Texas Right to Life website exposed job applicants’ resumes

Anti-abortion group Texas Right to Life exposed the personal information of hundreds of job applicants after a website bug allowed anyone to access their resumes, which were stored in an unprotected directory on its website. A security researcher told TechCrunch that the group’s main website, built largely in WordPress, was not properly protecting the file […]

UK now expects compliance with children’s privacy design code

In the UK, a 12-month grace period for compliance with a design code aimed at protecting children online expires today — meaning app makers offering digital services in the market which are “likely” to be accessed by children (defined in this context as users under 18 years old) are expected to comply with a set […]

InfoSum raises $65M Series B as organizations embrace secure data sharing

InfoSum, a London-based startup that provides a decentralized platform for secure data sharing between organizations, has secured a $65 million Series B funding round led by Chrysalis Investments. The investment comes less than a year after InfoSum closed a $15.1 million Series A round co-led by Upfront Ventures and IA Ventures. Since, the data privacy […]

With liberty and privacy for some: Widening inequality on the digital frontier

Cillian Kieran Contributor Share on Twitter Cillian Kieran is CEO and co-founder of Ethyca, a New York-based privacy company. More posts by this contributor Inadequate federal privacy regulations leave US startups lagging behind Europe Privacy is emotional — we often value privacy the most when we feel vulnerable or powerless when confronted with creepy data […]

Venture capital undermines human rights

Michael Kleinman Contributor Share on Twitter Michael Kleinman is the director of Amnesty International’s Silicon Valley Initiative. The future of technology is determined by a handful of venture capitalists. The world’s 10 leading venture capital firms have, together, invested over $150 billion in technology startups. The venture capitalists who run these firms decide which startups […]