All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Data Retention’

Facebook To Change Data Retention Policies

As you may recall, late last month, Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission announced that they had reached a settlement with regards to Facebook privacy. I won’t get into all of the details about that again, but it required Facebook to, within 180 days, and every two years after that for the next 20 years, to obtain independent, third-party audits …

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Wireless Carriers Keep Your “Private” Data For a Long, Long Time

When it comes to data retention, most of us know by now that there are multitudes of different people who hold on to your “private” data for various reasons. Of course, this is why your “private” data isn’t really “private” at all, when you think about it. Carriers like AT&T, Verizon and Sprint play a huge role in most people’s …

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Yahoo Extends Search Record Retention

Search company Yahoo has announced a change in their data retention policy that is sure to hit the radar of many privacy advocates. The company says that it will extend the amount of time it holds on to user search records to 18 months.  Currently, the data is only held for 90 days before it is made anonymous. From the …

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