Online privacy involves the right or mandate of personal privacy concerning the storing, repurposing, provision to third parties, and displaying of information pertaining to oneself via the Internet. Internet privacy is a subset of data privacy.

Privacy can entail either Personally Identifying Information (PII) or non-PII information such as a site visitor’s behavior on a website. PII refers to any information that can be used to identify an individual. For example, age and physical address alone could identify who an individual is without explicitly disclosing their name, as these two factors are unique enough to typically identify a specific person. (Wikipedia)

Personally Identifiable Data/ Information (PID/PII) is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual. Hence, any data that can be used to distinguish one person from another, and can be used for de-anonymizing anonymous data can be considered PII.

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Facebook isn’t looking out for your privacy. It wants your data for itself

Facebook’s terms of service are pretty clear, by the standards of such things. (I should know: I once read 150,000 words of small print in a week to see what I would find out.) There are very few random blocks of all-caps, it’s fairly short, and it has hyperlinks in it. You don’t even have to scroll down to find one of the key sections, which lays out what it means when you share information with Facebook.

UK surveillance law marks a 'worse than scary' shift

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 officially became law on Tuesday, after being passed by the House of Lords last month. Often referred to as the Snooper’s Charter, the legislation has been a year in the making and offers unprecedented new powers to police and spy agencies in the UK for keeping tabs on British citizens.

EU data privacy officer rule triggers search for talent

Smaller European Union companies may not recognize their obligation under the new EU privacy regime to appoint data protection officers and may find that finding qualified officers is becoming difficult, privacy analysts told Bloomberg BNA Nov. 15

The path to self-sovereign identity

Governments and companies are sharing an unprecedented amount of information, cross-correlating everything from user viewing habits to purchases, to where people are located during the day, to where they sleep at night and with whom they associate.

The facebook algorithm is watching you: here’s one way to confuse it.

You can tell a lot about a person from how they react to something. That’s why Facebook’s various “Like” buttons are so powerful. Clicking a reaction icon isn’t just a way to register an emotional response, it’s also a way for Facebook to refine its sense of who you are.

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