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Data Privacy

The Monsanto Privacy Model? Monsanto and Farmer Organizations May Be Forging New Path to Data Cooperation

Nathan Newman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Both the Monsanto- and Farm Bureau-led set of privacy principles and the emerging models of farmers controlling monetization of their data may be a model of privacy that those promoting economic justice models around data use should be paying close attention to.

The Privacy Revolt: The Growing Demand for Privacy as a Service

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The privacy revolt is starting, and as more consumers become fed up with unsolicited ads and questionable marketing techniques, they'll turn to tools that help them protect their privacy and ultimately keep you from marketing to them at all. Take steps now to protect your customers -- and your business.

Why We Should All Be Thrilled About the FDA Starting to Embrace Innovation

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 03.03.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The FDA's approval of the marketing of genetics-testing company 23andMe's carrier test for Bloom syndrome affirmed the rights of consumers to drive their own healthcare decisions and procedures. But it also means that it has become urgent to develop policies to regulate the rights of companies to resell data derived from the contents of our DNA and from our medical records.

Under Armour's Purchase Of MyFinessPal: What Happened To My Data?

Julie Ask | Posted 02.16.2015 | Technology
Julie Ask

Most of us tend not to have especially deep loyalties to these myriad tools, so we might have three fitness apps on our device, collecting significantly similar data, but each with different data visualizations or other features that make them unique.

International Privacy Day: Protect Your Digital Footprint

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

Did you know that Facebook, Twitter and Google+ track your visits to any website with a displayed "Like," "Tweet" or "+1" icon, whether or not you even click one of those buttons? So how do you protect yourself from undesired data collection, and your collected data from misuse or misappropriation?

7 Cool Ways to Have Fun Online While Protecting Your Privacy

Mark Weinstein | Posted 03.25.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

I've got to be connected -- we all do today. And I've always loved tech -- particularly the helpful kind built by entrepreneurs who respect and honor their customers.

Inaction Is Tacit Approval: Why I Deleted My Uber Account

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I've realized that when I give my money to companies that not only ignore the negative effects of unchecked bro-culture but actively embrace dirty tactics to get the advantage, I have become part of the problem that I am working to eradicate.

Why the New Digital Health Apps Might Succeed Where Self-Help Fails

Rajeev Kapoor | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rajeev Kapoor

In all, the implications for powering algorithms and analyzing real-world patient data are enormous -- and they point toward more responsibility, along with freedom of choice, for the individual.

Grindr, OkCupid Are Failing To Take This Basic Security Measure, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

Top social and dating apps, including Instagram, OkCupid, GroupMe, and Grindr, could give hackers access to what users think are private messages, acc...

Training Future Cybercrime Fighters To Protect Your Thermostat

Cecily Joseph | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Cecily Joseph

We need our next generation to not only think about data protection but how to manage the sharing of data, so we can continue to enjoy and embrace this connected world.

Time for an International Convention on Government Access to Data

Brad Smith | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Brad Smith

We need an international legal framework -- an international convention -- to create surveillance and data-access rules across borders.

Private Sector Paying Price for Government Privacy Follies

Christina Gagnier | Posted 12.25.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While foreign governments may be wagging their finger at the United States for their navigation of private information beyond sovereign borders, many American companies, particularly in the technology sector, may end up paying the price for our own sovereign's transgressions.

Policies to Protect Our Data Privacy Must Be Thorough and Consistent

Rey Ramsey | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Rey Ramsey

A single email may be subject to different legal standards depending on whether it is in transit, in storage, how long it is in storage, or whether it has been opened.

The Internet Association Celebrates 2013 Data Privacy Day, Urges 113th Congress to Pass Electronic Privacy Reform

Michael Beckerman | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology
Michael Beckerman

Did you know that a law written before email was commercially available governs the way the government can access your data online?

Happy Data Privacy Day

Larry Keating | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Larry Keating

While the Internet and technology has become an extraordinary medium for commercial -- and personal publication, and we embrace it with abandon at times to satisfy our varying degrees of narcissism -- we really don't like it when we lose control of what we think is ours and ours alone.

It's Not How Much Data You Have, But How You Use It

Jules Polonetsky | Posted 03.22.2013 | Technology
Jules Polonetsky

Over the past few years, leading technology companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have extended their services to touch every bit of our digital lives.

Why Privacy Is the Future of Competition

Nick Pickles | Posted 01.01.2013 | Business
Nick Pickles

Privacy is not just a personal issue, it lies at the heart of ensuring competitive markets.

Data Privacy Day -- Version 2012

Christopher Burgess | Posted 03.30.2012 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

As we celebrate Data Privacy Day, we bear witness to a number of new privacy policies which are being presented, dare one say thrust, upon user populations for major online social networks.