Biggest Fears in Online Privacy

WPEngine recently sponsored a study about Americans’ online privacy concerns. Currently, the greatest concern with online infiltrators is spying on financial information. The article looks at the types of information that are stored by search engines, and lists alternative services which claim not to collect or retain user [...]

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Intermediaries as Gatekeepers

It is becoming more common for internet intermediaries to take on the role of gatekeepers, policing and censoring the materials shared online. Gatekeeping obligations have been imposed by governments upon intermediaries [...]

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CISPA, Revisited

This article takes a look at the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which was approved by the US House of Representatives on Thursday, April 18, [...]

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SANS: Top Security Risks

The 2009 SANS Institute’s “Top Cyber Security Risks” report identifies some of the major risks and vulnerabilities that are commonly ignored by organizations. The top two “priority” risks are: 1) Unpatched client-side software and 2) Vulnerable internet-facing websites. The report goes on to identify some vulnerability trends and lists best practices for mitigation and control of security [...]

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Implementing the EU e-Privacy Directive: The Cookie Problem

This article explores the EU e-Privacy Directive, with a focus on the “Cookie Law,” which was passed late 2009. The Directive has yet to be fully implemented in all EU member states and the amendment of the “Cookie Law” has created additional roadblocks to harmonization of legislation across Europe.

Background: e-Privacy Directive
The European Commission’s Directive of Privacy and Electronic Communications 2002/58/EC (also referred to as the e-Privacy Directive) required that public communications providers (i.e. internet service providers and telecommunications companies) inform national regulatory authorities of any data security breach. Subscribers should also be notified if the personal data breach is likely [...]

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