EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to replace Safe Harbor

United States and EU officials have reached an agreement regarding new data protection standards for U.S. firms processing European citizens’ information. This new agreement, titled the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, serves as a replacement for the disbanded Safe Harbor framework. The new agreement outlines requirements for international companies processing European citizens’ data, as well as ramifications…

Microsoft acquiring SwiftKey for $250 million

Microsoft has acquired London-based SwiftKey for an estimated $250 million. SwiftKey is a popular predictive-text keyboard designer. SwiftKey’s AI-based app is installed on more than 300 million Android and IOS products around the world. This keyboard app is capable of learning users’ texting habits, including emojis, and predicting what will be used next in conversation.…

National Data Privacy Day 2016: How to dispose of data and recycle electronics safely

Today is National Data Privacy Day, a day devoted to educating technology users and companies everywhere about proper data disposal and electronics recycling techniques. There are many options for both data erasure and electronics recycling, but some are more secure than others. There are many well-known avenues for recycling and reselling electronics. Major retailers such…