Europe’s Smack to Google May Only Be the Beginning

The European Commission’s record-breaking fines for Google foreshadow a larger regulatory invasion of the U.S. technology industry.

How Regulators Are Dealing with Antitrust Laws and Data Privacy

When people turn over data to "pay" for Facebook's services, are they getting a good deal?

Why It’s Hard to Protect Domestic-Violence Survivors Online

Restraining orders have evolved to prohibit digital communication, but what happens when they fail?

The Stock Market Is Rewarding Tech Companies That Protect Data More Than Ones That Exploit It

Digital security companies are rallying amid a steady series of hacker intrusions.

Congress Wants the Scoop on Gmail User Privacy

Do you really know who has access to your Gmail account?

Why Can’t Europe Create Tech Giants Like the U.S. and China?

Europe churns out plenty of top-of-class mathematicians, computer scientists, and software developers.

Can Sacrificing Privacy Stomp Out Disinformation Online?

One way to ward off bad actors could be more information sharing between social-media platforms, researchers, and governments.

When Your Personal Data Is Stolen, You’re the Last to Know

Sometimes intrusions aren’t detected immediately, and there can be a delay before the public is informed.

Reddit's Case for Anonymity on the Internet

The site’s head claims that the policy of not collecting personal information allows people to be “more true to themselves.”

IRS Wants Artificial Intelligence To Guard Taxpayer Data

The tax agency wants to know if the AI and machine learning are mature enough to secure its systems from cyberattacks.

Can American Technology Firms and Lawmakers Learn from Europe’s GDPR?

The European Union's privacy law is a very well-crafted law that simply mandates good data handling best practices.