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Privacy by Design and the Emerging Personal Data Ecosystem

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario Ann Cavoukian, with co-authors from Europe and the U.S., has released a paper, Privacy by Design and the Emerging Personal Data Ecosystem, that highlights new technologies enabling Internet users to have more control over their data. "Privacy is all about control,” Cavoukian says in a news release, adding, “that is why I am taken with the promise of the emerging Personal Data Ecosystem. New technologies…give individuals a central point of control for their personal information and the ability to decide what information to share, with whom and under what conditions.”

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Universities and Microsoft write standard privacy agreement for cloud services

Universities and Microsoft write standard privacy agreement for cloud services | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

"After several years of negotiating, a dozen colleges have reached an agreement with Microsoft that could inspire more institutions to outsource their internal communications and data storage systems to the company and its far-flung servers — even when those systems hold sensitive student and research data...

 

Microsoft on Friday announced that it had signed up Duke, Emory and Thomas Jefferson Universities and the Universities of Iowa and Washington for its new, cloud-based e-mail and work software, Office365. The deals will save the universities on infrastructure costs by migrating various internal communication and data systems to Microsoft’s servers — a move that would have been virtually impossible without resolving FERPA and HIPAA concerns."

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Inside Intel, part 2: The future IT security workforce

Inside Intel, part 2: The future IT security workforce | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

"The future workforce will look somewhat different than the current workforce, according to Alan Ross, senior principal engineer at Intel. IT security functions will likely change because computing itself is changing so much—and Intel is at work preparing for the new security landscape."


"Intel is preparing for these changes in the workforce by developing a security data scientist curriculum, and will begin training interested employees in making the transition. "We are also cross-training technologists on privacy so they can begin to make the change for us toward a privacy-technologist competency," Ross says."

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"Security has often been seen as a disabler or [as] hindering development. This means that our business groups will start to look outside of the organization to deliver if we cannot move fast enough and exceed their expectations."

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Big Data: Professor Omer Tene Explains the Privacy Risks Behind the Buzz [Video]

"Professor Omer Tene, privacy expert in law and technology, sat down with TAP to discuss the risks big data poses to privacy and the challenges to existing privacy rules. Additionally, he proposes enabling individuals to have useful access to their data.

 

In this video, Professor Tene points out that the ability to collect data everywhere –from online interactions and devices, RFID chips, location-based technologies, to name a few— has driven data to a new level. Big data has tremendous benefits for the economy and society at large; however, it also magnifies risks to privacy. Professor Tene stresses that we should try to balance these big rewards against the risks in order to manage privacy."

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Verizon draws fire for monitoring app usage, browsing habits

Verizon draws fire for monitoring app usage, browsing habits | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
'We're able to view just everything that they do,' Verizon Wireless exec has boasted. Privacy groups say initiative -- including linking databases showing whether customers own pets -- may violate wiretap law.

 

"Verizon Wireless has begun selling information about its customers' geographical locations, app usage, and Web browsing activities, a move that raises privacy questions and could brush up against federal wiretapping law.

 

The company this month began offering reports to marketers showing what Verizon subscribers are doing on their phones and other mobile devices, including what iOS and Android apps are in use in which locations. Verizon says it may link the data to third-party databases with information about customers' gender, age, and even details such as 'sports enthusiast, frequent diner or pet owner'."

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Chrome App Stops The Prying Eyes of Google, Facebook

Chrome App Stops The Prying Eyes of Google, Facebook | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
PrivacyFix will double check privacy settings on Facebook, Google and the other websites collecting your data. The Chrome app allows you to fix issues with one click and know when policies change.
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Facebook Privacy Settings Easily Exploited

Facebook Privacy Settings Easily Exploited | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

"When it comes to social networking, one golden rule seems to apply: If you share it with Facebook, you share it with the world. Whether or not Facebook makes it crystal clear, the onus is on the user to protect their personal information. This fact was plainly demonstrated over the weekend and confirmed by Facebook.

 

On October 5, a young man with a penchant for code detailed in his blog just how easy it is to collect phone numbers and corresponding Facebook accounts. With a simple line of code he was able to quickly run countless phone numbers through the Facebook mobile site and match up users to his random numbers. He says that he discovered how easy this was to do months ago and even emailed Facebook about the lax security. When someone with Facebook did respond, they didn’t seem to understand that he could easily collect personal data and use it for far more than requesting a new friend."

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MobiKEY Developer Recognized as Privacy by Design Ambassador

MobiKEY Developer Recognized as Privacy by Design Ambassador | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

"Route1 Inc. today announced that the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario has designated the Company as a Privacy by Design (PbD) Ambassador for its commitment to secure remote access and identity management, evidenced in the development and success of the MobiKEY. A security and identity management company, Route1 customers include both government and military organizations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as private sector businesses such as law firms, healthcare facilities and financial institutions.

 

Privacy by Design, recently included by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as one of its three recommended practices for protecting online privacy, is a framework developed by Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, to promote the philosophy of embedding privacy proactively in technology itself. MobiKEY’s core design elements mirror this philosophy as it is the only device that allows data to be accessed remotely without pulling it beyond an organization’s network, thus ensuring the user privacy and data security."

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Companies 'Won't have a Choice' About Using Big Data for ID Management

Companies 'Won't have a Choice' About Using Big Data for ID Management | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
Enterprises will be forced to invest in Big Data technologies to monitor employee behavior in order to better control remote access to company systems, which is becoming a problem thanks to the ongoing surge in consumerization.

 

"Companies will start collecting user data to conduct real-time risk based analyses.


Bulpett provided the example of an employee that logs on at 3am from an unknown IP address, which based on the user's past behaviour could be identified as unusual, and so an algorithm run by the company would then lock that user out."

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Privacy Advocates and Advertisers at Odds Over Web Tracking

Privacy Advocates and Advertisers at Odds Over Web Tracking | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

"An effort to develop an easy way for consumers to avoid being tracked and targeted by Internet advertisers appeared to have hit an impasse Thursday, as privacy advocates and industry representatives accused each other of scuttling the process.

 

The closed-door meeting organized by W3C, the global standards group that promotes good governance of the Internet, failed to produce a consensus on how to allow consumers to simply and effectively declare their “do not track” preferences on Web sites. The talks foundered on main issues like the extent and types of data that advertisers could continue to collect even after consumers indicated they no longer wanted to be followed."

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Online Behavior Can Haunt You Forever: Be Aware of Impending Privacy Scare

Online Behavior Can Haunt You Forever: Be Aware of Impending Privacy Scare | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

With October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it's an ideal time to educate yourself. Read on for the latest tricks designed to snag your treats.

 

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Facebook Gifts could encourage users to expose more private information

Facebook Gifts could encourage users to expose more private information | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

"Facebook Gifts, the new social gifting service launched by Facebook [recently] might encourage users to expose information like their home addresses, birth date, clothing or shoe size that could pose security and privacy risks."

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Why are we all so terrified of Google? | Digital Trends

Why are we all so terrified of Google? | Digital Trends | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
Google’s data-hoarding reputation may be well deserved, but is helping users connect the dots really such a bad thing?

 

"Google compiles information about you from any of its services that you use. That can include Web search history, emails and contacts from Gmail, chat history, Google+ likes and posts, documents accessed in Google Docs, YouTube activity, Blogger and Picasa photos, posts, and comments, information on purchases through Google Wallet and Checkout, Google Voice data on numbers and call duration – the list goes on and on.

 

The search engine giant can keep that information indefinitely. You can find details on what Google does with your data on the Google website. That’s the big question, isn’t it? Google also started the Data Liberation Front so you can find out how to access and move your data in Google products."

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FPF Announces Privacy Papers for Policy Makers 2012

FPF Announces Privacy Papers for Policy Makers 2012 | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released the 2012 Privacy Papers for Policy Makers, highlighting eight leading privacy writings that were voted by the FPF Advisory Board to be most useful for policy makers. The papers cover a wide array of topics, including privacy by design, online behavioral advertising, mobile privacy, government surveillance, de-identification, and social networks.

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CMU introduces new masters program for technological privacy certification

CMU introduces new masters program for technological privacy certification | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

"Both government and corporate entities have started seeking computer scientists and engineers well-versed in all things privacy, even as the organizations seek a balance between using data to improve performance and electronically stalking users.

 

Anticipating the need, Carnegie Mellon University will unveil its Master of Science in Information Technology-Privacy degree program at the start of the 2013-14 academic year."

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Privacy Tips: Protect Your Privacy

Privacy Tips: Protect Your Privacy | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

To help you safeguard your personal information online and prevent fraud and abuse TRUSTe has compiled a list of tips and guidelines below that can help you protect your privacy while using the Internet.

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Do Not Track: an uncertain future for the web's most ambitious privacy initiative

Do Not Track: an uncertain future for the web's most ambitious privacy initiative | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

"Following months of relative quiet on the subject of Do Not Track — an HTTP header that tells advertisers and other third parties not to follow you around the internet — the controversial browser signal is being thrust back into the limelight. After the W3C's recent face-to-face meeting in Amsterdam, the the Digital Advertising Alliance plainly said that it "does not require companies to honor DNT," effectively saying it intends to stick to its own self-regulatory approach to user privacy. Much of the renewed interest stems from Microsoft's controversial decision to turn Do Not Track on by default in Windows 8's Internet Explorer 10, and Adobe engineer Roy Fielding's subsequent decision to take a sledgehammer to the Apache web server, patching it in a way that explicitly overwrites the DNT signal coming from Microsoft's newest browser.

 

With the fate of our beloved internet economy allegedly at stake, perhaps it's a good time to examine what Do Not Track is. How did the standard come to be, what does it do, and how does it stand to change online advertising? Is it as innocuous as privacy advocates make it sound, or does it stand to jeopardize the free, ad-supported internet we've all come to rely on?"

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Facebook to exclude phone numbers from reverse lookup (for users of 2-factor authentication)

Facebook to exclude phone numbers from reverse lookup (for users of 2-factor authentication) | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
Facebook's SMS-based login security was a Catch-22. You had to give Facebook your phone number to improve security. But that exposed your phone number to the vagaries of the Facebook search system....

 

"The good news is that Facebook announced yesterday that it will exclude numbers given to it for 2FA purposes from black-page searches. The less good news is that this is almost certainly only temporary..." 

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A Penny for Your Privacy?

A Penny for Your Privacy? | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
Don't sell yourself, or your personal information, short.

 

"We've become a society used to the idea of giving up some amount of privacy in exchange for a service or discount. We understand that free services like Facebook have a catch that involves exchanging our personal details for something in return, in this case, a platform that enables us to connect with anyone and everyone. That clearly seems like a fair exchange to millions. This is nothing new. We've been selling our privacy for a while now..."

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Do-Not-Track Proposal Headed Off the Tracks

Do-Not-Track Proposal Headed Off the Tracks | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

"A growing rift between privacy advocates and advertising industry officials is dimming hopes for a proposal aimed at giving consumers an option of whether they want to be tracked as they surf the Internet.

 

The issue revolves around efforts to give consumers more control over their personal information by providing a “do-not-track” option, which would allow them to opt out of being tracked as they surf the Internet. The Federal Trade Commission has championed the idea, and all the major Internet service providers have agreed to include a do-not-track option in their browsers. But so far there is little agreement on what websites should do when they encounter a do-not-track signal from a consumer’s Internet browser."

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Most Americans Are Wary of Being Tracked Online, Study Says

Most Americans Are Wary of Being Tracked Online, Study Says | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
Nearly 90 percent of Americans said they were not aware of a “do not track” proposal that would let them opt out of having personal data collected for use in tailored ads.

 

"As marketers, browser makers and government regulators spar over efforts to let consumers limit custom advertising online, a new study suggests that Americans are largely unaware of what that means and have a strong aversion to being tracked online.

 

The majority of Americans surveyed by researchers at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, which is part of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, do not want information collected at all about which Web sites they visit, according to the study, which is to be released at the Amsterdam Privacy Conference on Monday."

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ACT Introduces App Privacy Icons

ACT Introduces App Privacy Icons | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

"Today [the Association for Competitive Technology] launched the App Privacy Icons – the newest feature of [the] App Trust Project. These icons are part of a broad campaign to provide developers with resources to demonstrate easy-to-understand transparency about the privacy settings and features of their apps.


In the increasingly competitive world of mobile apps, savvy consumers are making purchasing decisions that include whether and how an app collects or shares information about them. This industry-led measure – an eight-month collaborative effort by developer groups, designers, parents, and policymakers – provides consumers the information they need to make informed purchasing decisions. The icons provide simple yet informative transparency into the data collection and sharing practices of mobile apps, so that customers can quickly assess the apps they want to buy."

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GhostShell university hack: By the numbers | ZDNet

GhostShell university hack: By the numbers | ZDNet | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
Summary: Yesterday, hacktivist group GhostShell claimed to have breached 100 top university servers, releasing 120,000 records. But how much information was sensitive?

 

"Records stolen from university databases including the University of Michigan, New York University, Princeton and Harvard were made publicly available yesterday, after hacker group leader 'DeadMellox' tweeted a link to the release posted on Pastebin.

 

The group claimed to have released just a fraction of what they managed to obtain in campaign "Project WestWind", but it still apparently amounted to 120,000 sets of data.

 

GhostShell has cited tuition fees, political agendas, tough teaching regulations and job uncertainty for graduates as reasons for the campaign."

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BYOD Privacy: Are You Being Watched?

BYOD Privacy: Are You Being Watched? | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

"Is your employer (a.k.a. Big Brother) tracking your every move through your "Bring Your Own Device" smartphone? Mobile technology makes it possible, and four out of five people believe this to be an invasion of privacy, according to a recent Fiberlink-commissioned Harris survey. All the handwringing over employee privacy in the age of BYOD isn't just for show-that is, real fears exist.

 

Companies are drafting tough BYOD policies that give them the right to wipe data, install apps and monitor usage. With today's mobile technology, they can collect personally identifiable information. They can track your whereabouts during work and non-work hours using MDM (mobile device management) software, GPS and triangulation."

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A Serious Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Your Twitter Account

A Serious Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Your Twitter Account | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

"Do you have a highly coveted Twitter handle? You should probably change your password. One user, Daniel Dennis Jones,—who formerly went by @blanket—has uncovered a very serious flaw that lets hackers crack your account and put it up for sale...

 

You can read Daniel's entire tale on Storify. It's a good reminder that you should be changing your passwords regularly to protect yourself from losing any ounce of your digital life."

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