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California May Further Toughen Data Privacy Law, Opening Firms to Suits

The strongest data privacy law in the country may be about to get sharper teeth, and lobbyists representing the tech industry think it’s a disastrous idea. Companies that amass user data could be the target of mass class-action litigation from …

FTC Privacy Settlement With Facebook Could Set Record

Facebook Inc. is in talks with U.S. regulators over alleged privacy violations that could force the social-media giant to pay billions of dollars in a record-breaking settlement, according to two people familiar with the matter. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s …

Data Derived From Connected Cars Raise Concerns

That holiday trip over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house could turn into nice little gift for automakers as they increasingly collect oodles and oodles of data about the driver. Automakers are collecting valuable pieces of information …

IoT Implementation Challenges Insurers

Insurers have several concerns when it comes to selecting an Internet of Things provider, according to Dawn Mortimer, assistant vice president IoT/Telematics Claims Product Management for Verisk Insurance Solutions. Insurers also need to consider the challenges associated with offering an …

AIG: Trust Critical in Employee Data Sharing With Companies

Companies need to accept tradeoffs to foster “digital trust” with employees if they want to gather the workplace data necessary to realize the full economic and competitive benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the sharing economy, according to …

Education Tech Companies Get Lots of Personal Data on Students

What kid wouldn’t want to be able to create an electronic science fair poster, with photos and embedded video, using their smartphone – all on the morning bus ride on the day it’s due? Glogster EDU lets kids do that …

UL Testing Safety, Privacy Issues Related to Wearable Devices

Physical and privacy risks relating to wearable devices has prompted a familiar face in the safety arena to research the technology. With so many questions relating to wearable device safety, Underwriters Laboratories has delved into the wearable technology space, said …

Privacy Concerns Rise Over Government’s Healthcare Website

A little-known side to the government’s health insurance website is prompting renewed concerns about privacy, just as the White House is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections for consumers. It works like this: When you apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, dozens …