Latest news on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory developments, data breaches and enforcement actions happening in Europe.
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.
The 'only install applications from a trusted source' mantra no longer holds true, as supply chain attacks bypass malware detection solutions and practices.
With the GDPR coming into full effect in May 2018, organizations are ramping up demand for GDPR jobs including DPOs, business analysts and project managers.
Overhaul of UK data protection law to align with the EU GDPR necessary for free data flow but adequacy questions remain unanswered as GDPR deadline looms.
Estonia takes over presidency of EU and hosts major Digital Single Market conference on free movement of data, touching on data flow and data localization.
The 21st of June 2017 saw UK’s Queen Elizabeth give what is generally known as ‘The Queen’s Speech’ in which Her Majesty gave some insights into just how seriously the UK government is taking issues of online privacy and data protection.