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Google announces client-side encryption for Workspace; Android gets new privacy dashboard; and at the same time, Google FLoC concerns grow

Google has just announced that Workspace, beginning with Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, will get client-side encryption. About to go into beta testing, this includes providing more granular control along with enhanced phishing and malware protection.

Testers of Beta 2 for Android will also be trying out new privacy features. This will include more transparency on apps, including indicating whether a microphone and camera are on, and whether location is being tracked. A new clipboard reading notification is also in the works.

Meanwhile, Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) may be making it easier for advertising companies to identify and access personal information, despite Google promises to the contrary.

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Thales’ data security report reveals only 20% of managers feel infrastructure is secure

June 15, 2021

COVID-19 is having a big impact in data security, with ripple effects from remote working, increased threats, and much more data to manage. This survey of IT teams found only 24% believed they had complete knowledge of where their data was stored, and just 20% felt very prepared to handle risks they were confronting. Additional concerns were around skills gaps, the complexity of managing data in the Cloud, and the increased frequency of breaches.

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IT’S THE LAW (06/15/2021)

June 15, 2021

Colorado is poised to pass the third U.S. state privacy law, pending its governor’s approval. The Colorado Privacy Act, which would come into effect July 2023, specifies that Colorado residents be allowed to opt out of data collection for ad targeting; imposes a duty of care in which companies must obtain consumer consent before collecting or using sensitive data; and,  restricts data controllers from using data other than for purposes for which it was collected.   No right of private action.

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Customer Data Platform Industry Adds New Vendors: CDP Institute Report

July 12, 2024

Software vendors continued to add Customer Data Platform (CDP) capabilities to existing systems in the first half of 2024, according to the CDP Institute’s latest Industry Update report.  Nearly all of the dozen companies appearing in the report for the first time started as marketing or messaging applications and added CDP capabilities after they were built.  These firms accounted for most of the industry growth during the report period.

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