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The U.S. administration will not seek legislation at this point to counter the encryption of communications by many technology services and product vendors, but will work on a compromise with industry, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.
California Governor Jerry Brown has approved a digital privacy bill that protects people from government access to private electronic communications without a warrant.
The security breach at Samsung subsidiary LoopPay was probably more about spying than about gathering consumer data for profit.
Microsoft has cited a ruling by an European Court on transatlantic transfers of personal data as having a bearing on its litigation over turning over email held in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement.
Tuesday's ruling that struck down the most common way to legally transfer data between Europe and the U.S. didn't turn multinational companies into outlaws immediately, but they'd better start working on alternatives now.
European Commissioners took time out from discussing the plight of refugees to examine the Court of Justice's rejection of the Safe Harbor data protection agreement and were upbeat about the consequences.
The Safe Harbor agreement protected businesses exporting personal data from the EU to the US -- but a court ruling has declared it invalid, opening a legal void.
The Safe Harbor data protection agreement is invalid, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in a case brought by a European Facebook user
As corporations mine customer data for business opportunities, the EU is concerned that using algorithms instead of humans will introduce unfair practices.
A data breach at credit bureau Experian may have exposed data from T-Mobile USA on about 15 million U.S. consumers.
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and others collect data about you as you use their services. Here's what they snag, and how to stop them from doing it.
Macquairie University in Australia has told staff it will switch their email accounts from Google Apps to Microsoft's hosted Office 365 service after Google announced plans to host the data in the U.S.
Apple and Microsoft have both wheeled out fresh explanations of their privacy policies, explaining how different they are from the likes of Google and Facebook.
Privacy concerns have swirled around Windows 10 since its launch at the end of July. Microsoft responded Monday.
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