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The “Right to Be Forgotten” in the EU

The EU plans to legally limit online personal data collection to “the minimum necessary” for websites to provide their services and require “transparent disclosure” on what, how, and where information is stored and used.  As Digital Trends’ Geoff Duncan put it, “While much of the rest of the world is concerned with the complexity of […]

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Private messages on social networks: not so private after all

When it comes to keeping one-to-one messages private, is the Wiretap law wrong on rights? Keith Dawson’s recent article in IT World provides good commentary on how unclear the laws are that govern a person’s privacy on a social network’s messaging system.  Sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter provide private messaging functions for friends to […]

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Spying on consumers is a fast-growing business

Doc Searls post about the Data Bubble and the turning of the online advertising tide.

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10 ways Facebook can ruin your life (and half of a billion others)

500 million profiles means Facebook is extremely popular, but it also means 500 million have access to an enormous amount of your personal information.

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The iPad data breach: what it means for privacy online

The truth is it’s hard for Apple or ANY company to secure your personal confidential information for two key reasons…

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