HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE
- Facebook Plans to Delete Your Face
- New Laws Seek to End Debt-Shaming Practices in Kenya
- Are You Ready for the Privacy Laws Tsunami?
- Is Privacy Really a Tech Problem? And Who Owns It? - Join us tomorrow!
Facebook (should we say Meta?) is Deleting a Billion Records
Consent and regulatory concerns have driven Facebook to shut down their Facial Recognition Feature and delete over one billion facial profiles. Growing skepticism on the use of biometric data for potentially nefarious purposes helped lead to this decision.
The Disconnect Between Government Officials and Cybersecurity
In Missouri, a journalist found social security numbers on the state-run education website. After telling the state about the vulnerability and allowing time for a fix, the journalist brought the leak to the public. Instead of accepting the criticism and fixing the site, Missouri's governor, Mike Parson, is attempting to take legal action against the journalist. Learn more about the disconnect here.
Stronger Data Privacy in Kenya is on the Rise
A new law requires Kenyan fintechs to comply with customer confidentiality standards or risk having their license revoked. This law will hopefully help end aggressive debt-shaming tactics, such as calling friends and family members to push borrowers to repay their loans. Read more about how data privacy is taking a front seat in fintech.
Last week Robinhood reported a data breach earlier in November that exposed the personal data of millions of their customers to hackers. Learn more about the breach, and Robinhood's response, here.
"Privacy is one of the most critical issues of our time"
We couldn't agree more. Download The Rise of Privacy Tech's latest whitepaper to dig deep into the current privacy tech industry, understand the breadth of privacy tech, and analyze qualitative feedback from key privacy tech players.
Are You Ready for the Privacy Laws Tsunami?
Familiar with terms like PII, PCI, CCPA, and GDPR? What about SOFIPO, PIPL, LGPD, and DCIA? Privacy laws are on the rise across the world, and how you manage these new regulations will determine how fast you can grow and enter new markets. Learn how a privacy by design approach can help you to easily achieve compliance with new privacy regulations.
How do Americans feel about data collection?
Pew Research Center ran a 2019 study that found “About eight-in-ten (81%) Americans say the potential risks outweigh the benefits when it comes to companies collecting data.” Visit their article for more key takeaways about American sentiment on privacy, surveillance, and data-sharing.
Is Privacy Really a Tech Problem? And Who Owns It?
Join Skyflow Co-Founder & CEO, Anshu Sharma, and DataGrail Co-Founder & CEO, Daniel Barber, on Thursday, November 18 at 10am PT for a free online webinar. Learn how to leverage technology to develop and optimize your privacy program, how industry leaders build teams to solve privacy, and how to approach privacy trends and changing compliance guidelines. Register today.
November 29-December 4, Las Vegas. Visit us in booth #1356, near the dev lounge.
NCSA National Data Privacy Week
January 24-28, Online.
January 26-27, Online.
WE'RE GROWING, COME JOIN US!
At Skyflow, we're thankful for the chance to do meaningful work with great people. Check out our open roles, and if they aren't a fit for you, please share with your network!
- Senior Security Partner (anywhere)
- Senior Software Engineer, Encryption Services (Palo Alto, CA)
- Director of Recruiting (anywhere)
- Developer Evangelist / Advocate (anywhere)
- Account Executive (anywhere)