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'From the process of selection, effectivity, and data privacy, the interests of the Filipino people are put to great risk,' say progressive lawmakers pushing for the investigation
Privacy breaches are committed by health workers, local government units, ordinary citizens, says the National Privacy Commission, which is investigating cases
Naniniwala akong kahit anong warning ng mga eksperto, hangga’t hindi inabuso ang data natin, hangga’t malayo sa ating bituka, tuloy-tuloy ang paglipana at pagtangkilik sa mga app na ito
The Council of State, a French government body that is also the court of last resort for matters of administrative justice, confirms a 2019 ruling by the CNIL, the French data watchdog
Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro invites Facebook representatives to a meeting 'to seek information regarding the numerous reports of impostor Facebook accounts'
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IATF-EID warns it will revoke StaySafe's official status if the developer does not comply with new directives. Yet it was the task force itself that endorsed the app before it went through technical vetting.
But Multisys CEO David Almirol Jr admits technical and privacy assessments were not yet completed when the government adopted and promoted StaySafe
The DOJ promises it will not misuse user data that will be submitted to them in the course of an investigation
The names and passwords to access a site used to let students rate the performance of their lecturers and professors are made public in the breach
The university has a 72-hour window to send a notification to affected data subjects, according to the National Privacy Commission’s policies
Data exposed in the flaw includes users' ID numbers, location and infection status, vulnerable to hackers
Canada's competition watchdog says Facebook made Canadians believe that they were in control of their data while the company allowed data to be shared with 3rd party developers
Kevin Shepherdson, CEO of data privacy platform solutions provider Straits Interactive, shares his advice for employers and employees on creating a safe working-from-home environment during the coronavirus crisis
Zoom is rolling out a bug bounty program, and a toolbar for easily accessing features such as locking chats from strangers, and making meeting password requirements a default setting
(UPDATED) The National Privacy Commission says employers are not required to obtain consent from their employees when sharing data with the government for the relief program
Some sessions are being 'Zoom-bombed' by porn, hate images, and threatening language
The health department must continue performing its role and make that crucial call on what information is necessary to release to the public, says the National Privacy Commission
Countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore make use of high-tech solutions to track the coronavirus
Regulators check if the companies have a 'valid legal basis for processing' user data
The National Privacy Commission says Grab 'did not sufficiently identify and assess the risks posed by these systems on the rights and freedoms' of its passengers
China, which amasses its own collection of personal data, has recently tightened its scrutiny of companies that gather data from consumers
A website called Comparitech reports that the database was made available for download last week on an online hacker forum that apparently belonged to a crime group
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will give internet users the right to see what data big tech companies collect about them and with whom it is shared
A class-action lawsuit claims the app secretly vacuumed up and transferred private data to China in vast quantities
The program will be for data protection officers and compliance, legal, and information security professionals, says De La Salle University
A slew of tech entrepreneurs are bidding to turn growing consciousness about the problem of online privacy abuses into a money-making industry
The documents show, for example, how Amazon received special data access after purchasing advertising on Facebook while an app called MessageMe was denied data after growing so large it became a competitor
Facebook has failed to provide subpoenaed documents, says California's attorney general
'The problem is not data protection, it's data collection' and the blind faith that internet users must have in the internet's masters, says whistleblower Ed Snowden
When a drone is detected by the system, it sends out an interference beam that jams the drone’s connection, forcing it to return to its owner or slowly descend from its point
These bans are the result of the improper use and processing of personal data by those companies, which are accused of publicly shaming borrowers late on their repayments
National Privacy Commission Employees Association says the complaint against Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro is 'not representative of the views, thoughts, and opinions of the majority' of NPC employees
Cheap phones may be undermining your privacy, Britain's Privacy International says in new case study
Some 16 million records are available 'unprotected on the internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise,' reports say
The breach exposes citizens' full names, dates and places of birth, education levels, phone numbers and national identity card numbers
Financial technology trade association FinTechAlliance.ph seeks to rub out abusive collection practices and excessive disbursement of loans which result in heavy debt
Are targeted ads and algorithms getting too close for comfort? One writer's run-in with Miss Universe just might convince you.
The National Privacy Commission says these lending firms targeted 'the privacy of persons, practically making a profit out of people's fear of losing face and dignity'
Reports say an exposed server stored 419 million records on users across several databases – including 133 million US accounts, more than 50 million in Vietnam, and 18 million in Britain
The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount in a case involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 federal law
With the change, people will not get automatic tagging suggestions unless a user turns on face recognition on the platform
The aim of the meeting is to share knowledge and develop a framework for cooperative enforcement of data privacy laws and cross-border data flow
Facebook's new tool allows users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity
Elon Musk's Neuralink is developing a brain implant to connect people's minds directly to a computer. These mind-reading systems could affect our privacy, security, identity, equality, and personal safety.
Facebook is required to have an 'outside assessor' to monitor the handling of user data, but one professor says this 'privacy cop' faces an uphill battle to actually be effective
The Federal Trade Commission says the penalty is the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers' privacy and one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the US government for any violation
An app that makes users look older creates some privacy concerns as it stores selfies on its server, and because of its origin
The report says that the deal would be the largest penalty ever imposed by the FTC for privacy violations, though it still needs approval from the Justice Department before it is finalized.