Articles on Data privacy

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Digital documents are not nearly as easy to retrieve. Africa Studio/

Estate planning for your digital assets

What happens to your Facebook account, your iTunes purchases and your email messages when you die?
Most people don’t know what they’re agreeing to. Micolas/

Nobody reads privacy policies – here’s how to fix that

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.
Who’s collecting your data, and what are they using your data for? Brian A. Jackson/

The real costs of cheap surveillance

What governments and companies think they know about us – whether or not it's accurate – has real power over our actual lives.
A subject plays a computer game as part of a neural security experiment at the University of Washington. Patrick Bennett

Helping or hacking? Engineers and ethicists must work together on brain-computer interface technology

BCI devices that read minds and act on intentions can change lives for the better. But they could also be put to nefarious use in the not-too-distant future. Now's the time to think about risks.
Digital information should be private and secure. Digital communications via

Should cybersecurity be a human right?

Recent developments at the United Nations and the G-20 suggest that the well-known human rights to privacy and freedom of expression may soon be formally extended to online communications.

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