What is GDPR and how does it protect your online privacy?

By Patrick W. Dunne – freelance writer for Digital Privacy News – follow him on LinkedIn or read his blog. In 2012, the European Commission sought to reform data privacy across the European Union (EU) and adapt to the technological age. After years of deliberation, the European Parliament published the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to replace outdated […]

Avoid email scams and protect your privacy during COVID-19

The fear surrounding the novel coronavirus has created new opportunities for online scammers who look to exploit your anxiety and steal your private information.  What is happening? Nasty netizens send emails claiming to be from legitimate organizations and ask you to click on links to fill out online forms, view statistics, and follow the news.  […]

StartMail.com encrypted email service blocked in Russia – UPDATED

StartMail received news that the Russian Federal Security Bureau (FSB and the successor to the KGB within the intelligence agency) started restricting access to the StartMail service in the Russian Federation territory as of January 23, 2020.   The reason given is “to protect the Russian segment of the Internet from disseminating inaccurate socially significant information, […]