A Friday night 57-42 vote in the Senate before the Memorial Day weekend fell short of the 60 votes needed to reauthorize Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Thousands of hospital patients in at least three states may have had their personal information compromised after MML data breach.
An Ohio student is under investigation for hacking into a school district server and sharing the information of at least one other student.
The USA Freedom Act's fate will soon be decided with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announcing on Thursday that the Senate will convene for a rare Saturday vote on the bill.
Researchers wrote in a paper that UC Browser's English and Chinese versions leak personal and personally-identifiable data.
RadioShack and a coalition of 38 states have reached an agreement allowing RadioShack to sell the customer data under certain conditions.
Purporting to be free agency contractors, an unknown number of protesters planted tape recorders around New York City to capture civilians' conversations and publish them online.
In a brief, to-the-point letter, a wide mix of organizations asked Senate leaders to abandon attempts to extend Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Dozens of other companies, civil society groups and security and policy experts, sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday stressing the importance of rejecting legislation requiring backdoors into new technology.
Another bill aimed at protecting students' privacy has been presented to Congress.
A panel of financial industry experts at a conference sponsored by Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) discussed security challenges facing the sector.
The USA Freedom Act was passed by the House Wednesday but critics call for strengthening of bill in the Senate.
A year after Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling, academics and a U.K. regulatory office are asking Google for further information on how it adheres to it.
Starbucks customers say auto-reload feature is being used to steal from their linked credit cards and bank accounts.
While Congress ramps up for its discussions and vote on the USA Freedom Act, Washington state has taken privacy into its own hands through legislation requiring a warrant to use the devices.
The bill, which aims to end NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone data, recently passed a House committee.
A federal court has ruled that the search of a traveling businessman's laptop in 2013 was unreasonable and violated his privacy.
Two men were arrested for conspiring to breach Photobucket security and sell private information.
Germany has stopped its internet surveillance for the NSA after tensions arose over the US spying on European officials.
A New York federal appeals court found the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records illegal, but a separate ruling this week set privacy rules back with the approval of law enforcement's collection of warrantless phone location data.
An annual health care study found that criminal attacks replaced device theft and loss as the leading cause of breaches.
The Federal Trade Commission announced, in a release today, Katherine Race Brin will serve as the new FTC CPO
ACLU has sued a Virginia police department for collecting an LPR database on vehicles belonging to people not under investigation.
The lower house of the French Parliament has approved a controversial intelligence bill that could broaden the government's surveillance powers.
The Department of Justice confirmed that it is looking into its policies surrounding cell-site simulators and surveillance technology.
A phishing scheme may have compromised the information of nearly 3,300 patients.
The House Judiciary Committee approved the "USA Freedom Act," effectively setting the bill up to be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Trust directly correlates to our expectations of privacy, says Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial.
Greater connectivity has changed the way we view privacy - and the Fourth Amendment, says Hilary Wandall, CPO at Merck. Teri Robinson reports.
Is resistance forming against data-sharing in America? The consensus seems to be a resounding 'yes,' reports Ashley Carman.
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