Articles tagged “privacy”

Privacy and Data Security Come Into Focus for Events

Privacy and Data Security Come Into Focus for Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Data security is taking on a new importance, with new legislation and the public spotlight moving to shine on the dangers of mishandled personal information. Partner with the right technology providers to avoid making a costly mistake.

1 month ago

Data Privacy Is a Bigger Issue Than Ever for Business Travelers

Data Privacy Is a Bigger Issue Than Ever for Business Travelers

Amy Merrick, Skift

With laws in flux and hackers prowling for access, companies are trying to help corporate travelers protect valuable business data, but the efforts are piecemeal and inconsistent. Attempts to require loaner devices or limit access to information risk making international travel less productive.

2 months ago

U.S. Travelers Soon Will Need Enhanced IDs to Board Planes — For Real This Time

U.S. Travelers Soon Will Need Enhanced IDs to Board Planes — For Real This Time

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

No one can say the federal government hasn't warned states or travelers this would be coming. For 13 years, the law has required travelers to produce enhanced IDs for flying. It's just that the implementation date repeatedly has been postponed.

4 months ago

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Travelers Are Open to the Internet of Things, Yet Privacy Concerns Persist

Travelers Are Open to the Internet of Things, Yet Privacy Concerns Persist

worldpay + Skift

The Internet of Things is radically changing the way we travel. A new Worldpay report looks at how consumers feel about these connected technologies, both good and bad. 

6 months ago

The European Union Is Preparing to Get Tough on Data Protection

The European Union Is Preparing to Get Tough on Data Protection

Patrick Whyte , Skift

With privacy and data protection becoming bigger issues for consumers, it's not a surprise to see the European Union step up its regulation. Travel companies all over the world should be paying attention.

8 months ago

Uber Pays Tiny Penalty for Privacy Violations in New York City

Uber Pays Tiny Penalty for Privacy Violations in New York City

Associated Press

This doesn't even rise to the severity of a slap on the wrist. We still can't be sure what Uber is doing with the data it collects about consumer behavior.

2 years ago

Ryanair Digs Deep Into Passenger Data for Amazon-Like Learnings

Ryanair Digs Deep Into Passenger Data for Amazon-Like Learnings

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Ryanair is learning that sometimes being smart is better than being nasty.

3 years ago

Digital Privacy Group Files FTC Complaint Against Uber

Digital Privacy Group Files FTC Complaint Against Uber

Rachel Adams-Heard, Bloomberg

Nearly every technology startup takes way more information from users than users would be comfortable with if they truly understood what they were giving up.

3 years ago

Uber’s New Privacy Policy Admits That Riders Have No Privacy

Uber’s New Privacy Policy Admits That Riders Have No Privacy

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

As with Waze and other apps and services that make life easier, consumers are happy to trade privacy for convenience and lower price almost all of the time.

3 years ago

Uber Says Study Proves Customer Data Is Safe From Uber

Uber Says Study Proves Customer Data Is Safe From Uber

Associated Press

Considering the multiple public revelations of the freedoms it has taken with privacy, Uber has a ways to go before the consumers who care about this will feel secure.

3 years ago

Uber Hires Law Firm to Investigate Its Own Invasion of Privacy Issues

Uber Hires Law Firm to Investigate Its Own Invasion of Privacy Issues

Serena Saitto, Bloomberg

Invasion of privacy has always been key to what Uber does, but consumers have been cool with it because, hey! great service. With this investigations it will seek to assure users that it won't use this information for evil. Which we know is hard for them.

4 years ago

Travel Companies Highlight Privacy to Attract Rising Number of Female Business Travelers

Travel Companies Highlight Privacy to Attract Rising Number of Female Business Travelers

Jessica Brice, Bloomberg

Female business travelers are one of the fastest growing demographics in global today making them a prime target for travel companies, which in this case results in more privacy and security for those women traveling alone.

4 years ago