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Is the data privacy movement waiting for its Cuyahoga River fire or Love Canal? The muted response to the most recent data dumps say "yes." (Image courtesy of Library of Congress.)

Amid More Dumping, Data Privacy Movement Awaits a Spark | Digital Guardian

In-brief: Like Love Canal or the ‘flaming river’ in Cleveland that eventually prompted anti-pollution laws, the casual leak of data on 33 million U.S. professionals is a sign that our online environment is badly compromised. But can we fix it? (Editor’s note: this blog post originally appeared on Digital Guardian’s blog.)

Companies should make life harder for cyber criminals by ceasing the use of valuable, "static" data to authenticate consumers. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

Opinion: Disrupt Fraud by Devaluing Data

In-brief: companies that want to make life difficult for cyber criminals can start by moving valuable data off the front lines and finding ways to use less valuable information to verify the identity of their customers, writes Keir Breitenfeld, who works for Experian’s Fraud & Identity Solutions group.

What surprises does 2017 have in store? We have predictions from 5 information security experts.

Tech Giants Team Up On Ethics for Artificial Intelligence | The New York Times

In-brief: Alphabet, IBM, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon are teaming to pioneer ethical guidelines for artificial intelligence, the New York Times reported.

A report from Harvard's Berkman Center makes the case that encryption backdoors aren't needed for law enforcement or intelligence agencies to do their jobs.

With Internet of Things, FBI In No Danger of Going Dark

In-brief: A report from a leading legal think tank argues that the spread of the Internet of Things will provide ample opportunities for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to spy on citizens, despite more widespread use of encryption.

The EU Court of Justice threw out a 15 year old safe harbor agreement with the US over concerns that US surveillance of Internet data was violating EU citizens' rights.

Snowden Blowback: EU Invalidates Safe Harbor Agreement for Data

In-brief: Citing the danger of pervasive government surveillance, the European Union abandoned a 15 year-old agreement on data sharing that is one of the underpinnings of the global information commerce.