UK data protection watchdog argues that personal data has monetary value and wants powers to seize assets for criminal cases, including data, under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA).
With July 1 CCPA enforcement deadline fast approaching, have organizations taken the necessary steps to achieve compliance and remain compliant in the future?
As consumer privacy issues continue to grow, privacy professionals should look at the overall landscape of the litigation risks to better plan for comprehensive data privacy policies.
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.
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.
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 personal data protection continue to challenge companies it is becoming apparent that the commissions and other structures that police these issues have become impatient with organisations that are not complying with recommendations. For the first time those companies which have suffered a data breach and been found not in compliance are feeling the wrath of governing bodies.
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.
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.
IoT regulations without real penalties will let manufacturers and service providers continue their focus on ease of use at the expense of security and privacy best practices.