If You Did Not Think You Needed Privacy Before… [alert]

If you know an immigrant, and have interactions with them, you are on the radar. https://gizmodo.com/us-homeland-security-will-start-collecting-social-media-1818777094 from the article: US Homeland Security Will Start Collecting Social Media Info on All Immigrants October 18th Matt Novak (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding the kinds of information that it […]

Congress Makes It Official: Your Privacy? Gone! [alert]

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/34 Public Law No: 115-22 (04/03/2017) (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) This joint resolution nullifies the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission entitled “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services.” The rule published on December 2, 2016: […]

Impact of GDPR: Companies to be Fined for Security Failure

This is an interesting spin on the GDPR (general data protection regulation) approaching in May 2018.    Previous post on this topic. http://thehackernews.com/2017/08/data-breach-security-law.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheHackersNews+%28The+Hackers+News+-+Security+Blog%29&_m=3n.009a.1553.vw0ao0aqno.xjh If companies do not comply with the requirements they can be fined. I wonder, though, if this will increase reliance on offloading the information and security risk to insurance.   For the same reason […]