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FORBES: New US firm “MelonCard” starts free-to-use personal data protection service

November 6, 2011

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Andy Greenberg of FORBES reports on the newly launched “MelonCard” service in the US which attempts to universally opt-out users from personal data collection programmes. It does ask for payment for its premium service of $7.

UK is showing some confidence in personal data security

November 1, 2011

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A SURVEY by the Information commissioner’s office in the UK shows that 49% of the respondents were confident of the way businesses use their personal data in terms of security, as reported by V3. The accompanying article presents this finding as ‘less than half’ of respondants being confident, and notes that it underlines the importance for […]

The strange reality of “People-searching” (US)

September 7, 2011

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Spokeo, Intelius and ZabaSearch are three websites that allow you to search a wealth of information on anyone in the US. Searching my first and last name on ZabaSearch (free) offered over 1000 results from the US, an initialled middle name brought the number down to 64, most of whom had phone number, date of […]

POLITICS.HU (Hungary): Hungary’s data protection ombudsman lays down the law about personal surveys.

August 20, 2011

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“Ombudsman rules personal data in govt survey be destroyed” “According to the ombudsman, the bar code in the header of each questionnaire makes the sheets “unique and personal”, and respondents could be identified. Jori also said that the waiver attached to each questionnaire “would allow for nearly unlimited handling” of the personal data of respondents.”

Video advertising an application which fills out personal survey data automatically

August 15, 2011

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“it saves you a lot of time.” Apparently this application automatically fills out data for personal surveys, ostensibly to save time. Thankfully the video’s author advises not adding information such as your credit card details.

NZ post privacy policy for the Lifestyle survey

July 1, 2011

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Privacy policy here  

Herald ‘vox pop’ survey article on internet privacy

June 27, 2011

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/privacy/news/article.cfm?c_id=546&objectid=10731790 A simple reporting of three people’s opinions on facebook and internet privacy. “I feel like people online are my friends,” says Campbell. “So I’m more likely to share information with them than a stranger, even though you could get strangers online.” … perhaps this shows a belief by internet users that the internet is […]