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Privacy notices online probably don't match your expectations
Consumers often complain that online companies violate their privacy -- but the problem may be with the consumers themselves. (2015-06-02)
Privacy safeguards in Canadian military insufficient: Updated rules needed
Privacy legislation and protocols to safeguard the health information of members of the military are lacking, and the head of Canada's military must take action to ensure health privacy for all staff, states an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2010-11-08)
Reading privacy policy lowers trust
Website privacy policies are almost obligatory for many online services, but for anyone who reads these often unwieldy documents, trust in the provider is more commonly reduced than gained, according to US researchers. (2014-05-20)
Health apps and the sharing of information with third parties
In a study appearing in the March 8 issue of JAMA, Sarah R. (2016-03-08)
Study examines effect of privacy controls on Facebook behavior
A new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas assesses the impact of Facebook's granular privacy controls and its effects on user disclosure behavior. (2016-11-30)
It's automatic: CMU smartphone app manages your privacy preferences
A field study suggests a personalized privacy assistant app being developed at Carnegie Mellon University can simplify the chore of setting privacy permissions for your smartphone apps. (2016-07-06)
In a connected world, privacy becomes a group effort
As the world grows more social and connects more online, privacy management is becoming more collaborative, according to Penn State researchers. (2016-05-11)
Study reveals teenage patients attitude towards social media and privacy
A study of how chronically ill teenagers manage their privacy found that teen patients spend a great deal of time online and guard their privacy very consciously. (2012-09-20)
Study: Privacy key obstacle to adopting electronic health records
The United States could achieve significant health care savings if it achieved widespread adoption of electronic health records, or EHRs, but insufficient privacy protections are hindering public acceptance of the EHR concept, according to a new paper from researchers from North Carolina State University. (2010-09-20)
NIST proposes new privacy controls for federal information systems and organizations
A new draft document from NIST adds privacy controls to the catalog of security controls used to protect federal information and information systems. (2011-07-19)
People in leadership positions may sacrifice privacy for security
People with higher job status may be more willing to compromise privacy for security reasons and also be more determined to carry out those decisions, according to researchers. (2014-07-16)
Privacy curtains used in healthcare worldwide are a potential source of drug-resistant bacteria transmission to patients
New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows that contamination of privacy curtains with multidrug-resistant organisms is a common problem and could be a source of disease transmission to patients. (2019-04-11)
Study finds voters concerned with privacy in US elections
Voters in their neighborhood's political minority feel 30 percent less confident in the privacy of their ballot. (2011-11-03)
Finding hidden circles may improve social network privacy settings
Creating a computer program to find relationships in networks, such as Google Plus and Facebook, may help users more easily set up and maintain privacy settings, according to researchers. (2013-11-26)
Stevens' Wright participates in DHS panel
Dr. Rebecca Wright, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology, participated in a workshop panel sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office in Washington, D.C., September 8-9, 2005. (2005-09-14)
Don't stop anonymizing data
Canadian privacy experts have issued a new report today that strongly backs the practice of de-identification as a key element in the protection of personal information. (2011-06-16)
Researchers aim to safeguard privacy on social networks
A researcher at the University of Kansas' Information and Telecommunication Technology Center is investigating solutions that could shore up personal privacy on leading social media sites. (2015-03-31)
Privacy is dead! Long live privacy
Index on Censorship are holding a public debate to celebrate the launch of the new issue of Index on Censorship magazine, (2011-06-17)
British public supports use of personal data for health research
The British public supports the use of personal medical data, without consent, for public health research, finds a study published on bmj.com today. (2006-04-27)
Researchers aim to make privacy second nature for software developers
Researchers from academia, and Microsoft, and Intel are developing training that will educate software developers on regulatory requirements related to user privacy. (2015-10-20)
Young job seekers, check your privacy settings!
Social media websites can be a boon for employers scoping out job applicants, and that's bad news for certain groups of young people, according to a new Northwestern University study. (2013-07-12)
Privacy, please: Why surveiling shoppers can inhibit sales, and how to fix it
The authors designed a series of studies and field experiments that tested shoppers' reaction to being watched while shopping and found that when they feel their privacy or freedom of behavior is threatened, they will back off. (2017-07-19)
Public education key to ending bureaucratic regulation that stifles medical research
The public needs to know that advances in diagnostics and therapeutics are being held up by bureaucratic regulation designed to protect their privacy, states an Editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-01-26)
World-first surveillance strategy shaped by Stirling expertise
The operation of surveillance cameras is the subject of a new UK strategy, shaped by a University of Stirling privacy expert. (2017-03-15)
UT Arlington computer scientist wins NSF grant to help bolster online privacy
A National Science Foundation grant will help Matthew Wright, UTA associate professor of computer science and engineering, study smarter ways to protect online privacy. (2014-11-10)
Scientific American's Global Summit on privacy and security in the digital age
The first strategic forum to tackle the complex issue of privacy and security from the perspectives of technology, policy and business globally for a CEO audience Privacy is not just a policy issue, but an urgent business concern. (2001-08-27)
ASHG asserts core genetic data privacy principles for all research and funding arenas
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today affirmed the crucial role of genetic and genomic data sharing to advance medicine and health research, and asserted core principles about privacy protections that should apply to all human genetics and genomics research regardless of funding source. (2019-09-05)
Keeping your digital secrets safe
Dr. Eran Toch of Tel Aviv University has developed a GPS application, Locaccino, based on better security design. (2011-01-18)
Carnegie Mellon's Lorrie Cranor joins panel about online advertising
Carnegie Mellon University's Lorrie Cranor will join a panel of experts sponsored by the Progress and Freedom Foundation to discuss the privacy issues swirling around the mechanics of online advertising. (2010-05-21)
Online shoppers will pay extra to protect privacy, Carnegie Mellon study shows
People are willing to pay extra to buy items from online retailers when they can easily ascertain how retailers' policies will protect their privacy, a new Carnegie Mellon University study shows. (2007-06-06)
OUP launches 1st globally focused journal on privacy and data protection
Oxford University Press is pleased to announce the launch of International Data Privacy Law, the only international journal to offer specialist coverage of the law relating to data protection and privacy. (2010-10-07)
Study: Violations of privacy rights by fusion centers are the exception, not the rule
Concerns that law enforcement fusion centers are violating individuals' privacy rights as they gather intelligence on terrorism, criminals and other threats to public safety are the exception and certainly not the rule, according to a study published in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. (2016-07-22)
Privacy risks from geographic information
In today's world more geographic information is being collected about us, such as where we live, where the clinic we visited is located, and where we work. (2010-04-08)
Design could help Facebook members limit security leaks
A sign-up interface created by Penn State researchers for Facebook apps could help members prevent personal information -- and their friends' information -- from leaking out through third-party games and apps to hackers and identity thieves. (2011-12-04)
Let go my info: People are info-egoists when it comes to their privacy
People are much more concerned about sharing their own private information with third-party app developers than they are about revealing their friends' data, according to Penn State researchers. (2015-12-15)
ISTPA releases framework to protect privacy; Joins Carnegie Mellon to enhance privacy framework
The International Security, Trust and Privacy Alliance (ISTPA), a global association of companies, institutions and technology providers working to clarify and resolve security, trust, and privacy issues, ((2002-05-30)
McLean researchers uncover security issues with health apps for dementia patients
In a recent paper, a team of McLean Hospital researchers reported that many health apps designed to assist dementia patients and their caregivers have inadequate security policies or lack security policies altogether. (2017-08-21)
Are hospitals improperly disposing of personal health information?
A substantial amount of personal information, most of it personal health information, was found in the recycling at five hospitals in Toronto, Canada, despite policies in place for protection of personal information. (2018-03-20)
Researchers uncover privacy flaw in e-passports
Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have discovered a flaw in the security standard used in biometric passports (e-passports) worldwide since 2004. (2019-09-25)
'Surveillance minimization' needed to restore trust
Surveillance minimization -- where surveillance is the exception, not the rule -- could help rebuild public trust following revelations about the collection of personal data, according to a law academic from the University of East Anglia. (2014-01-22)
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