Data Privacy

New Samsung Feature Protects User Data During Phone Repairs

Samsung is launching a new data privacy feature called 'Repair Mode' to protect user data on its Galaxy devices when they are being accessed by a third party, such as during repairs — reports SamMobile. Repair Mode is designed to directly tackle concerns of data theft when users send their devices to a third-party service...

New Data Privacy Features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave Take Aim at Facebook

At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) yesterday, Apple announced a host of new data privacy features that appear to take an aim at Facebook’s data-dependent business. As pointed out by The Wall Street Journal for instance, new privacy tools in Safari will limit the personal data that apps like Facebook can collect. Apple also used a...

Experts Say Canadians Will Also Benefit from Europe’s New Data Privacy Laws

Starting tomorrow, the European Union will bring into effect some of the world's strictest online privacy rules under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which some experts believe will also benefit the Canadian internet users, should companies extend the privacy features to users worldwide, CBC News reports. For those who aren’t familiar, the GDPR requires that all...

Federal Judge Dismisses a Data Privacy Lawsuit against Apple

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, California, has dismissed a consumer lawsuit against Apple over data privacy, Reuters reports. The Judge noted that the four plaintiffs failed to prove they were harmed by any misrepresentation of data privacy on part of the Cupertino company. Back in 2011, four plaintiffs claimed that Apple had violated its privacy...