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Category Archives: Data Privacy

Acxiom to allow consumers to take control of their own data

By Wenlei Ma Data brokerage giant Acxiom will make open its data on US consumers, with individuals able to access their own information. Does this herald a new era of transparency in data? Or will it confront consumers with just how much of their information is available? Acxiom will make live AboutTheData in three days

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Retailers miss out on data over distrust

By Mindi Chahal, Marketing Week A collapse in consumers’ willingness to trust retailers with personal data is stalling marketers’ drive for more targeted and relevant messages. Click here to see a bigger version of the infographic above Data has become a talking-point for most brands in terms of how to use it effectively and in

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Government Sells Your Private Data To Marketing Companies

By Ben Bullard, Personal Liberty Digest Why pay taxes when the government can use you – and your personal information – as a cash cow? By selling data about individuals to marketing companies – and who has more data on people than the government? – the state can profit handsomely. And government doesn’t need to

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Greens propose to force IT companies to disclose govt agreements

By Josh Taylor @joshgnosis The Australian Greens party has proposed requiring IT providers to release to customers the exact details of their agreements with foreign governments over the provision of customer data. Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam has outlined the Greens party’s policies for online privacy and security, unveiling five proposals aimed at protecting the

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Two-Thirds of Australian Businesses Look To Improve Regulatory Compliance

Source Hitachi Data Systems Longhaus Study With Hitachi Data Systems and Frontline Systems Highlights Opportunities and Challenges for Data Management and Retention   More than half of Australian organisations struggle to keep up with legal changes governing information management. Compliance with government and corporate regulation is a key objective for more than two-thirds (68%) in the

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Will NSA Relevations Lead To A Crackdown On Data Brokers?

By Wendy Davis Revelations about extensive surveillance by the National Security Agency should serve as a wake-up call about other types of data collection, Federal Trade Commission member Julie Brill argues in a recent op-ed. “All day long, as we surf the Web, tap at apps or power up our smartphones … we constantly add

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No, your data isn’t secure in the cloud

By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld – Macworld While online data storage services claim your data is encrypted, there are no guarantees. With recent revelations that the US Federal Government taps into the files of internet search engines, email and cloud service providers, any myth about data ‘privacy’ on the internet has been busted. Experts say there’s

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