Sites you visit, applications you use and services you take all have privacy policies – but what are they and why are they important, despite many people just check boxing them? Continue reading
Security Boulevard has a great piece unpacking the terminology behind privacy. Including- what is meant by data privacy as opposed to data protection? What is the significance of this?
The terminology used around privacy has been changing as fast as the privacy landscape has. In this context it is important to keep ahead of the language used to formulate and express privacy ideas. Security Boulevard does just that in its recent post.
It’s definition typically focuses on the zonal nature of privacy. Thus the fact that it can be lost, breached or reformulated.
As of 26 November 2019 TPP’s Founder Suneet Sharma has launched the Law and Games Blog. This blog is focused on content creators and their legal rights.
The move comes following Suneet taking up the position of Legal Executice at game developer and publisher Sega. We hope you will find it informative.
Suneet will continue to run TPP and post weekly privacy oriented content.
The article considers the privacy implications of crypto-currency transactions. It highlights the issues surrounding logging each transaction in a publically available manner and concerns around behavioural modelling.
The article considers the providers Monero and Zcash in particular.
Google Cloud has been providing Ascension, the second biggest healthcare provider in the US, with cloud infrastructure services since July 2019. Providing software services to healthcare providers to facilitate the secure management of patient data is not uncommon for Google. The services Ascension are taking are similarly commonplace- the migration of data to Google Cloud, utilizing suite productivity tools and providing technological tools to Ascension’s doctors for use. What perhaps is the defining factor is the scale, with this being the largest project of its kind to date – managing data of over 50 million Americans. This was dubbed “Project Nightingale”.
The practice, which underpins the Cambridge Analytica scandal, is being reviewed by the news providers. The harvesting of political oriented data is common and is usually undertaken as part of an effort to profile users.
Facebook has been known to group users for the purposes of ads-targeting, some of which considers political interests. This allows for nuanced and in many cases, an alarming degree of differentiation and influence of users. The US legislatures have taken issue with this approach in the past.
The ICO has recently reached an agreement with Facebook over the fines put in place over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The regulator continues work into data misuse in political advertising, to which the issue of micro-targeting of political ads is central.
This was taken from the case of Puttaswamy v Union of India. The case entrenched the right to privacy under Indian law. The infographic provides a useful means for distilling the concept of privacy and it’s scope.