HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE
- The sinister side of mental health apps
- Connecticut becomes the fifth state with a data privacy law
- Facebook's leaked internal document raises concern about user privacy
- Compliance has a $400k price tag
New analysis from Mozilla found that mental health and prayer apps have unacceptable privacy standards. Jen Caltrider, Mozilla's *Privacy Not Included guide lead, says, "The vast majority of mental health and prayer apps are exceptionally creepy." Many lack any substantive privacy standards and share user data broadly. Learn more about their lack of privacy here.
Visit Mozilla's *Privacy Not Included guide to "help you shop for safe, secure connected products."
Connecticut Becomes Fifth State with Data Privacy Law
Like California, Virginia, Colorado, and Utah, Connecticut has joined the growing data privacy movement by passing its own data privacy law: An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring. This law will help protect Connecticut residents’ data and hold businesses accountable for how they manage and use this data. Read more about what this law covers here.
Facebook's Data Lake Looks More Like an Ocean
A leaked internal document from Facebook reveals just how much data they have and all the troubles that data is giving them, especially with the rising number of data privacy regulations worldwide. Growing concern over privacy has the social media giant in the spotlight as they try to ensure that their massive collection of data is used in compliance with new regulations. Learn more about the leaked document and Facebook’s understanding of where their users data is stored here.
Companies Could Spend Upwards of $400k/year Complying with Data Privacy Laws
New research from DataGrail analyzed the impact of CCPA on businesses. They found that the number of personal data deletion requests from California residents nearly doubled year-over-year, which translates to much higher costs for keeping up with these requests. Learn more about DataGrail’s findings and their proposed solutions here.
The Partnership that's Bolstering Fintech Data Security
Plaid and Skyflow announced a partnership which allows Plaid users to easily access a pre-configured data vault to store their sensitive data, while still being able to run queries and utilize the data. Check out this TechCrunch article to learn more about the new partnership.
The Importance of Investing in the Developer Experience
Ensuring a great developer experience is critical to its adoption and successful use of new technologies within organizations. That’s why Skyflow has chosen to continually invest in building a great developer experience. Check out this blog post to learn more about the how and why of building an impactful developer experience.
Why You Should Isolate and Protect PII
Businesses run on data and they’re collecting more and more all the time. However, not all data is equally important. Some data, like sensitive user data, requires better protection than others. Learn why you need to protect this special data and how you can protect it with a data privacy vault.
Stay up to date on all things data privacy with these upcoming events.
IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy: May 22-26, San Francisco, CA.
RSA Conference 2022: June 6-9, San Francisco, CA.
Money20/20 Europe: June 7-9, Amsterdam.
Snowflake Summit 2022: June 13-16, Las Vegas, NV.
PEPR 2022: June 23-24, Online.
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