Dating sites privacy laws
How privacy regulation is adapting to innovation and why we care Privacy laws are changing to address the real and perceived risks of harm resulting from the under- or unregulated data economy.
The EU has introduced significant reform to legislation aimed at protecting privacy, promoting competition and wrestling the ever-growing power out of the hands of the few.
It included full name, date of birth, email addresses and passwords.
Commissioner Pilgrim said the investigation found that at the time of the incident, Cupid did not have password encryption processes in place."Password encryption is a basic security strategy that may prevent unauthorised access to user accounts," he said."Cupid insecurely stored passwords in plain text, and I found that to be a failure to take reasonable security steps as required under the Privacy Act."He said the incident also demonstrated the importance of securely destroying or permanently de-identifying personal information when it is no longer required.
A recent article in The Economist, Why big tech should fear Europe, reported that the US is home to 15 of the world’s valuable technology firms, whereas Europe is home to one.There is a sense that privacy legislation is on the near horizon in the US.Canada has also undergone review and change of some of its privacy regulation.Cupid has not yet responded to the ABC's inquiries. Over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day.