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Not good...T-Mobile plans ad targeting; ID theft on the rise; and "Zoombombing" mostly okay

On the other hand, the U.S. House is considering federal privacy legislation.

--Susan Raab, Editor

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T-Mobile helps advertisers by helping itself to customer data

T-Mobile to begin ad targeting in April

T-Mobile will begin using its customer data for ad targeting, unless (as we've done here) individuals change settings to opt-out. This is the opposite of what Apple, Google and others are doing and is even more intrusive than what Verizon (T-Mobile's parent company) does. 

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Identify relevant regs and compliance readiness

TrustArc's PrivacyCentral tool maps your compliance against global privacy laws

With privacy regulations changing almost daily, knowing which laws apply to your company is crucial.  TrustArc has designed a new tool to deliver contextual, real-time insights to privacy teams. PrivacyCentral identifies which regulations are likely to apply to data held, and prioritize laws according to timelines, owners and KPIs.    

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A U.S. Congresswoman proposed a national consumer privacy bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. Saying, it is "better to have a federal law than a patchwork of state laws," Democrat Suzan DelBene introduced The Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act which would require businesses to get consent before sharing sensitive information, let users opt-out of collection of nonsensitive data, oblige businesses to explain how data is being used, and expand the Federal Trade Commission's authority to enforce the law.  It would override stronger state legislation and doesn't allow consumers to sue for violations -- two features the ad industry likes and privacy advocates do not. 

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Privacera closes $50M; DataGrail closes $30M -- in Series B funding

Privicera's platform helps companies decide how to leverage data by showing who accesses their data and how it is being used. Customers can also set and enforce policies to control access or encrypt data. 

DataGrail, the privacy-as-a-service company, helps with compliance by integrating with more than 100 applications, including Salesforce, Adobe and Oracle, and helps customers understand requirements of complex privacy regulations. 

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Nearly half of U.S. consumers have  suffered identity theft

A December 2020 survey of nearly 9,000 consumers showed 47% of U.S. consumers had experienced financial identity theft -- up 42% from 2019. The report issued by the Aite Group found consequences for financial institutions can be severe, including that 12-13% of consumers who experienced fraud are unlikely to do future business with them. 

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In Brief: 

Zoom wins suit on most counts via Section 230 argument:  The company, which has enjoyed four-fold growth during the pandemic, can rest easy following a California judge's ruling that violating user privacy rights by sharing personal information with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn -- and letting malevolent intruders join meetings (called Zoombombing) -- is "mostly" immune under Section 230 of U.S. law. Read More

Hackers breach 150,000 surveillance cameras just to show they can: The beach provided access to 150,000 surveillance cameras at hospitals, police department and schools, and exposed other footage, including from Tesla and Cloudflare.  Read More

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