Many sites offer the ability to 'opt out' of targeted advertisements, but doing so isn't easy. Simplifying and standardizing opt-outs would help improve privacy on the web.
Consumers want better protection for their data, and businesses want clear national laws. Yet there is virtually no consensus about what a broad privacy law should entail.
Most tech companies make it difficult for users to say no to aggressive surveillance practices. But it is helpful to know about the default settings on your smartphone and how to change them.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
Websites are trying to get around GDPR rules on giving you control over your data.
An online medical appointment booking organisation was sharing personal information about the users of their platform with a plaintiff law firm.
Privacy rules enacted in Europe are affecting companies – and their customers and users – all around the world.
We need to stop blaming consumers for not reading online privacy policies and fix the system.
US privacy laws focus on informing consumers what's happening with their data; other countries specifically restrict data collection and analysis.
What scholars know, are learning and are predicting about the privacy of electronic data, online activity, smartphone use and electronic records.
Consumers can't read, understand or use information in companies' privacy policies. So they end up less informed and less protected than they'd like to be. New research shows a better way.