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.
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).
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.
The size of today's GDPR penalties has set the level against which all future data breach fines will be judged as global data breaches are pursued by multiple regulatory authorities and private citizens alike.
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.
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.
Google received €50 million in GDPR fines from French regulator CNIL for failing to adequately inform users about their data collection practices, and not giving users enough control over how their information is used. What are the lessons learnt?
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.
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.