Latest news on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory developments, data breaches and enforcement actions happening around the world.
Less than 100 days to go, and so far only two European countries have adapted their laws to be ready for GDPR. While the GDPR aims to harmonize rules across the European Union and to benefit companies to deal with just one law, many member states are eyeing possible exemptions as they change their national laws.
Social fitness apps such as Strava need to be doing more to enhance user privacy and safety. The recent snafu involving the disclosure of U.S. military personnel location data has increased awareness of the perils created by tracking apps. Learn more about how these apps are collecting data, and how they are using it.
There's a need to secure offline, rather than online, microfinancing solutions. The future rests in the power of embeddable microchips and the power of process isolation by inserting a Linux-powered computer into the architecture of an non-secure IoT device to create a hardware Root of Trust.
UK's ICO is increasingly active in their efforts to reduce offences in anti-spam regulations and data breaches. In 2017, we witnessed an annual rise in fines of nearly 69 percent, from £2.9 to £4.9 million. A total of 104 companies has been fined a total of £8.7 million for failures since August 2015.
ATM machines have always represented a “soft target” in the minds of criminals. What’s now clear is that the ATM card skimmer scams of years past pale in comparison with what’s possible now with jackpotting scams with cyber criminals turning every ATM they visit into casino slot machines with huge jackpots.
The 10th anniversary of national Data Privacy Day celebrated on January 28 couldn't have come at a better time for Internet users with the past 12 months filled with stories about cyber security attacks, election meddling, state surveillance, and massive corporate data breaches.
EFF and Lookout traced Dark Caracal to Lebanon and has infected Android users in more than 20 countries and stolen hundreds of gigabbytes of dat. Cyber espionage using fake apps with Android malware is the new trend as nation states and cybercriminals move towards using mobile as the target platform.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has denied reports that the Aadhaar data breach has made masses of biometric data available to external players for a miniscule sum. Has big government in India simply overreached itself as far as its vision for this database is concerned?
Chinese Internet users have become much more vocal about what they perceive to be potential breach of privacy by China Internet Giants - Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent.
AIG releases new cyber risk benchmarking model to quantify and score cyber maturity of clients, boosting cyber insurance and promoting metrics useful for the industry to evaluate the risks that organizations face in terms of cyber security.