Latest news on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory developments, data breaches and enforcement actions happening in Europe.
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.
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.
After nearly two months of non-stop controversy and scandal over its improper use of Facebook data, Cambridge Analytica finally announced that it was ceasing operations, effective immediately. In doing so, Cambridge Analytica has become the new poster child to highlight the perils of data security breaches.
Personal data protection is a fundamental EU right and is not negotiable in trade deals, The European Commission has provided four conditions for international data flows to comply with the GDPR. Yet, there is a “get out of jail free card,” allowing restrictions to be reviewed and accorded "sympathetic" consideration.
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.
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.
According to a new survey conducted by the IAPP and EY, Global 500 companies will spend a combined $7.8 billion over the next year on GDPR compliance. Those escalating compliance costs will mostly result from new hiring, as corporations race to catch up with changes to privacy laws.
U.S. doing an “adequate” job for Privacy Shield but could be doing more to protect the data transfer of EU users, including reform of the FISA regulations.
Latest WPA2 Wi-Fi security flaw has widespread impact due to number of networked devices that must be updated, prolonging the risk of vulnerable devices.