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European Commission joins government networks to promote new privacy technologies
Push for technology industry to give users more control over use of their data. (2007-10-23)
Should people with dementia be electronically tagged?
Using electronic tagging to safeguard older people who wander into danger is a complex dilemma of practical benefits versus ethical considerations. (2002-10-17)
Teens' approach to social media risk is different from adults'
For every parent who ever wondered what the heck their teens were thinking when they posted risky information or pictures on social media, a team of Penn State researchers suggests that they were not really thinking at all, or at least were not thinking like most adults do. (2015-03-17)
Experience, privacy guide how people choose online news
Adjustments, applications and other tools allow users to configure preferences and use services such as iGoogle and Yahoo to control and customize the news they consume online. (2010-09-22)
Exploring the relationship of ethics and privacy in learning analytics and design
The Springer journal Educational Technology Research and Development has published a special issue that examines the relationship of ethics and privacy in learning analytics, guest edited by Dr. (2016-10-19)
Web design plays a role in how much we reveal online
How many people read online privacy warnings? Few probably do. (2015-10-07)
Carnegie Mellon scientist says new technologies boost bio-terrorism surveillance
Society can share medical information for bio-terrorism surveillance purposes while preserving the privacy of individual medical records through technologies created by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Latanya Sweeney, who will speak at 11 a.m. (2004-02-13)
Prof probes impact of post 9/11 surveillance
Immediately after the 9/11 Al-Qeada terrorist attacks, government officials in both the US and Canada were quick to pass legislation to increase surveillance of their citizens. (2005-09-13)
CMU study finds location sharing by apps prompts privacy action
Many smartphone users know that free apps sometimes share private information with third parties, but few, if any, are aware of how frequently this occurs. (2015-03-23)
Social network analysis privacy tackled
Protecting people's privacy in an age of online big data is difficult, but doing so when using visual representations of such things as social network data may present unique challenges, according to a Penn State computer scientist. (2015-02-14)
Online consumers willing to pay premium for Net privacy, says study in INFORMS Journal
Online consumers thought to be motivated primarily by savings are, in fact, often willing to pay a premium for purchases from online vendors with clear, protective privacy policies, according to a new study in the current issue of a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. (2011-07-11)
UF study: Internet shoppers wary of giving personal info for rewards
The offer of a reward may help police track down a suspect or lead to the return of a lost wedding ring, but it won't get Internet users to give out personal information, a University of Florida study shows. (2003-03-07)
Study: On Facebook and Twitter your privacy is at risk -- even if you don't have an account
New research shows that on social media, like Facebook, privacy can be at risk, even if a person doesn't have an account. (2019-01-21)
Individuals may fail to navigate complex tradeoffs in privacy decision-making
Carnegie Mellon University researchers detail the privacy hurdles people face while navigating in the information age, and what should be done about privacy at a policy level, in a review published in the Jan. (2015-01-29)
New study looks at re-identification risks of hospital pharmacy prescription records
A recent study led by Dr. Khaled El Emam, the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the CHEO Research Institute, found that the information in hospital prescription records can quite easily re-identify patients. (2009-10-14)
Altered data sets can still provide statistical integrity and preserve privacy
Synthetic networks may increase the availability of some data while still protecting individual or institutional privacy, according to a Penn State statistician. (2019-02-16)
Carnegie Mellon hosts panel
Carnegie Mellon University's Pradeep K. Khosla will moderate a panel session devoted to privacy and security. (2009-04-15)
Insecurities plague electronic health care
Information security and privacy in the health care sector is an issue of growing importance but much remains to be done to address the various issues raised by health care consumers regarding privacy and security and the providers' perspective of regulatory compliance. (2010-07-16)
When friends create enemies
Often revered for bringing people together, the mutual-friends feature on Facebook actually creates myriad security risks and privacy concerns according to a University of Pittsburgh study published in Computers & Security. (2013-05-30)
Hospital privacy curtains may harbor dangerous germs: New study
Without timely intervention, privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (2018-09-27)
Internet privacy manifesto calls for more consumer power
A revolutionary power shift from internet giants such as Google to ordinary consumers is critically overdue, according to new research from a University of East Anglia online privacy expert. (2015-06-04)
New guidance on data sharing will minimize risks to patient privacy
New guidance published on bmj.com this week sets out how personal information from clinical trials should be shared to help minimize risks to patient privacy. (2010-01-28)
Privacy a problem for mothers of newborns in neonatal intensive care units, CWRU study finds
Many mothers of newborns in neonatal intensive care units have difficulty finding private, quiet places in the hospital to express milk, according to a new study from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. (2013-01-16)
Scientists indicate HIPAA privacy rule has had negative influence on health research
About two-thirds of clinical scientists surveyed report that the HIPAA Privacy Rule for patients has had a negative influence on the conduct of health research, often adding uncertainty, cost and delays, according to a study in the Nov. (2007-11-13)
Companies that screen social media accounts alienate job candidates
Research shows companies that screen the social media accounts of job applicants alienate potential employees -- making it harder for them to attract top job candidates. (2013-11-25)
Mobile app behavior often appears at odds with privacy policies
How a mobile app says it will collect or share a user's personal information with third parties often appears to be inconsistent with how the app actually behaves, a new automated analysis system developed by Carnegie Mellon University has revealed. (2016-11-15)
A new system preserves the right to privacy in Internet searches
A team of Catalan researchers has developed a protocol to distort the user profile generated by Internet search engines, in such a way that they cannot save the searches undertaken by Internet users and thus preserve their privacy. (2009-11-05)
Computer science team developing system to ensure privacy in electronic health records
Two University of Texas at Arlington researchers are leading a collaborative National Science Foundation project to protect personal, electronic healthcare data while ensuring that the anonymous records can be used for secondary analysis and improved health care. (2013-11-04)
Keeping safe -- online
Sunderland City Council has teamed up with a group of academic researchers to put on an exciting interactive event aimed at making internet users more aware of the problems of disclosing personal information online. (2010-03-05)
Moving in cycles: The surprisingly resilient nature of privacy online
For over a decade, numerous voices have claimed that online privacy is dead, due to users disclosing their personal details in social media and fuelling government mass surveillance. (2014-01-22)
The transgender 'bathroom bill': Who wants it -- men or women?
Most women are not bothered much about the fact that they might at times share public bathrooms designated for females with transgender women who were registered as men at birth. (2016-12-19)
UMass Amherst Computer scientists receive grant to enhance data privacy
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency this week named University of Massachusetts Amherst professor of computer science Gerome Miklau to lead a 4.5-year, $2.8 million grant to develop tools and techniques that enable the agency to build data management systems in which (2015-10-16)
State health department Web sites inaccessible to many, study finds
From filing medical claims to comparing health providers to determining eligibility for assistance programs, Web sites maintained by state health departments have progressed to offer more services and information over the past 5 years. (2006-09-06)
FTC commissioner to speak at workshop on computer security and privacy
FTC Commissioner Mozelle Thompson and leading corporate infotech experts will speak at a Carnegie Mellon Workshop on the relationship between privacy and security. (2002-05-20)
Animals' right to privacy denied by documentary-makers
Animals' right to privacy is being denied by makers of television wildlife documentaries according to new research. (2010-04-29)
Shopping online, privacy, data protection and third-party tracking
In the wake of yet another e-commerce data breach in which the names and email addresses of millions of online shoppers and credit card users have been accessed illegally, researchers in the US suggest that privacy discussions, and ultimately legislation must urgently focus on the expanding roles of third-parties handling pervasive online customer profiles. (2011-04-06)
Understanding veteran privacy rules could help improve counseling strategies
Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has found that veterans tend to disclose wartime information on a strict need-to-know basis, and that therapists treating veterans can improve their counseling strategies if they seek to understand veteran privacy rules that are formed by military culture. (2018-05-16)
Data sharing by popular health apps is 'routine', research finds
Researchers call for greater regulation and transparency as analysis of medicines-related apps found most directly shared user data -- including sensitive health data -- with third parties, posing an unprecedented privacy risk. (2019-03-21)
Profiling based on mobile, online behavior: A privacy issue
It's illegal for businesses and law enforcement to profile a person based on their race, gender or ethnicity, yet millions of Americans are being profiled every day based on their online consumer behavior and demographics. (2010-12-06)
Obama's Bioethics Commission to meet in D.C.
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will hold its ninth public meeting on May 17, 2012. (2012-05-09)
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