Latest news on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory developments, data breaches and enforcement actions happening in the U.S.
Seventy percent of security pros want governments to impose social media regulation for the collection of personal data by social media companies. Yet, expectations are hazy and 72% also indicated that they have little to no faith that government officials have an understanding of the threats to digital privacy.
Google has tried to clean up its Gmail privacy practices, saying that it will no longer use or scan Gmail content for any advertising purposes. Now, Gallo is representing consumers who never signed up for a Google account or Gmail account, but who still had their email messages read. This could be a real game-changer.
For years, IoT developers have focused too much on availability, and not enough on privacy and confidentiality. This mindset appears to be shifting and the NIST report is proof of a growing recognition that there needs to be universal standards in place to improve the privacy and security of any IoT system.
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.
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.
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.
Why the End of Net Neutrality and the Demise of the Open Internet Could Have Unintended Consequences for Data Privacy and Cyber Security
The FCC’s historic overturning of the Obama-era Net Neutrality rules could have profound implications for the Open Internet. While there are potential censorship and service pricing implications of this move, what are the long-term impact on data privacy and cyber security?
Companies must show that they are constantly innovating but they must also show that they are taking into account customer privacy and security to protect personal information. Those that can manage this delicate balancing act between customer privacy and digital trust will be the winners in the modern digital economy.