Latest news on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory developments, data breaches and enforcement actions happening around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Federal Government is a behemoth that touches every aspect of American life – and today the services and information needed by U.S. citizens are increasingly found online. However, the latest report on the state of U.S. federal websites indicates that they fail on some key indicators regarding web security.