Quantum machines will soon crack the encryption algorithms we use today to protect everything from national critical infrastructure to online banking. Europe, while a historic leader in quantum science, seems to be struggling to implement a meaningful and unified security response.
Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol confirms that a cyber attack by pro-Russian hackers Killnet interrupted its website and web availability, making operations “difficult.”
Irish DPC has handed down a €390 million fine to Meta over its targeted advertising practices on Facebook and Instagram. The fine stems from a long legal battle over Meta's claim that users enter into an implicit contract agreeing to receive personalized ads when they accept the terms of service.
Digital Services Act would bring new restrictions on how targeted advertising can use sensitive personal information and a requirement that the inner workings of recommender algorithms be visible to the public.
Facebook’s new €17 million GDPR fine stems from a failure to demonstrate that adequate security measures were in place to prevent the data breaches in 2018.
The Data Act would make data sharing terms more easily accessible to end users, allowing them direct access to stored data and controls to limit its use and movement.
Meta has issued statements indicating that a stoppage of EU-US data transfers would be "devastating" and could cause it to pull services from the region, even specifically naming Facebook and Instagram as products that could become inaccessible.
A decision has found GDPR violations in the TCF consent management systems widely used by ad networks, ruling that the process is not adequately transparent to data subjects and does not inform them or secure their data properly.
European oil terminals are reporting recent cyber attacks that have disrupted operations, collectively impacting port operations throughout Europe and Africa. Timing of cyber attacks in Europe raises questions about coordinated campaign.
DLA Piper finds that GDPR fines were up 7x in 2021. Data regulators are also receiving more data breach notifications, a trend that has steadily increased each year.