Nov 302018
 
 November 30, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, U.S., Youth & Schools

Benjamin Herold reports: The U.S. Education Department failed to conduct timely, effective investigations of potential violations of the nation’s main student-data-privacy law, allowing a years-long backlog of unresolved cases to pile up without any mechanism for effectively tracking the number or status of the complaints it received. That’s according to [Read More…]

Nov 292018
 
 November 29, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Non-U.S.

Raymond Ayas reports: Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, Bill Blair, has admitted to a privacy breach in an online survey that was advertised to Canadians as “anonymous”. The government recorded the IP addresses of everyone surveyed during the 2018 handgun ban consultations. While the consultation process from [Read More…]

Nov 272018
 
 November 27, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Non-U.S.
Google Attacked by EU Consumer Groups Over Location Tracking

Stephanie Bodoni and Natalia Drozdiak report: Google runs the risk of hefty fines from the European Union’s beefed-up data-protection watchdogs after consumer groups accused the search-engine giant of abusing tools that track users’ location. Seven European consumer organizations on Tuesday said they would file complaints with their national regulators, who [Read More…]