Both breach notifications and GDPR fines have increased in the past year, however, survey has shown a striking disparity in the number of data breaches reported among EU member nations.
As much as Facebook would like to sweep the Cambridge Analytica data scandal under the rug, signs continue to mount that the company is still playing fast and loose with user data. All this raises the question of whether the 2011 FTC settlement that resulted in an 8-count consent decree actually went far enough.
Record-setting FTC fine of $700 million on Equifax data breach settlement is a warning of things to come as federal agencies step up protection of consumer data and personal information.
With July 1 CCPA enforcement deadline fast approaching, have organizations taken the necessary steps to achieve compliance and remain compliant in the future?
French data regulator CNIL has hit tech giants Google and Amazon with some heavy penalties for placing non-essential tracking cookies. Google will pay €100 million and Amazon will pay €35 million.
At a proposed value of £183 million, British Airways is facing the highest record of GDPR fines, Britain's DPA is making it clear that companies should protect customers’ data or be ready to pay.
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.
In a new California lawsuit, Facebook is accused of failing to adequately comply with information and subpoena requests related to the company’s privacy practices.
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.
Four of the largest U.S. wireless carriers, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, face a potential collective fine of $200 million for failing to secure location data sold to third parties.