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2012-03-07 08:15:00

NEW YORK, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of several high profile data breaches and privacy incidents, a new Edelman study, "Privacy & Security: The New Drivers of Brand, Reputation and Action Global Insights 2012," reveals that concerns about data security and privacy are impacting what people buy and which companies they do business with. Data security and privacy are also pressing matters of public policy, with leaders from around the world demanding enhanced...

2012-03-05 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO and BLUE BELL, Pa., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise conference -- iPads, iPhones and Androids have revolutionized businesses. With the popularity of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, employees now have the freedom to use their personal smartphones and tablets to get work done anytime, anywhere. However, there's a growing concern on the part of employees about how much access to information a company has on their personal devices, such...

2012-02-27 07:30:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinion Security Center, a leading provider of identity theft protection services, today announced enhancements to its BreachShield service. The new enhancements are designed for all types of organizations that experience a breach and include benefits that extend the reach of the protections offered to consumers of those organizations. The first new benefit is Child Social Security Number Monitoring, which scans credit header files and...

2012-02-23 12:43:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama Administration's blueprint to protect online privacy with a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" unveiled today could provide meaningful protections, Consumer Watchdog said, but warned that the test of its effectiveness will come as the implementation unfolds. The nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest group also voiced a concern that an announced Internet industry commitment to honor "Do Not Track" could be aimed...

White House Unveils Online Privacy Bill Of Rights
2012-02-23 12:31:44

The Obama administration today unveiled a new online bill of rights intended to protect consumers´ privacy and protect their personal data when surfing the Web. The measure has already received support from a number of top Internet and tech companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, which have pledged to provide more information on how data will be gathered and used before apps are downloaded. The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights are a set of guidelines that would allow...

2012-02-23 10:08:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) today announced its support of a newly-released "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights," issued by the White House and part of a comprehensive blueprint aimed at improving consumers' privacy protections and ensuring the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth. The online privacy push comes at a time when major Internet players have come under fire for tracking consumers' activity on the Internet....

2012-02-22 15:34:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris' agreement announced today committing the leading operators of mobile application platforms to require privacy policies for applications ("apps") is a step forward, Consumer Watchdog said, but in addition "Do Not Track" regulations must be implemented to fully protect consumers. Attorney General Harris negotiated the agreement with six companies whose platforms comprise the majority of...

2012-02-09 08:31:00

BOSTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Abine, the leading provider of online privacy solutions for consumers looking to regain control over their personal information, announced today the official release of its new product, Do Not Track Plus (DNT+), a simple and effective tool that gives privacy back to consumers. DNT+ makes it easy for anyone to see when they're being tracked online and stop being profiled by social networks, large advertisers, and data collection...

2012-02-02 04:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TrustedID, a leading provider of credit and identity protection services, today announced the acquisition of Reppler.com, creator of one of the industry's most advanced reputation management and protection services. The exponential growth in social media usage brings new risks to personal identity. The information individuals make available on the Internet is increasingly an essential part in forming the opinions used to make decisions and...

2012-01-26 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education for all digital citizens and official coordinator of Data Privacy Day, will formally celebrate Data Privacy Day 2012 by hosting a privacy forum today from 9:00-11:45 a.m. ET at the George Washington University School of Law. Data Privacy Day is an annual awareness initiative that focuses on educating people about the...