This year’s Data Privacy Day is especially significant given a tumultuous 2018 with numerous data misuse cases and massive data breaches. A year data privacy came into public consciousness. So what do tech industry leaders have to say about Data Privacy Day 2019?
Privacy issues in the Philippines have become headline news as 2017 gets underway. In January, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) in that country issued a statement placing the blame for a data breach that put the personal information of millions of voters at risk squarely at the feet of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and its Chairman Andres Bautista.
Privacy advocates went into overdrive, challenging the fairness and adequacy of the Facebook settlement after FTC announced that the social media giant is off the hook with a $5 billion penalty.
What should you do if you knew today that a serious data breach would most likely lead to a string of public relations disasters, costing you millions, taking up 20% of the average IT staff day for two years?
Anyone dealing with critical information should pay attention to the data they handle, how they are accessing it, and where it originated. The idea is to maintain the integrity of the data and the chain of custody, which is a concept that involves the strict ownership and control over the item in question.
Second largest data leak in history exposed First American’s 900 million customer information just by raising or lowering a single digit in the document URL.
For nine months leading up to Facebook's biggest data breach of 29 million user accounts, Facebook had been repeatedly warned about a security flaw which later ended up being exploited by hackers.
Over the past year while FTC is conducting its Facebook investigation, Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly claimed full responsibility for privacy issues, and now it appears FTC might really hold Mark personally accountable for these lapses.
People of an entire country were put at risk with Ecuador data breach of 20 million user information. The breach has accelerated a data privacy law that has been under consideration for months.