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European Commission wants privacy rules still enter faster | Ask questions tech help

European Commission wants privacy rules still enter faster | Ask questions tech help | digital identity | Scoop.it
The European Commission, the new, stricter privacy rules still want to enter, despite opposition from some large countries quickly. The rules should ensure (European Commission...
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Macs, Malware & Security Myths

Are Mac Users safe from Malware? Not as much as you might think. Symantec's Security Expert Kevin Haley breaks down the Mac's invincibility myth. Learn why M...

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New Vulnerability Found in Apps Using Wi-Fi

New Vulnerability Found in Apps Using Wi-Fi | digital identity | Scoop.it
A mobile security company, Skycure, said that the vulnerability was present in hundreds of iOS apps they tested, including stock management apps to news apps.
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Experts: Some health, fitness apps sharing private information with third parties

Experts: Some health, fitness apps sharing private information with third parties | digital identity | Scoop.it
While health and fitness apps can have some benefits, there's a chance your privacy could be in vulnerable (Privacy threatened by fitness apps?
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The NSA files: how they affect you - video animation

With all the talk of Prism, Tempora and encryption, it can seem quite a technical topic to some … but this really isn't just a story for geeks. Here's why (RT @TruthIzSexy: Here 'Joe Bloggs' And Sheeple Inc.
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Visa and banks tap into India's biometric ID

Visa and banks tap into India's biometric ID | digital identity | Scoop.it

Finextra: Visa and a group of Indian banks are tapping the country's biometrics-based national identity system to bring financial services and electronic payments to tens of millions of people.

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Sorry, lobbyists! Europe's post-Snowden privacy reform gets a major boost | GigaOM Tech News

Sorry, lobbyists! Europe's post-Snowden privacy reform gets a major boost | GigaOM Tech News | digital identity | Scoop.it

Tough times loom for U.S. cloud companies selling into Europe. On Monday, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs voted overwhelmingly in favor of toughening up the EU’s privacy regime.

 

The EU’s new Data Protection Regulation has been crawling through the European legislative process for more than a year and a half now, and it began as quite a strident proposal for boosting Europeans’ privacy. Then the U.S. corporate lobbying machine sprang to life, gutting key aspects of the new legislation.

 

And then Edward Snowden leaked the NSA documents, showing the world how the U.S. is subverting web services from Google to Microsoft in order to spy on everyone, including those in Europe.

 

Following months of revelations, and on the same day that France heard its citizens’ phone calls were being reportedly recorded en masse by the Americans, the Parliament’s committee gave a resounding thumbs-up to every single amendment proposed by industrious German Green MEP Jan Phillip Albrecht (pictured above).

 

Now, this was only a committee vote – this stuff will only go before the European Parliament for a full plenary vote in April 2014, ahead of the parliament’s elections. There will probably be quite a few further amendments made before then, so lots of fun lies ahead.

 

However, Monday’s vote represented a pretty stunning turnaround for the legislation, and one that should explain why the online ad industry is so mad at the NSA. Here’s a quick run-down of Albrecht’s best bits:

 

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Mobile Payments – Two Major Systems Set To Go In The US

Mobile Payments – Two Major Systems Set To Go In The US | digital identity | Scoop.it
Dueling mobile payment platforms were on display at Money2020 in Las Vegas last week, both offering substantial information to merchants and the ability to deliver coupons to consumers in addition to handling transactions.

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Government ‘Mining’ Social Media for Information on Health Behavior

Government ‘Mining’ Social Media for Information on Health Behavior | digital identity | Scoop.it
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is “mining” Facebook and Twitter to improve its social media footprint and to assess how Tweets can be used as “change-agents” for health behaviors.
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Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer Files Response to Government's Brief - EFF

Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer Files Response to Government's Brief - EFF | digital identity | Scoop.it
Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer Files Response to Government's Brief EFF In 2010, Auernheimer's co-defendant Daniel Spitler discovered that AT&T configured its website to automatically publish an iPad user's e-mail address when the server was queried...
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Cyber-attacks are the greatest threats UK businesses face - Telegraph

Cyber-attacks are the greatest threats UK businesses face - Telegraph | digital identity | Scoop.it
Only four per cent uf UK businesses have adequate security measures in place to battle cyber-attacks (Cyber-attacks are the greatest threats UK businesses face http://t.co/dTHGjOV52w)...
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Who Do Digital Consumers Trust With Their Personal Data? [Infographic]

Who Do Digital Consumers Trust With Their Personal Data? [Infographic] | digital identity | Scoop.it

Digital consumers often give personal data to retailers, banking institutions, and healthcare organizations. But who, and in which industry, do consumers trust the most?


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Secure Identity Alliance welcomes New Members

HID Global, ABnote, and Trüb join the Alliance to accelerate secure eGovernment service adoption

PARIS - Monday, September 30th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Secure Identity Alliance today welcomes three new members to its ranks, marking an important step in growth of the newly formed organization.

HID Global, a leading provider of secure identity solutions, will play a crucial role in establishing the Alliance as the foremost advisor on the security and adoption of eGovernment services around the world.

American Banknote Corporation (ABnote) brings its long and global experience in the supply of secure documents, services and systems.

Backed by a 150 year heritage, Trüb AG brings a wealth of e-ID and e-Passport experience to the Alliance’s workgroup program.

Led by leading secure eDocuments companies Gemalto, Morpho (Safran), Oberthur Technologies and 3M, the Secure Identity Alliance was established in May 2013 to develop the usage of government-issued eDocuments (identity, health cards, driving licenses and ePassports in particular) for increased security, and to encourage deployment of secure convenient online services strengthening the privacy of the end-users. Already, two workgroups have been launched to tackle the ongoing security, identity and privacy challenges governments face. The ‘Secure Documents’ and ‘Digital Identity’ groups are expected to report back at Cartes in November 2013.

Frédéric Trojani, Chairman of the Board of the Secure Identity Alliance, said: “I am delighted to welcome HID Global, ABnote and Trüb AG to the Secure Identity Alliance. With eGovernment initiatives on the rise, electronic identification has become a real catalyst for the rapid adoption of online services. Convenience, privacy protection and security are the three pillars of trust in modern, efficient electronic government services. The need for an independent forum able to address common areas of interest for all public and private stakeholders is clear to build today’s generation of online services.”

“Through the Alliance we hope to play an instrumental role in helping governments streamline the integration and interoperability of new systems and processes – ultimately making government-to-citizen ID programs more secure and effective,” Vice President of Government ID Solutions for HID Global.

Uwe Ludwig, CEO International Business Unit, ABnote said: “The challenges of meeting today’s requirements - to provide secure solutions to governments that are also convenient for citizens, provides many opportunities for innovation and collaboration. We look forward to participating in the Secure Identity Alliance, and feel that with our experience and expertise ABnote can make a significant contribution.”

Fernando Dal Zotto, CEO, Trüb AG said: “The identity document market has evolved significantly since the introduction of the first polycarbonate ID card in the 1990s and the launch of the first electronic-ID documents in 2000s. Novel use cases like e-voting have been developed and found great acceptance, yet mainly on a national scale only. In joining the Secure Identity Alliance, we can bring in our weight of expertise in order to support the collective effort to deliver rapid solutions to emerging challenges and to develop the market towards European solutions.”

Note to Editors:

About the Secure Identity Alliance

The Secure Identity Alliance is committed to helping public bodies across the world deliver eGovernment services to citizens through the widespread adoption of secure eDocument technologies.

Addressing issues of data security, citizen privacy, identity and authentication, the Alliance offers leadership and advisory services to allow governments, agencies and other public bodies to realize the opportunities, and reduce the risks, of today’s shift to digital service provision.

From identifying best practice and uncovering new technologies through to standardization and certification, the Secure Identity Alliance brings together stakeholders from across the industry to accelerate adoption of the secure access and authentication solutions that will drive eGovernment forward, both now and in the future.

Its Board Members are 3M, Gemalto, Morpho (Safran) and Oberthur Technologies.

For more information, visit: www.secureidentityalliance.org.

Contacts

Press:

Secure Identity Alliance

Stéphanie de Labriolle, Marketing & Communication Consultant

M: +33 6 85 91 19 94

stephanie.delabriolle@secureidentityalliance.org

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy Now That Old Posts Are ...

How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy Now That Old Posts Are ... | digital identity | Scoop.it
As of yesterday, Facebook Graph Search has officially opened its big, omniscient arms to every last check-in, status update, note, and comment you've ever posted throughout your entire Facebook career.
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Facebook Removes Search Privacy – Say Good-Bye to Anonymity on Facebook

Facebook Removes Search Privacy – Say Good-Bye to Anonymity on Facebook | digital identity | Scoop.it
As you may or may not know, Facebook previously gave users the option to hide their names from public search. This meant that users who wanted complete privacy could opt to have their name hidden from Facebook’s search field.

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Verizon hires prominent executive from EMC's security division - Reuters

Verizon hires prominent executive from EMC's security division - Reuters | digital identity | Scoop.it
Verizon hires prominent executive from EMC's security division Reuters Schwartz, 53, rose to prominence after RSA hired him as its chief information security officer in 2011, charging him with bolstering security at the firm following an...
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