By emad
Does a Company Have To Notify Me If Hackers Stole My Data From Them?

In the United States, yes, companies must disclose that information in accordance with security breach notification laws. Breaches must be reported if “sensitive personally identifying information has been acquired or is reasonably believed to have been acquired by an unauthorized person, and is reasonably likely to cause substantial harm to the individuals to whom the […]

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Do Companies Use Consumer Data to Make Product Decisions?

The short answer is “Yes.” Smart companies know that they have to constantly evolve. Keeping track of what their customers are doing and watching trends are ways to get ahead of their decision-making. Alex Stamos, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Facebook, spoke at a conference and stated that: “Mark Zuckerberg is sitting on more […]

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Is my Mobile Phone Company or Internet Service Provider (ISP) Selling Which Sites I Have Been To?

The short answer is maybe (probably, even). There have been plenty of reports that they are selling all sorts of data, possibly at an individual level, possibly at an aggregated level. In fact, the FTC has asked seven providers to provide details on the data they collect and share on consumers. They’ve requested the following […]

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Apple & Microsoft Focusing on Privacy

With the increased concern around privacy, consumers are demanding more secure/private products…and they are spending their money that way. Companies such as Microsoft and Apple have heard their concerns and are letting consumers know that they are listening. Apple has touted the iPhone’s privacy features and has even launched a credit card that enables more […]