Why only one in three organizations are GDPR compliant -- and the risks they're facing as a result ZDNet's Danny Palmer tells Karen Roby that over a year after coming into force, these three things are still causing trouble for organizations. Read more: https://zd.net/2nxbLDO Since the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in 2018, the landscape of privacy in marketing has changed considerably, ushering in a major global shift in power to consumers. B2C marketing leaders face even more challenges in the coming year and will struggle to retain access to the consumer data they depend on for their marketing and advertising practices.If you plan to use consumer data in 2020, you may need to adjust your privacy and data ethics strategies. Our predictions include:Third-party consumer data is going to come with a catch. Some data brokers and adtech vendors will struggle to comply with GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Vendors will have … [Read more...] about Predictions 2020: Privacy and data ethics bring marketing to the boardroom
Advertisement Why does our security and privacy get worse with every new technological service or gadget that’s released?Televisions get better, phones get more powerful, Internet speeds increase – almost everything tech-based is on an upwards trend in terms of quality.Everything it seems, except security. New phone? More malware Are App Stores Really Safe? How Smartphone Malware Is Filtered Out Are App Stores Really Safe? How Smartphone Malware Is Filtered Out Unless you've rooted or jailbroken, you probably don't have malware on your phone. Smartphone viruses are real, but app stores do a good job of filtering them out. How do they do this? Read More . New TV? It’s listening to you Your Smart TV is Watching You - and It's Not the Only One! Your Smart TV is Watching You - and It's Not the Only One! Are Vizio smart TVs capturing information about you and transmitting it back to Vizio without telling you about it? And if so, is this something you should … [Read more...] about 5 New Gadgets That Present New Security & Privacy Issues
The current state of rules for use of facial recognition technology is literally all over the map. Next month, the city council in Portland, Oregon will hold a public meeting about blocking use of the technology by private companies, as well as by the government. San Francisco, Oakland, Calfornia, and Somerville, Massachusetts, already have banned the use of facial recognition technology by city agencies; Seattle’s police stopped using it last year; and Detroit has said facial recognition can be used only in connection with investigation of violent crimes and home invasions (and not in real time). State governments have their own rules too. In October, California joined New Hampshire and Oregon in prohibiting law enforcement from using facial recognition and other biometric tracking technology in body cameras. Illinois passed a law that permits individuals to sue over the collection and use of a range of biometric data, including fingerprints and retinal scans as well as facial … [Read more...] about Facial Recognition Laws Are (Literally) All Over the Map
UK firms aren’t ready for a no-deal Brexit Large numbers of small and medium-sized tech businesses haven't made any preparations for the UK leaving the EU - and many believe the government isn't listening to the concerns they have ahead of Brexit. From Google's commitment to responsible technology to Microsoft's guidelines for "ethical and trustworthy AI", it is now the norm to see big tech commit to digital ethics. CXO Former Twitter CISO shares his advice for IT security hiring and cybersecurity Salesforce: Why we ditched Python for Google's Go language in Einstein Analytics What is a CIO? Everything you need to know about the Chief Information Officer explained IT security professionals are scared of their toilets (ZDNet YouTube) Facebook is 'addictive, bad for us,' says Salesforce CEO (CNET) Top 5 dos and don'ts in tech etiquette at work (TechRepublic) The concepts of "ethical frameworks" or "responsible innovation" may sound nebulous, but it is now also … [Read more...] about Big tech is thinking about digital ethics, and small businesses need to keep up
Facebook shipped tens of thousands of controllers for its new Oculus headsets with 'inappropriate easter eggs' making light of the company's privacy disasters. Nate Mitchell, Facebook's head of VR, confirmed the firm had mistakenly included 'easter egg' messages on the devices. Among the 'easter eggs' were choice phrases like 'Big Brother is Watching,' 'The Masons Were Here,' 'This Space for Rent' and 'Hi iFixit! We See You!' Scroll down for video Facebook shipped tens of thousands of controllers for its new Oculus headsets with 'inappropriate easter eggs' making light of the company's privacy disasters The easter eggs were supposedly meant to be on just the prototype controllers, but ended up making it onto 'tens of thousands of Touch controllers.' 'Unfortunately, some “easter egg” labels meant for prototypes accidentally made it onto the internal hardware for tens of thousands of Touch controllers,' Mitchell said. 'While I appreciate Easter eggs, … [Read more...] about Facebook accidentally shipped THOUSANDS of Oculus Touch controllers with joke labels such as ‘Big Brother is Watching’
Advertisement The Internet of Things holds a huge amount of promise. Every device we interact with networked in some capability, bringing cheap smart home technology to everyone. This is only one of the possibilities. Well, unfortunately, as exciting as a fully networked world sounds, the Internet of Things is consistently and woefully insecure.A group of Princeton University security researchers contend that the Internet of Things is so woefully insecure that even encrypted network traffic is easily recognizable How Does Encryption Work, and Is It Really Safe? How Does Encryption Work, and Is It Really Safe? Read More .Is there substance to their claim, or is it another “standard” IoT hit-piece? Let’s take a look.Baked InThe problem is that individual devices have individual security profiles. And some security settings come baked into the device. This means end-users are unable to change security settings.Settings that are the same for thousand of matching … [Read more...] about Is Your Smart Home at Risk From Internet of Things Vulnerabilities?