Feeds

Google touts Asian privacy model

What? Protecting personal data, Beijing style?

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications

Google is recommending that global privacy regulators take a leaf out of Asia's book when they are drawing up the rules.

The firm is set to make its proposals at a meeting of policy makers in France today, according to Reuters. It says that a variety of Asia-Pacific countries have already agreed a set of broad principles, and that the rest of us should join in.

Peter Fleischer, Google's global privacy counsel, issued a statement ahead of the meeting saying: ""We can do better, when the majority of the world's countries offer virtually no privacy standards to their citizens or to their businesses."

This random approach to privacy is bad for citizens, he will say, because there is no clarity about what rights people have under various different regimes.

Instead, the world (plus dog, presumably, although canine privacy may be a whole new ball game) should sign on to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Privacy Framework, which to Fleischer's mind, offers the best balance of private and commercial interests.

You can read about the framework here. ®

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them
It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
UK government officially adopts Open Document Format
Microsoft insurgency fails, earns snarky remark from UK digital services head
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws
Only 49 politcos voted against DRIP bill
EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'
Plan to hammer out 'coherent' guidelines. Good luck chaps!
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.