Outgoing UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has suggested a shift in focus from individual cookie popups at each website to regulation of browsers and devices as the source of expressing user tracking preferences.
The Irish DPC has taken some heat for perceived softness in issuing GDPR fines to Big Tech. A $267 million fine issued to WhatsApp is the first substantial amount that the Irish regulator has assessed, but it comes amidst accusations and criticism.
A new system of warrants grants Australian police broad powers to infiltrate and even modify the online accounts of suspected cybercriminals, in the name of combating dark web transactions and anonymization.
Google is making massive annual payments to Apple to be placed as the default search engine on its devices. Research indicates a price of $15 billion for the privilege in 2021.
The Ragnarok ransomware gang has scrubbed its public presence from the dark web, leaving behind a master decryptor key at the "leak site" it used to blackmail its victims.
Facebook, Google and Netflix are facing fines and actions for privacy violations, with Facebook assessed the second-largest amount in the country's history for its treatment of facial recognition templates.
News has recently emerged that the US Census Bureau was compromised by a cyber attack in January 2020 which was traced back to a Citrix vulnerability that had just been publicly disclosed about a month prior.
The UK is now firming up what its data handling and privacy rules will look like post-Brexit. The lead item is an announcement of partnerships with countries that have lost "trusted partner" status in the EU, most notably the United States.
Last week's White House cybersecurity summit was the Biden administration's first formal public-private meeting on the subject of national security, drawing together executives from some of the biggest names in key industries.
Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB cloud databases have had their read-write keys exposed by a flaw that has been present since 2019, allowing an attacker to not just access the contents but also to change or delete them.