Take Note: Nevermind our Privacy Policy Change

Evernote is revisiting proposed privacy policy changes after user uproar. Makers of the archiving app announced a new policy at the end of 2016 which included Evernote employees the ability to view user notes. The kicker is that while app users could choose to opt out of that, the company policy would leave room for employees to snoop for other reasons.

The Elephant in the Room

Millions of people save text, photos, and documents on Evernote accounts to make their data available on any device. The data is stored and users may choose to share it with family members or coworkers or keep it to themselves. Notes can be pictures, voice recordings, text, [...]


Evidon Launches Mobile Privacy Solution Ad Control

This article introduces Evidon’s latest app, Ad Control, which is essentially the mobile counterpart to the ad industry’s Ad Choices self-regulatory program that permits consumers to opt-out of online-targeted [...]


Privacy Engineering: Privacy-by-Policy vs. Privacy-by-Architecture

There are two main approaches to engineering privacy protection: privacy-by-policy and privacy-by-architecture. Privacy-by-policy relies on the Fair Information Practices and notice and choice. Privacy-by-architecture leverages privacy protective technologies. While they are normally considered dichotomous, privacy experts recommend a hybrid approach that integrates these two [...]


Resisting Online Tracking: New Features & Tools

The three major internet browser providers – Mozilla, Google and Microsoft – respond to the Federal Trade Commission’s 2010 report calling for do-not-track mechanisms. The article introduces Mozilla’s Firefox do-not-track header, Google’s Chrome online tracking tool and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Tracking Protection feature, as well as other practices users may consider in order to reduce online [...]


Fair Information Practice Principles

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal [...]