Latest news on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory developments, data breaches and enforcement actions happening around the world.
LinkedIn accused of gathering 18 million email addresses of non-users and using those addresses for targeted Facebook advertising. And the Irish Data Protection Commissioner got a bit irate – and rightly so.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee argues that nothing short of a ‘revolution’ will stem abuse of the Internet and a new Internet Charter, a new Magna Carta, is essential to force tech giants to take concrete action to reinvent how the Internet is monetized and regulated.
Almost 18 months since the 2017 massive outbreak, the WannaCry ransomware remains a cyber threat based on recent research from Kaspersky Labs showing 75,000 infections over the last three months.
The prospects for a federal privacy bill actually being signed into law in the United States in 2019 just took another big step forward with a proposal from Intel.
The days of federal privacy laws coming to Silicon Valley may happen sooner than you think. In a much-publicized keynote speech given at the 40th ICDPPC in Brussels, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave his full-throated support for laws that would be at least as stringent as the EU GDPR.
Mobile app makers can now use uninstall tracking software to inundate ex-users with advertising designed to win them back. Can app developers continue to use customer data for any purpose which fits their business model – even after users have deleted the mobile app?
Facebook has once again found itself in the unenviable position of having to defend itself against privacy violation claims – this time via Facebook Portal.
Singapore and Malaysia are rolling out national digital ID initiatives to streamline government services and improve efficiency. What are the lessons to be learnt from similar schemes like India's Aadhaar system?
GAO audits carried out between fiscal years 2012-2017 have discovered significant cyber vulnerabilities in the U.S. Department of Defense’s top weapons systems, reflecting a misguided approach that does not take into consideration basic cyber security.