Latest news on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory developments, data breaches and enforcement actions happening around the world.
DuckDuckGo's recent study shows that Google users remain trapped within their own filter bubble, regardless of whether or not they are logged out of the Google search engine or browsing in “Incognito” mode.
In what is shaping up to be a major test case for the entire cyber insurance industry, Zurich Insurance is refusing to pay out a $100 million claim from Mondelez, saying that the ransomware attack was actually an act of “cyber war,” and therefore, is not covered by the policy.
Second annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield went better than the first, but the European Commission is still waiting on the U.S. government to nominate a permanent Ombudsperson to handle potential complaints and requests from EU citizens.
Vietnam’s Controversial New Cyber Law Could Entangle Google and Facebook in a Battle Over Freedom of Speech
Vietnam’s controversial new cyber law went into effect on Jan 1, 2019. Google and Facebook has reason to be cautious about entering into what could easily become a global discussion over freedom of speech.
While the proposed Data Care Act isn't quite a full-on EU GDPR equivalent, the bill still aims to bring the tech industry's practices more in line with current approaches for handling sensitive personal information.
Increasing Internet surveillance with new set of rules saw Internet authorities in China clenching an iron fist requiring tech companies to identify the real registered names of users and to record user activities.
New York City, Amsterdam and Barcelona – recently launched a new initiative known as Cities Coalition for Digital Rights that is specifically designed to protect the personal privacy and individual digital rights of their citizens.
ICO had a busy 2018 with the ten largest fines totaling about £5,000,000 and also the first ICO fines levied at the maximum amount for Facebook and Equifax.
Consumer groups in 7 countries are asking European privacy regulators to take action against Google for GDPR violations, specifically, its “deceptive practices” related to location tracking.
Marriott has put half a billion guest at risk in one of the largest data breach to date. The scope of the data breach is not only startling due to the numbers of guests that have been affected, it is the sheer amount of time since 2014 that the hackers had had access to the data.