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2013-02-08 08:27:29

HAMBURG, Germany, February 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, the PRIVACY EUROPE network, founded by the Hamburg company intersoft consulting services AG, will be inviting its European partners to Milan for a joint start into the new year. On 8 and 9 February, privacy officers from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Portugal, Romania, and Sweden will come together to debate the current trends affecting privacy in Europe. The meeting will concentrate on...

2013-02-07 08:31:29

NEW YORK, February 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Organization for Secure Electronic Transactions (OISTE.ORG) has been granted special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) by the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations during its 2013 regular session in New York. Founded in 1998 in Geneva, Switzerland, OISTE was created with the objectives of promoting the use and adoption of international standards to secure...

2013-02-06 16:27:31

CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In order to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing technology most people find that they must necessarily compromise their privacy. Using products like Gmail, Google Drive, Dropbox or even iTunes means that your personal data is exposed to others. Once that information has been revealed, you have absolutely no control over how it's stored, how it's used, or who it's shared with. This is not a compromise that everyone is willing to...

2013-01-28 23:00:35

New report examines how organizations can develop best practice approach to data privacy SCOTTSDALE, AZ (PRWEB) January 28, 2013 The job of protecting sensitive information has become far more difficult in recent years. One major factor behind this growing trend is the booming use of mobile devices, which has put considerable pressure on traditional network perimeter defenses. BYOD and the consumerization of IT have turned traditional endpoint security measures upside down. To help enable...

2013-01-28 08:32:27

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online, is officially kicking-off Data Privacy Day today along with Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen and other privacy and security experts from AT&T, Facebook, Intel, MasterCard, Microsoft and the federal government during a forum at The George Washington University Law...

2013-01-28 08:27:22

Canadian and Dutch data privacy guardians release findings from investigation of popular mobile app OTTAWA and THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority (College bescherming persoonsgegevens, (CBP)) today released their findings from a collaborative investigation into the handling of personal information by WhatsApp Inc., a California-based mobile app developer. The...

2013-01-28 00:20:50

LONDON, January 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest TRUSTe(R) privacy research shows that a high proportion of British internet users aged 16 to 75 remain worried about their privacy online, and user mistrust and the potential impact of privacy concerns on business is growing. The research, released to coincide with Data Privacy Day #DPD13, also shows that mobile phone privacy concerns have increased sharply over the last year with 66 percent of smartphone users more concerned...

2013-01-27 23:00:50

While conceding that privacy concerns are important, the company says it is also important to maintain access to public records. New York (PRWEB) January 27, 2013 Responding to reports that the newly sworn-in Congress plans to tackle Internet privacy legislation this term, RecordFee.com is encouraging representatives to maintain the transparency standards of the Freedom Of Information Act. “While we understand that there exists a fundamental right to privacy, we believe that the right...

2013-01-25 16:26:05

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online and official coordinator of Data Privacy Day (DPD) is partnering with Facebook to broadcast the DPD 2013 Kick-Off event online on January 28(th). The forum will explore data stewardship, privacy innovation and the implications for personal information in an on-demand mobile...

PlayStation Network Data Breach Results In Fine For Sony
2013-01-24 09:44:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In April of 2011, hackers broke into Sony´s PlayStation Network, bringing the service to its knees and exposing the personal information of millions of customers. More than a year and a half later, the Information Commissioners Office, (ICO) a British watchdog group, has fined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited £250,000, more than $395,000 USD, in response to this breach. According to the ICO, these data leaks...