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Stories with subject: Data privacy
  • White House updating online privacy policy 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:19 am
  • A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

  • Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:26 pm
  • OTTAWA, Ontario - Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website.

  • Fla. Legislature passes student data privacy bill 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:52 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - School districts will no longer be able to collect student data like fingerprints under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature.

  • Teens adept at social media get privacy training 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:58 pm
  • CLAYTON, Missouri - In an age of increased online government surveillance and targeted social media ads, the notion of privacy as a classroom subject worthy of distinct study is gaining momentum far beyond the narrow niches of First Amendment lawyers and computer hackers.

  • EU court ruling boost privacy rights of citizens 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:42 pm
  • BRUSSELS - The European Union's top court on Tuesday dealt a blow to law-enforcement agencies' spying on phone and internet records, saying the lives of citizens should not be "the subject of constant surveillance."

  • House backs restrictions on student data sharing 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:11 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The state House of Representatives has agreed to put new limits on how Louisiana handles public school student data.

  • Committee looks into Cover Oregon security 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:47 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - A congressional committee is looking into whether Oregon's troubled health-insurance exchange had done enough to protect sensitive personal information before trying to launch the Cover Oregon portal in October.

  • Privacy concerns nix New York student-data plan 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:24 pm
  • BUFFALO, New York - New York has reversed course to use an Atlanta-based company to store student data for parents and officials to use to track student progress, after the plan triggered privacy concerns and a legal challenge.

  • Kansas House approves student data privacy bill 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:24 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Restrictions on access to data on Kansas public school students would increase under a bill clearing the House on Wednesday, a move described by legislators as a means toward increased privacy.

  • Brazil's Congress approves internet legislation 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 2:40 pm
  • SAO PAULO - The lower house of Brazil's Congress has approved legislation meant to ensure the privacy of Internet users and to guarantee what is called "Internet neutrality," that all content be treated equally by carriers. But it dropped a demand that all data on Brazilians be saved within the country

  • French consumer group targets US social networks 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:46 am
  • PARIS - A top French consumer group is asking a Paris court to order Google, Facebook and Twitter to scrap or modify the fine print on their terms of use - insisting it's too complex.

  • Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 7:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting people's privacy.