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Privacy Doctrine Hall of Shame
Company Name Company Headquarters Doesn't cooperate with Law Enforcement Has the company properly handled private user data? Issues Annual Transparency Report Requires Search Warrant, Subpeona, or Court Order for user data Notifies Consumer of 3rd Party Data Requests Defends privacy in Congress Defends privacy in Court Allowed to Delete Consumer Data? Transparency Report Further reading
Adobe San Jose, CA, USA No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Adobe Transparency Reports Adobe Privacy Breach Sparks Call to Move On Alert Laws, Adobe Spyware Reveals (Again) The Price of DRM - Your Privacy and Security
AirBnB San Francisco, CA, USA No No No No No No Yes Yes N/A New York Just Subpoenaed AirBnB to Hand Over its User Data
Amazon Seattle, WA, USA No No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Amazon Transparency Report Amazon Erases Orwell Books from Kindle, Privacy storm as parcel couriers for ASOS and Amazon are told to take photos of YOUR home, Tor Developer Suspects NSA Interception of Amazon Purchase
Anonymizer Herndon, VA, USA No No No Yes No No No Yes N/A Revealed: US Spy Operation that manipulates social media, CIA backed venture eyes anonymity software
Apple Cuptertino, CA, USA No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Apple Transparency Report Apple Locationgate Settlement, Apple, Motorola, AT&T, and T-Mobile latest to be sued over carrier iq tracking
Astrill VPN Seychelles No No No Yes No No No No N/A Former Astrill VPN employee confesses
AT&T Dallas, TX, USA No No Yes No No No No Yes AT&T Transparency Report Apple, Motorola, AT&T, and T-Mobile latest to be sued over carrier iq tracking, NSA gets phone records from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, as well as data from Apple, Google and others
AVG Amsterdam, The Netherlands No No No Yes No No No No N/A AVG can sell your browsing and search history to advertisers
Bell Montreal, Canada No No No Yes No No No No N/A Bell faces 750m lawsuit over allegedly selling customer data, Woman shocked over privacy scandal
Bharti Airtel New Delhi, India No No No Yes No No No No N/A Bharti Airtel caught in privacy controversy, accused of putting 'mystery code' for embedding ads
Boleh VPN Seychelles No No No Yes Yes No No No N/A Boleh VPN Covers Up Information Request
Cactus VPN Chisinau, Moldova No No No Yes No No No No N/A Cactus VPN lies about connection logs
Comcast Philadelphia, PA, USA No No Yes No No No No Yes Comcast Transparency Report Comcast penalized 33 million by PUC for privacy breach, Comcast sued over router update that makes your wifi hotspot public and ignores your opt out preferences
Cox Atlanta, GA, USA No No No Yes No No No Yes N/A Cox investigates as employee data appears for sale on the dark web, cox communications to pay 59500 to settle data breach investigation
Cyberghost VPN Bucharest, Romania No No No No No No No No N/A Cyberghost VPN collects HID
Dropbox San Francisco, CA, USA No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Dropbox Transparency Report Edward Snowden: "Get rid of Dropbox"
Earth VPN Northern Cyprus No No Yes No No No No No N/A No logs Earth VPN user arrested after police finds logs
Etisalat Abu Dhabi, UAE No No No No No No No No N/A Blackberry customers revolt after spyware scandal
Facebook Menlo Park, CA, USA No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Facebook Transparency Report Facebook in privacy breach, Facebook private message hack
Google (Youtube) Mountain View, CA, USA No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Google Transparency Report Google fined 7m for street view, NSA gets phone records from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, as well as data from Apple, Google and others
Grindr Los Angeles, CA, USA No No Yes Yes No No No Yes N/A The Dos and Donts of location aware apps: A case study, [https://www.wired.com/2016/05/grindr-promises-privacy-still-leaks-exact-location/ Grinder promises privacy but still leaks exact location
HideMyAss VPN London, UK No No No Yes No No No No N/A Man using HideMyAss VPN to harass ex-girlfriend arrested, [1] Lulzsec hacker exposed by service he thought would hide him]
Hola VPN Tel Aviv, Israel No No No Yes No No No No N/A Hola VPN sells user's bandwidth
Linkedin Mountain View, CA, USA No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Linkedin Transparency Report Privacy warning Linkedin is giving your email to people you do not know, 117 million Linkedin emails and passwords from a 2012 hack just got posted online
Microsoft (Skype) Redmond, WA, USA No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Microsoft Transparency Report Microsoft handed the NSA encrypted messages, Windows 10 Privacy Problems
Myspace Beverly Hills, CA, USA No No No Yes No Yes No Yes N/A Myspace settles with FTC over privacy, Myspace Leaks
Proxy.sh VPN Seychelles No No Yes Yes Yes No No No Proxy.sh Transparency Report Proxy.sh causes controversy by snooping on server traffic
Rogers Toronto, Canada No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Rogers Transparency Report Breaches of personal privacy are growing, Toronto woman sues Rogers after her affair is exposed
SaskTel Saskatchewan, Canda No No Yes Yes No No No No SaskTel Transparency Report SaskTel collecting too much personal info from customers says privacy commissioner
Shaw Calgary, Canada No No No Yes No No No No N/A Internet user's privacy upheld by Canada's top court
Snapchat Venice, CA, USA No No Yes No No No No Yes Snapchat Transparency Report Snapchat scandal invades user's privacy, Android users already have a Snapchat privacy scandal
Sprint Overland Park, KS, USA No No Yes Yes No No No Yes [http://goodworks.sprint.com/our-progress/sprint-good-workssm-approach/governance-and-ethics/public-reporting/ Sprint Transparency Report Apple, Motorola, Sprint, T-Mobile latest to be sued over carrier iq tracking, NSA gets phone records from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint...
T-Mobile Bellevue, WA, USA No No Yes Yes No No No Yes T-Mobile Transparency Report T-Mobile customers hit by data sale scandal, Hackers steal 15m T-Mobile customers data from Experian
Teamviewer Göppingen, Germany No No No Yes No No No No N/A Teamviewer reports mass breach, Ransomware propogation tied to Teamviewer account
TekSavvy Chatham, Canada No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes TekSavvy Transparency Report Defending privacy doesn't pay
Telus Vancouver, Canada No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Telus Transparency Report Breaches of personal privacy are growing
Tencent (Wechat) Shenzhen, China No No No No No No No No N/A Tencent says sorry; denies any breach of privacy
Time Warner Cable New York City, NY, USA No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Time Warner Cable Transparency Report Time Warner Cable says 320000 customers may have been breached, TWC illegaly holds on to customer data class action says
Torguard Florida, USA No No Yes Yes No No No Yes N/A Torguard account deletion proves logging, Torguard has confirmed that they log users
Twitter San Francisco, CA, USA No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Twitter Transparency Report Twitter lawsuit over data requests partly dismissed
Uber San Francisco, CA, USA No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Uber Transparency Report Uber has taken disciplinary actions against general manager for privacy violations
Verizon New York City, NY, USA No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Verizon Transparency Report Verizon data breach, NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon users daily
Videotron Montreal, Canada No No No Yes No No No No N/A Videotron pays a hefty price for overcharging
Veda Advantage Sydney, Australia No No No No No No No No N/A OIAC investigates Veda for selling personal information
Vkontakte (mail.ru) Saint Petersburg, Russia No No No No No No No No N/A The Kremlin tried to use VKontakte to spy on Ukrainians, Russian Facebook VKontakte
Vodafone London, UK No No Yes Yes No No No No Vodafone Transparency Report Vodafone disclosure heats up privacy eavesdropping debate, Vodafone apologises for privacy breach
VyprVPN Meggen, Switzerland No No No Yes No No No No N/A Giganews FBI connection, VPN provider resorts to DMCA to quieten FBI allegations
WhatsApp Mountain View, CA, USA No No No No No No No Yes N/A WhatsApp messenger hacked, Facebook's WhatsApp privacy changes raise concern over user data control
Yahoo (Flickr, Tumblr) Sunnyvale, CA, USA No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yahoo Transparency Report Yahoo scandal, Yahoo CEO Mayer checked VPN logs before banning home working, How deleted yahoo emails led to a 20 year drug trafficking conviction

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