What The Panama Papers Leak Reveals About The Importance Of Encryption

Matt Muller being interviewed about the Panama Papers.

The biggest data leak in history exposed the tax shelters and financial machinations of hundreds of high-ranking government officials around the world. Known as the Panama Papers, the leak of 11.5 million files from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca to journalists shines a spotlight on the secret world of offshore tax havens. More…

Do You Know Where The Candidates Stand On Privacy?

Presidential Candidates Privacy Views

The Apple-FBI showdown over a locked iPhone has reinvigorated data privacy discussions in recent weeks. As a result, presidential candidates are clarifying and elaborating on the positions they’ve developed over the course of the campaign to date. Since we’re right in the heart of primary season, keep their positions in mind as you head to the polls. After all, the outcome of November’s election could directly affect policies that govern how your information can be used for years to come. More…

Apple Takes A Stand For Privacy

Locked Phone

The battle over encryption backdoors took an unexpected turn this week as Apple vowed to fight government pressure – specifically a court order – to hack the iPhone. The tech giant’s CEO Tim Cook has touted the company’s commitment to its users’ privacy for months, so the company’s strong stance against the government request is hardly a surprise. Watch Inflection's reaction to Cook's stand. More…

5 Privacy Must-Dos For Startups And Tech Companies

5 Privacy Must-Dos For Startups and Tech Companies

In the age of mass surveillance and big data analytics, why should startups (or any company) spend scarce resources on data privacy? Is there even any such thing anymore? There is. And Data Privacy Day is the perfect time to explore the very good reasons why every company, even scrappy startups, must invest in protecting it. More…

Connected Toys Exposed To Hack: A Call For Privacy

New Era of Interconnected Toys

When a hacker can say: “I know where 8-year-old Thomas lives, that his dog’s name is June, and that his mother’s maiden name is Smith… and I also have a picture of him,” we have a problem. Digital toymaker VTech recently fell victim to a massive data breach, in which hackers accessed profiles and personal information for more than 6 million children and nearly five million adults. More…

This Cyber Monday, Get A Deal On Safety

Cyber Monday

Since 2010, Cyber Monday has been the busiest online shopping day of the year. In the last few years, shoppers have shifted more to mobile and shop from both personal and corporate devices. Last year, companies reported a 64% increase in cyber crime compared to the previous year, and phishing attacks increase by up to 336% around this time of year. More…

Chipotle At Risk For Breach: Is Your Company Protected?

Chipotlehr.com

Chipotle almost made the news for a huge cyber attack — but the burrito business lucked out. Although the Mexican restaurant chain avoided one mess, privacy specialists are concerned by the narrow miss. More…

2016 Privacy Predictions: Customers Make Privacy A Priority

Privacy

If you’re not sure how to prioritize your customers’ privacy in 2016, Forrester Research wants you to know: “privacy will attract customers and repel regulators.” This sentence serves as the thesis for Forrester’s November 2015 report, “Predictions 2016: The Trust Imperative For Customer Insights Pros.” More…

6 Hot Topics Burning Up The Identity Ecosystem

Internet Identity Workshop

The 21st Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) held last week offered quite an extraordinary melting pot of all things identity. The conference brings together identity technologists, policy makers, and thinkers to work together on “finding, probing, and solving identity problems” twice a year. More…

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