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Mark Scott / New York Times:
US, Europe reach safe harbor data deal, includes ombudsman in State Dept. for quick response to grievances; privacy rights advocates may file legal challenges   —  U.S. and Europe in ‘Safe Harbor’ Data Deal, but Legal Fight May Await  —  European officials on Tuesday agreed to a deal …
Feb 2, 2016, 10:45 AMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google launches new Data Loss Prevention tool for Google Apps Unlimited users to help keep sensitive information out of emails   —  New Google Apps Feature Helps Businesses Keep Sensitive Information Out Of Emails  —  Google is launching a new privacy tool for Google Apps Unlimited users today.
Dec 10, 2015, 8:05 AMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Google Deceptively Tracks Students' Internet Browsing, EFF Says in FTC Complaint   —  EFF Launches ‘Spying on Students’ Campaign to Raise Awareness About Privacy Risks of School Technology Tools  —  San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a complaint today …
Dec 2, 2015, 12:30 AMIn context
Google:
Google on right to be forgotten requests: 1.3M requests received with 42% of them removed, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter most impacted   —  European privacy requests for search removals  —  In a May 2014 ruling, Google Spain v AEPD and Mario Costeja González, the Court of Justice …
Nov 25, 2015, 5:50 AMIn context
Jonathan Keane / BBC:
As retailers turn to increasingly affordable facial recognition tech to fight shoplifters, privacy concerns abound   —  Catching a thief by their face  —  Retail stores are turning to facial recognition technology and customer tracking tools to fight against shoplifters.  BBC Future investigates.
Nov 23, 2015, 3:30 AMIn context
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK:
German data protection authorities to investigate data transfers from EU to US by companies like Facebook and Google   —  Germany will investigate legality of post-Safe Harbour EU-US data transfers immediately  —  Hamburg's commissioner for Data Privacy and Freedom of Information is spearheading the checks on US companies.
Oct 27, 2015, 8:35 PMIn context
Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge:
After EU Safe Harbor ruling, Amazon, Salesforce, Microsoft, Google, others use Model Clauses for compliance, but these contract changes are cumbersome for many   —  Safe Harbor Ruling Leaves Data Center Operators in Ambiguity  —  Europe's annulment of the framework that made it easy …
Oct 11, 2015, 4:20 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Google Here project enabling third parties to send proximity based Maps alerts via beacons was killed due to privacy concerns, doubts about demand   —  Google shut down a secret Google Maps project called ‘Google Here’  —  Google GOOG was set to launch a new product that added context to one of its most successful apps, Google Maps.
Sep 1, 2015, 8:30 AMIn context
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google to app developers: iOS 9 privacy feature that forces HTTPS can break ads, so add an exception to allow ads to be delivered over HTTP   —  Google Tells Developers How to Get Around Apple's New Security Rules So They Can Keep Selling Ads  —  Apple says it cares a lot about privacy.
Aug 28, 2015, 6:25 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google partners with Silent Circle, the makers of privacy-focused Blackphone, and eight carriers on its Android for Work program   —  Google Adds 8 Carriers To Its Android For Work Partner Ecosystem  —  Google's Android for Work program makes it easier for businesses to allow their employees …
Jul 30, 2015, 8:45 PMIn context

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