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2014-01-28 08:34:40

Chief Privacy Officers of Microsoft, Intel, Facebook will Headline Impressive Speaker Lineup for the Official DPD Event to be Streamed Live Online Starting at 11:20 a.m. ET WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is officially kicking off Data Privacy Day 2014, along with federal and private sector leaders. The theme for Data Privacy Day is Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust and will be echoed during numerous local and...

2014-01-28 08:28:14

U.S. Consumer Confidence Index Shows Online Trust Hits Three-Year Low with Only 55 Percent of Internet Users Willing to Trust Most Businesses with Their Personal Data SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To kick off Data Privacy Day 2014(#DPD14), TRUSTe®, the leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company, today released its latest U.S. Consumer Confidence Index, which shows that a high proportion of U.S. adults aged 18 and older are worried about their privacy online, online...

2014-01-28 04:21:26

Online trust falls to lowest point in three years with only 55 percent of British internet users saying they trust most companies with their personal data LONDON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest edition of the annual TRUSTe Consumer Confidence Index shows that consumer online privacy concerns are growing with six in ten internet users (60 percent) more concerned about their privacy online than they were one year ago. Online trust continues to fall and the business impact is...

2014-01-24 04:21:37

Findings: technology strongly impacts business innovation including starting new businesses; developing countries believe strongly that personal tech spurs job opportunities and eliminates harmful economic gaps, boosts education. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new global survey of Internet users conducted by Microsoft Corp. reveals distinct regional findings and differing viewpoints between the developed and developing world. However, overwhelmingly the more than 10,000...

2014-01-23 11:20:06

Surveillance minimization - where surveillance is the exception, not the rule - could help rebuild public trust following revelations about the collection of personal data, according to a law academic from the University of East Anglia. Dr Paul Bernal, whose research covers privacy, surveillance and human rights, says the role of government surveillance and of surveillance by commercial groups and others must be reconsidered. He suggests surveillance minimization as a way forward and...

2014-01-23 08:21:20

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keytroller, LLC (Keytroller) a leading supplier of Electronic Safety Devices For Equipment is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a GSA Schedule 84: (GS-07F-043BA). Keytroller is now certified to supply equipment access monitoring systems that can be enabled by access key code or RFID/TWIC cards used by many Federal and Government Agencies. Acknowledging the growth in federal spending through the GSA, Keytroller will be listing...

2014-01-22 23:22:51

The Privacy Professor® shares tips to control your digital footprint. Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Gov. Terry Branstad has proclaimed Tuesday, January 28, 2014, as the fifth annual Data Privacy Day in the state of Iowa to coincide with International Data Privacy Day. This day marks an important opportunity to encourage Iowans to be aware of data privacy concerns in today’s digital society and to take steps to protect personal information. Des Moines-based and...

2014-01-22 08:33:50

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google's social network, Google+, relies on a flagrant and fundamental privacy design flaw that is an unfair business practice, Consumer Watchdog said today in a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, the nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest group said that the Internet giant's plan to link Google+ accounts to Gmail, so that a user can send an email to a Gmail account, without knowing the address...

2014-01-22 08:32:15

89 Percent Could Have Been Prevented SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), the non-profit with the mission to enhance online trust, user empowerment and innovation, today recommended a series of best practices to help prevent online data breaches and other exploits, in collaboration with high-profile brands including American Greetings Interactive, AVG, Microsoft, Publishers Clearing House, Symantec and TRUSTe. These recommendations, released...

2014-01-21 23:30:05

As the marketing industry is accused of violating privacy through market mapping, Pro UK Consultants warn consumers how some marketing companies use their information and advise customers how to protect against personal information being mapped and used for unwanted purposes. Birmingham (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Marketing technique known as mapping is being accused of violating privacy according to The Economic Times. Pro UK Consultants, who carry out event marketing strategies, have...