The Login Experience

The login experience has gotten more and more complicated over the years and every website has their own way to do it. When logging into a new website, we are presented with options to sign in with Google, Facebook and other platforms that make the login experience apparently more seamless. But what about using actual login information and what does that mean for your privacy?

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France Fines Google and Facebook

France recently fined Google and Facebook for hampering users’ ability to stop the companies tracking their online activity. According to BBC, French regulators have hit Google and Facebook with fines totalling 210m euros over the use of cookies. The French data privacy watchdog Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, the CNIL, said both sites were making it difficult for internet users to refuse the online trackers.

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India Adopting Data Privacy Laws

India is the latest country on the list to adopt federal data privacy laws for their citizens. According to The Times of India, the two-decade-old Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act), the existing governing law, hasn’t been able to keep up with the rapid advancements in technology. With India recently witnessing a massive increase in cyberattacks, cybercriminals have been steadily discovering new ways to obtain sensitive personal information.

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applications. Individual taxpayers and tax professionals are required to verify with to NIST 800-63-3 IAL2+Liveness and AAL2 for secure login. These identity proofing services are crucial for the IRS to ensure millions of taxpayers and tax professionals can securely access the IRS and its applications.” What you may not know is that they are collecting biometric data in the process. In the United States as it currently stands, there is no single, comprehensive federal law regulating the collection and use of biometric data. Does that concern you?

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