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Google Sets Limit on How Long It Will Store Some Data
In response to criticism over its current data collection practices, Google is introducing default deletion of location history in its web and application activities for new accounts.
Source: SoftwareReviews' Gmail Secure Product Scorecard. Accessed June 26, 2020.
Google is moving in the right direction in its efforts to address historical concerns of expansive and unclear data collection and sharing practices, but it still has a long way to go. Though the problem persists around users of online applications and services not taking time to review or update their configuration settings, Google has decided to apply this change only to new accounts. While the effort is there, it is likely that a large group of online users will remain unaffected, as they still need to make the active decision and take subsequent steps to address their settings.
Simple implementation changes that warn users at service or application deployment that their default settings need review would show a true commitment to ensuring that consumers are made aware of and understand their options. More transparency and oversight are still needed to shift the default for businesses to reduced sharing of consumer data, specifically when it comes to profiting off of personally identifiable activity.
SECURITI.ai Addresses the Privacy vs. AI Debacle With the Industry’s First AI-Powered Privacy Solution
AI-powered privacy is here to stay, driven by the innovative team at SECURITI.ai. The company injects automation through AI with its PrivacyOps solution, PRIVACI, taking the effort out of mapping out personal data within its various repositories.
The privacy management software space is rapidly becoming crowded with vendors all looking to add value. 2B Advice has released the most recent version (7.0) of its software, emphasizing the support tools needed to build a privacy-aware culture.
Proteus-Cyber, a leading vendor within the privacy program management space, has added two standout features to its current privacy software offering. The Threat Intelligence feature tracks and links directly to CVEs discovered daily and can be integrated within the IT asset register of current Proteus-Cyber NextGen Data Privacy users.
Retarus, a managed service cloud-based email security platform, is a growing company to watch out for. Since its initiation in 1992, it has quickly expanded its services and global infrastructure to North America, Europe, and APAC countries, owning data centers in the associated areas to process data locally in compliance with regulatory standards.
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has released its 2020 Privacy Tech Vendor report, reviewing key software solution vendors within the space. This year’s report highlighted the recent addition of Data Subject Request (DSR) to the feature categories.
In the data discovery and classification sphere, Varonis has long been associated with impressive features and a user-friendly approach to platform integration. The company takes things a step further by introducing the ability to focus on protection of personal data through a privacy lens.
Collibra’s FedRAMP Authorization Means Increased Opportunity to Partner With Government Organizations on Their Strategic Data Initiatives
On the heels of its Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization, Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, now counts some of the leading US government organizations, such as the US Department of the Army and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in its customer base.
While email security gateways help filter out spam, prevent data loss, and inspect for malicious content, they can be easily bypassed. Avanan has patented an API-based approach that sits inside the collaboration suite environment (such as Office 365) to build a perimeter around individual users.
Osano recently released its SaaS privacy solution aimed at simplifying compliance and vendor assessments. The product feels familiar, but Osano’s ethical commitment sets it apart from the crowd.