Paying for Privacy: The Problem with Mark Zuckerberg’s Plan for Two Facebooks

On Tuesday April 10th, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook implied that his company may introduce a paid version of Facebook, in addition to the free version that will always remain. It's important to remember that any paid version would likely only protect new data collection, and wouldn't apply to already-collected data. Here's a small snapshot of… Continue reading Paying for Privacy: The Problem with Mark Zuckerberg’s Plan for Two Facebooks

GDPR for Developers

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union privacy law that has worldwide implications. The penalty for non-compliance can be as high as 4% of global turnover or 20 Million euros, depending on the egregiousness of the violation. The law affects every company that either does business in Europe or its customers could… Continue reading GDPR for Developers

The Privacy Risks of Disney’s Magic Bands

When you last visited Disney World, did you use a MagicBand as you traveled throughout the parks? Disney hotel guests are automatically given a MagicBand for their visit, but the “old-fashioned” hotel key card is always still an option. MagicBands are marketed as helping visitors have a more magical vacation — from FastPass ride access to facilitating… Continue reading The Privacy Risks of Disney’s Magic Bands