However, that is leading to privacy issues particularly around kids using technology not originally intended […]

California Consumer Privacy Act

Unbeknownst to many consumers, the country’s most advanced consumer privacy act just went into effect on January 1, 2020. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) outlines some of the strongest protections for individual consumers and the companies they choose to do business with. However, some early reporting shows that a lot of people are still […]

Data Privacy Day

Save the date for this year’s Data Privacy Day! In the current always-connected digital age, it can be easy to take privacy for granted. Apps, websites, social media and even games want everything from permission to access our contacts list to invasive amounts of personal information. Even signing up for a new account can mean […]

Hacker

As this year winds down, it is important to spend a little time reflecting on the 2019 identity crimes, some of the things that went right in 2019 and the things that did not go as well. This is true for so many subjects, especially identity crime – which includes scams, fraud, data breaches, cybercrime […]