What is the EU GDPR and what does it mean for you?

EchosecGeneral, Privacy

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Everybody’s talking about the European Union General Data Protection Regulation right now, and for good reason. The EU GDPR is a broad, powerful piece of legislation that came into effect on May 25th, 2018, and has rewritten the rules of privacy in Europe and the rest of the world, for business and consumers alike. If you’re not up-to-date on the … Read More

Ten Things We Know – Social Media Privacy

EchosecEducational, General, Privacy

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Principles for using live data, to build a better future.   The internet is continuously enhancing our ability to connect people and objects around the world. We can better understand these connections by visualizing them in different ways. One way of doing this is to organize these connections by location. This enables us to better leverage this big data. Social … Read More

Public WIFI Security – What are you sharing?

EchosecEducational, Privacy

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An interesting read from Maurits Martijn exploring public WiFi security reveals just how easy it is for a skilled hacker to exploit you and ruin your life if they so choose. The author shares the experience of spending time with an “Ethical Hacker” in an Internet cafe in Amsterdam, to see how simply one can fool the masses by exploiting … Read More

The Privacy Debate: Anonymity or Not?

Stephanie MeadowsEducational, Privacy

This week brought new privacy concerns for Uber customers according to this TIME article. The revised policy that will take effect July 15th states that the company can now track users’ behavior; even gather contacts details when the app is closed on their mobile device. The privacy rights group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, filed a complaint with … Read More