data privacy week

Data Privacy Week 2022

Of course, every week should be “data privacy week”, but we do set aside a specific time each year to focus on privacy – particularly educating as many people as possible about it. Until this year, we only dedicated one day for this – but as of 2022, it’s been promoted to an entire week! Data Privacy Week runs from January 24-28, so today I’m going to prep you for it with several of my top privacy protection tips!

In the news: the FBI uses foreign intelligence services to sidestep US surveillance restrictions; Russia takes down the REvil ransomware outfit as the United State’s request; Google gives Android users the ability to disable insecure 2G cell connections; Subaru is sued in Illinois for capturing driver’s biometric information with consent; lawmakers propose legislation to simplify and standardize terms of services agreements; and the Ponemon Institute releases the results of a recent poll on what people worry about with relation to privacy and what they feel should be done about it.

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  1. Using Foreign Nationals to Bypass US Surveillance Restrictions 
  2. Russia’s FSB says it has taken down REvil hacker group at US request 
  3. VICTORY: Google Releases “disable 2g” Feature for New Android Smartphones 
  4. Class action: Subaru DriverFocus system improperly scans driver’s faces, eyes 
  5. Lawmakers Come After Companies’ Terms of Service With New TLDR Bill 
  6. New Ponemon Institute Report Indicates Major Consumer Privacy Gap 

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