Latest news on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory developments, data breaches and enforcement actions happening in Asia.
Latest variant of Fakebank Android malware adds even more functional threats to banking clients – in the form of ‘vishing’ (voice phishing). It can now intercept outgoing and incoming calls which is then redirected to scammers which allows them to pose as legitimate employees of the bank.
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.
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.
Indian government subjects phone makers to cyber security standards and are required to report their hardware, software and network security measures by August 28th.
Right to privacy debates over the last month have highlighted the critical need for a regime of data protection in India, which will be vital for the outsourcing industry.
Facebook's sentiment analysis understands the emotions of vulnerable teens and and is giving that data to advertisers to help understand market segments.
Privacy issues in the Philippines have become headline news as 2017 gets underway. In January, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) in that country issued a statement placing the blame for a data breach that put the personal information of millions of voters at risk squarely at the feet of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and its Chairman Andres Bautista.