News tagged with personal data

Identity theft victims face months of hassle

As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer's free credit monitoring offer so he would ...

dateDec 14, 2014 in Security
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Protecting personal data in the cloud

IBM today announced it has patented the design for a data privacy engine that can more efficiently and affordably help businesses protect personal data as it is transferred between countries, including across private clouds.

dateNov 20, 2014 in Software
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Nearly half of Calif. affected by hacks in 2013

The number of Californians whose personal data was hacked last year jumped sixfold to 18.5 million accounts and as many as one-third of those people will become victims of fraud, says California Attorney General Kamala Harris, ...

dateOct 28, 2014 in Security
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Is big data heading for its 'horsemeat moment'?

There have been so many leaks, hacks and scares based on misuse or misappropriation of personal data that any thought that "big data" could provide benefits rather than only opportunities for harm may be ...

dateOct 22, 2014 in Internet
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Japan court orders Google to delete data

A Japanese court has ordered Google to delete search results linking the claimant to a crime he did not commit, the latest in a series of rulings around the world on what search engines should tell users.

dateOct 10, 2014 in Internet
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