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July 18, 2019

You downloaded FaceApp. Here’s what you’ve just done to your privacy.

Source: Seattle Times on July 17, 2019 (originally published in the Washington Post) You downloaded FaceApp. Here’s what you’ve just done to your privacy. “When an app goes viral, how can you know if it’s all good fun — or covertly violating your privacy by, say, sending your face to the Russian government? …These five…


July 2, 2019

Can Patient Data Be Truly ‘De-Identified’ for Research?

Source: ISMG Network (Data Breach Today), July 2, 2019 Can Patient Data Be Truly ‘De-Identified’ for Research? A lawsuit against the University of Chicago Medical Center and Google seeking class action status points to the important privacy and security issues raised when sharing patient data for research purposes – and whether data can be truly…


June 28, 2019

Ad Industry Presses FTC To Endorse Nationwide Privacy Rules

Source: MediaPost, June 27, 2019 Ad Industry Presses FTC To Endorse Nationwide Privacy Rules “Our country is in need of a consistent federal policy on consumer privacy that sets forth clear rules of the road that are not dependent on geography, and do not burden legitimate consumer and business interests,” the Association of National Advertisers…



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