Latest news on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory developments, data breaches and enforcement actions happening around the world.
The problem of social media cyber crime is growing at an astonishing rate and is now a $3 billion business. According to a recent report, nearly 1 in 5 organizations worldwide are now infected by malware distributed by social media.
Singapore has recently introduced a discussion paper on data portability to will not only improve options and outcomes for consumers, but will also improve transparency in data collection. Will the ease of proliferation of this personal data among more companies lead to a simple statistical increased likelihood of data and identity theft?
A new Thailand cybersecurity law went into effect last week, and is controversial more for what it doesn't specify than what it does. As it is worded, it appears to give the Thai government very broad powers to monitor internet use, censor content and even seize property without court orders.
Russian state-sponsored hackers take 19 mins to break into a network. All of this means that even SMEs need to have a cyber response capable of keeping up with these advanced threat actors.
Study of password managers finds security vulnerabilities in the way master passwords are stored. While password managers are still widely considered to be a best security practice, it's important to keep in mind that no system is perfect or without vulnerabilities.
California is putting a proposal on the table to force big tech to create a digital dividend fund to share revenue from any personal data monetization. Will this address increased demand for income inequality and government involvement in wealth redistribution?
According to a new report from security research firm Symantec, cyber criminals and other hacker syndicates are carrying out “formjacking” attacks at an increasing rate, making it one of the fastest growing forms of cyber attacks on the Internet right now.
Washington State is now considering a comprehensive data privacy act that would protect the personal information of its citizens, making Washington only the second state in America to adopt a comprehensive data privacy law.
Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages that you or others have deleted. And that’s even the case if Twitter direct messages are sent to or from an account that has been suspended or deactivated.
In the Alphabet annual report for 2018, Google’s parent company provided additional guidance on how their privacy practices could impact the company’s overall business model, and hence, its ability to churn out billions of dollars of revenue each quarter.