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Apple iOS 13: Is Facebook And Google’s Worst Nightmare Coming True?  show on Slack
Christoph Fabianek  

Apple's updated operating system will now show you how often your location has been recorded and by which apps. It will do this proactively via a pop up, which shows a map of where you have been tracked, including the option to allow or limit it.

Silicon Valley is terrified of California’s privacy law. Good.  show on Slack

Silicon Valley is terrified. In a little over three months, California will see the widest-sweeping state-wide changes to its privacy law in years. California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) kicks in on January 1 and rolls out sweeping new privacy benefits to the state’s 40 million residents — and every tech company in Silicon Valley.

10 Best Secure Email Services to Project Your Privacy  show on Slack
John W.  

Don't want your email service providers snooping on your emails? Here are the most secure email services that ensure your data remain private.

SMART CITY: Privacy (Video: 1:16min)  show on Slack
John W.  

Google's sister company Sidewalk is proposing a large urban development project in Toronto - without any prior development experience. Privacy, privatization and governance concerns are worrying residents and government alike, despite a massive two-year lobbying campaign by Google. Ambiguous language in the proposal suggests that public spaces may not be so public, and that some of the most valuable land in North America may be handed over at a discount to one of the world's richest companies.

Blue Book: Privacy Design Strategies  show on Slack
John W.  

We want to determine by ourselves which personal details we share with others, and how they are used. We don’t want everyone to know what we do or think. We don’t want our boss to know what we discuss with our friends. We don’t want our personal information to be misinterprete doutside the original context. In other words, we want some privacy please.

Privacy Policy of  show on Slack
Karolina Mackiewicz  

This year the MyData conference team offer to use the networking app Brella (available in the App Store & Google Play) with the joincode: MyData2019. But you should read the Privacy Policy of since a few people felt not overly comfortable with the terms. It states: 'Our legitimate interest (for attendees) to manage and develop our customer & attendee relationships and further develop our business operations. You have a right to opt-out of direct marketing each time we provide marketing to you.'

UK Gov request for user data from government website sparks alarm  show on Slack
Berit Skjernaa  

Privacy campaigners question urgency of move and motives of PM and Dominic Cummings

How Menstruation Apps Are Sharing Your Data  show on Slack

A shocking report about period tracker apps. Not only for ladies.

2019 Privacy Tech Vendor Report  show on Slack
John W.  

The privacy tech vendor market continues to mature as more organizations around the world adopt products and services that help automate and streamline necessary functions for the privacy office and enterprise as a whole.

App attempts a rare trick in China: Online Privacy  show on Slack
John W.  

In a country where privacy protections are considered weak and anything-goes data collection has become the norm, Chinese tech entrepreneur Yang Geng stands out. His service, LeakZero, helps people surf the web anonymously, protect passwords and send encrypted messages. By design, he can’t find out the names of the app’s users or even know how many there are. It doesn’t have a so-called ‘back door.’

Privacy matters because it empowers us all  show on Slack
John W.  

Don’t just give away your privacy to the likes of Google and Facebook – protect it, or you disempower us all.

Tech Killed Privacy: Can Policy Save it?  show on Slack
Göran Wågström  

Governments need to start treating people like citizens, not consumers, and enact laws that protect citizens’ rights to privacy over a business’ right to profits.

Watch 'The Great Hack' Trailer  show on Slack
Paul-Olivier Dehaye  

They took your data. Then they took control. The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation through the compelling personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal. In select theaters and on Netflix July 24.

It's not that we've failed to rein in Facebook and Google. We've not even tried!  show on Slack
Göran Wågström  

This is an incredible article by Shoshana Zuboff, the Harvard Professor that wrote 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism'. I strongly recommend you to read it as what she says also is related to what's being done in MyData. What she says is very much the essence of what we have to tackle.

Blinding Identity Taxonomy  show on Slack

The UK Parliament's Human Rights Committee on protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information.

The New Wilderness  show on Slack
John W.  

The need to regulate online privacy is a truth so universally acknowledged that even Facebook and Google have joined the chorus of voices crying for change.

Putting end-users in charge of algorithms: Privacy and autonomy by design - QUT Design Lab  show on Slack
Karolina Mackiewicz  

Queensland University of Technology will soon be launching Dr Monique Mann's new book Good Data - it's open source:

Apple launches Sign in with Apple button  show on Slack

Apple announced a new Sign in with Apple button as part of its iOS 13 announcements and is marketing this as a privacy-secure sign-in option.

Göran Wågström

Great news for Idka: EADPP (European association for Privacy Professionals) choses Idka as their communication, collaboration sharing and storing platform for the members, boards, workgroups etc.


With Schluss, you - and only you - decide who gets which information about you on the Internet.


Has anybody come across BigID before?

Göran Wågström

We had SITRA’s Tina Harkonen on the Idka Good Tech show yesterday. Great discussion, watch it on Idka´s Youtube channel

Göran Wågström

Dick Eastman who runs 'The Privacy Blog' wrote a blog post about