Norton Security breach [on hold]


Norton’s agreement says that they collect information about the user, including Browser information and settings, and operating system information, memory and disk space information and proxy configuration.

If you use a proxy or VPN it compromises your anonymity, is that right?

Their agreement says that they will share the information with law enforcement and others.

Their agreement https://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/about/media/eulas/2017/virus-protection-promise-7.0-terms-en.pdf

During Your Services session, if a Support Software Tool is installed, the following information may be collected by the Support Software Tool and sent to Symantec via secured connection: The number of files scanned, threats found, and threats fixed by the Support Software Tool; The type of threats found; The number and type of threats remaining that have not been fixed by the Support Software Tool; Whether a firewall is active; Whether antivirus software is installed, running, and up to date; Browser information including security and temporary file settings; System information related to the operating system, memory and disk space, proxy configuration, and directory listings for the Support Software Tool; The security status (good/fair/poor) of the device as determined by the Support Software Tool; Installed programs and active processes information; and Application log file information and registry data

All of the collected information as set out above is necessary for the purpose delivery of the Services including analyzing, diagnosing, resolving the problem You have encountered, and optimizing the functionality of Symantec’s products and services. The information maybe transferred to the Symantec group in the United States or other countries that may have less protective data protection laws than the region in which You are situated (including the European Union), but Symantec has taken steps so that the collected information, if transferred, receives an adequate level of protection