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 [...]


Facebook’s “Sponsored Stories”

On March 29, 2012, Debbie Douez filed a class action lawsuit against social networking giant, Facebook, alleging that its “sponsored stories” advertising practice breaches British Columbian privacy law. The problem was that a Facebook “like” was being equated with consent to use a person’s name and photo in ads on their friends’ pages. Companies and organizations can pay Facebook to have these ads show up repeatedly on friends’ pages. According to the BC privacy commissioner’s office, the practice is covered under BC’s Privacy Act, BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act [...]


Facebook’s Data-Sharing Mistake

On Tuesday, January 18 2011, Facebook announced its decision to suspend the controversial feature allowing developers to access users’ home addresses and mobile numbers. The announcement comes just days after the social networking website decided to share users’ contact information with third party app developers. Privacy watchdogs have long decried Facebook’s privacy and security failings, which have affected its over 500 million users [...]


Safe Harbor in Action: CARU Example

The EU-US Safe Harbor framework was developed to facilitate the cross-border transmission of information, as well as ensure high standards of privacy protection. This article explores the implementation of these principles in context of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) Safe Harbor [...]