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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What are Pixel Tags?

There seems to be so many unknowns today as we browse the internet. A large majority of consumers open their device, navigate to a site, complete a transaction and resume their day as usual without giving any thought to the processes behind their browsing session. Then individuals open Facebook a few hours later to see an advertisement for the winter boots they just purchased in their Google Chrome web browser. How is that possible? Let’s talk about it.

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How Zillow Uses Your Data

Have you heard about the recent Zillow situation? iBuyers have been purchasing homes from consumers who are looking to sell quickly and conveniently, using algorithms and user data to determine what price to pay. After minor renovations, they place the house back on the market for an elevated price. Zillow recently announced that they will no longer be taking place in this arena after failing to keep up with the dynamically changing housing market. So, what does this have to do with your data?

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New Australian Privacy Law

Australia is the next country in line to introduce federal privacy legislation. Attorney-General Michaelia Cash released an exposure draft of the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill 2021, which would enable the creation of a binding Online Privacy code for social media services, data brokers and other large online platforms operating in Australia.

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