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BizReport | Ecommerce January 11, 2016

Verint: Most suspicious of online security

The new year doesn't mean the feelings of consumers have changed when it comes to one thing: data privacy. According to one new report about half of consumers continue to be suspicious about data privacy. ... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing November 06, 2013

Report: US, UK consumers worry about privacy, don't take extra security steps

Privacy and information control are at the forefront of consumers' worries in the social space. But, according to new data out from tyntec and YouGov, about one-third report either their social media account has been hacked or the account of... >>

BizReport | Research September 19, 2013

TRUSTe: Most people concerned about online privacy

Never has it been truer that trust is earned. According to new data out from TRUSTe, more consumers are concerned about privacy than they were a year ago; 2 in 3 say they 'have concerns' about how their personal information... >>

BizReport | Internet September 16, 2013

82% of college students concerned online privacy compromised

When online privacy and security firm AnchorFree surveyed U.S. and U.K. students they found that, while many are very concerned about Internet privacy, few did anything to protect themselves.... >>

BizReport | November 29, 2012

Microsoft IE10 Do Not Track default puts off 1 in 3 Brits

One in three Brits would cease to use Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 browser if, as part of its Do Not Track initiative, it automatically blocks websites from retaining information such as passwords and auto-fill functions. ... >>

BizReport | November 19, 2012

Many EU countries failing to comply with EU Cookie Law

Owners of European websites appear reluctant to comply with the EU Cookie Law, reveals a new report from TRUSTe, with none of France and Germany's 50 top websites having taken any steps at all towards compliance.... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation August 03, 2012

FTC wants COPPA rules updated in line with 21st century technology

New rules to better protect children against the collection of their personal data online are being proposed by the Federal Trade Commission including changes to the definition of personally identifiable information.... >>

BizReport | Internet June 15, 2012

British government plans to tackle Internet trolls

People who leave defamatory comments on websites or forums are being targeted in the UK. The British government is currently considering legislation making website operators identify 'trolls'. ... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing June 06, 2012

Study: Users worried about Facebook privacy

When it comes to social networking, consumers aren't slowing down. However, a new study indicates consumers' worries about privacy in the social space are increasing - specifically photo privacy.... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation April 18, 2012

EU Cookie Law deadline looms but businesses and consumers unprepared

With just weeks before the Information Commissioner's Office imposes the EU Cookie Law studies suggest that many companies don't comply and under a quarter of consumers will opt into cookies.... >>

BizReport | Advertising March 30, 2012

Yahoo's implementation of Do Not Track begins

Yahoo has announced it will soon complete deployment of a "Do Not Track" solution across its entire network to allow visitors to choose if they want their online activity tracked for ad targeting purposes.... >>

BizReport | Loyalty Marketing March 20, 2012

Studies: Despite increased data breaches customers remain loyal

A new poll from Harris Interactive, on behalf of FileTrek, finds that most Americans remove confidential company information from their offices. Of the 90% who do this 79% say it's probably grounds for termination. ... >>

BizReport | Research February 14, 2012

Online privacy real concern for 90% of US Internet users

New figures released on February 13 by TRUSTe reveal the vast majority of US consumers have concerns about their online privacy and are wary of doing business with businesses they believe don't have adequate protection in place.... >>

BizReport | Research January 24, 2012

Game-based CAPTCHA alternative offers increased security, fun for users

CAPTCHAs have long been used as a means of defense against hackers and bots but the increasing trend of outsourcing the hacking of CAPTCHAs to cheap labor forces could prompt the search for a different method. How about the gamification... >>

BizReport | Internet December 19, 2011

'Tis the season to be drunk online

Don't for one minute think your drunken antics at the company Christmas bash will forever remain within the confines of the office. A new survey in the UK reveals that over three-quarters of tagged photographs on Facebook pages are of... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation October 19, 2011

Fellowes reports 4 million British identity theft victims

Last week a British Cabinet Office minister, Oliver Letwin, was discovered to have recklessly disposed of important government papers in a park trash can. This week it is National Identity Fraud Prevention Week in the UK. Perhaps government officials could... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce October 19, 2011

Privacy Concerns: Marketers should "think like a bank"

Marketers that want to lessen concern among consumers regarding privacy should think like a bank, according to new research from McCann Truth Central. ... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing August 10, 2011

Social space may not be as friendly as it seems

Although they seem innocuous and fun, social networks can hold as many dangers as they hold old friends and new acquaintances. Many consumers aren't taking the threat of social networks seriously, though, and the dangers aren't only to consumer information.... >>

BizReport | Internet June 03, 2011

Americans worry about online corporate snooping

More than half of Internet users in the US worry that they're being stalked online. It's not the Government or an ex-lover they fear, it's big business. ... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing June 01, 2011

Only 4% of Americans under 50 not on Facebook

If you're an American aged over 12 and under 50 then you're probably on Facebook. If not, you're in a minority of just 4%.... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation May 31, 2011

Online firms in UK granted more time to comply with new cookie regs

Online retailers in the UK have been given a 12 month extension on an EU deadline to ensure their websites comply with challenging new cookie requirements.... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation May 10, 2011

New European law on use of cookies looms

UK websites have two weeks left to comply with new European laws which require user consent before cookies can be used to store and retrieve information on users' computers.... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation December 03, 2010

Frustrated FTC proposes Do Not Track tool

Will "Do Not Track" soon join "Do Not Call" and "Do Not Mail" lists? If the Federal Trade Commission has its way, it will. ... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing October 11, 2010

Parents rate socnet's privacy levels "negative"

Parents aren't happy with the job that social networks are doing to protect their children online, according to a new poll from Common Sense Media.... >>

BizReport | Internet September 01, 2010

Germany bans Facebook as employee screening tool

Many employers are using social networks to screen prospective recruits, but for firms in Germany, a country with some of the toughest privacy laws in the world, this is no longer an avenue they can go down. ... >>

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