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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE
- American Individualism & Privacy
- TikTok Tracking
- Ireland Fines Instagram
- Network Tokenization
“American individualism historically emphasizes personal choice and freedom, especially freedom from government intrusion into personal space.” This focus on one’s immediate personal space creates hurdles for the passing and adoption of privacy laws. Check out Axios’ article here to learn more about this conflict.
TikTok’s default in-app browser has code that can track users' keystrokes, even before they submit any information. Jennifer King, a privacy and data policy fellow at the Stanford University Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence states, “It’s very sneaky.” Sneaky, indeed. Learn more about TikTok’s keystroke tracking and its possible implications here.
Long considered a “rock star” in the information security field, Joe Sullivan is facing “criminal charges for his handling of a 2016 security breach” while serving as Uber’s Chief of Security. The results of this trial will redefine the liability faced by senior and executive security professionals as they navigate the increasingly complicated world of security and privacy. Learn more about the case that’s dividing the security community from those who agree with the prosecution and those who support Mr. Sullivan, and hear more about the trial, here.
A programming error was to blame for the recent privacy mishap at the IRS: “Confidential data from some Form 990-Ts, a business tax return used by tax-exempt organizations, was accessible for download on the IRS.gov website’s search engine for about a year.” Learn more about this data breach here.
“Ireland has fined Instagram a record €405 million euros (about $403 million) for alleged mishandling of teens’ data.” This decision came after an investigation into Instagram’s “business accounts”, which up until 2019 published users' sensitive information, including email and phone number, under the default settings. Over 60 million teen Instagram users switched their personal accounts over to business accounts to boost the metrics on their profile but were unaware of the related security risks. Learn more here.
Network tokenization is an innovative technology that replaces payment card data with a network-issued token and unique transaction cryptograms. This represents a vast improvement over the more common approach to protecting transactions with tokenization, known as PCI tokenization or vault tokenization. Network tokenization reduces the potential for fraud, improves the merchant and consumer experience, increases approval rates, and reduces overall transaction costs. Learn more here.
If you’re a privacy professional or you pay attention to the issue of data privacy, you know that the terrain is shifting rapidly. Companies that collect any kind of sensitive data are likely to be subject to several different data privacy laws. This is especially true of fintech companies who need solutions to ease their regulatory compliance burden. Check out this blog to see how Skyflow’s Fintech Data Privacy Vault provides such solutions.
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