TikTok vulnerability exposed private user data
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TikTok vulnerability exposed private user data

Security researchers have discovered that the app's 'Find Friends' feature allows hackers to access user details
26 Jan 2021
Grindr hit with £8.6 million fine for GDPR consent breach
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Grindr hit with £8.6 million fine for GDPR consent breach

The Norweigan data watchdog finds the LGBTQ+ dating app shared data with third-party advertisers without sufficient consent
26 Jan 2021
WhatsApp could face €50 million GDPR fine
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

WhatsApp could face €50 million GDPR fine

The messaging service failed to adequately inform users about how their data would be shared with Facebook
25 Jan 2021
90% of second-hand storage contains personal and business data
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90% of second-hand storage contains personal and business data

Kaspersky research found that up to one in five devices contained data that could be uncovered and extracted immediately
19 Jan 2021
IT retailer faces €10.4m GDPR fine for employee surveillance
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

IT retailer faces €10.4m GDPR fine for employee surveillance

The German notebook seller has hit back, rejecting the fine and claiming it's being set up to be made an example of
18 Jan 2021
150,000 arrest records accidentally deleted from police database
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150,000 arrest records accidentally deleted from police database

Early investigations have ruled out a cyber attack and instead point to human error
15 Jan 2021
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Building a modern information governance strategy

How to rethink your approach to develop a more modern information governance strategy
15 Jan 2021
Tech giants begin work on a digital wallet for coronavirus vaccination records
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Tech giants begin work on a digital wallet for coronavirus vaccination records

The Vaccination Credential Initiative will look to develop a digital certificate to store on mobile devices
15 Jan 2021
Google closes Fitbit deal despite ongoing legal probes
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Google closes Fitbit deal despite ongoing legal probes

US and Australian regulators are still investigating whether the $2.1 billion (£1.54bn) acquisition will harm competition and user privacy
15 Jan 2021
United Nations suffers potential data breach
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United Nations suffers potential data breach

Hackers could have breached the database long before the UN applied a patch
11 Jan 2021
Two sentenced under the Computer Misuse Act for data theft
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Computer Misuse Act

Two sentenced under the Computer Misuse Act for data theft

The individuals were accused of siphoning away personal data from RAC to an accident claims management firm
11 Jan 2021
Misconfigured Git servers lead to Nissan data leak
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Misconfigured Git servers lead to Nissan data leak

Leak stemmed from Nissan using of default “admin” password
7 Jan 2021
UK ranked second for value of GDPR fines issued in 2020
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

UK ranked second for value of GDPR fines issued in 2020

The ICO, however, was one of the least active data regulators in Europe having collecting fines for three cases
6 Jan 2021
What is AES encryption?
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Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

What is AES encryption?

AES is one of the most widely used encryption protocols, but where did it come from and how does it work?
5 Jan 2021
Facebook will move UK users' data to the US post-Brexit
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Facebook will move UK users' data to the US post-Brexit

The move raises concerns as the US has much weaker data protection laws than across the EU
16 Dec 2020
Twitter fined €450k for breaching GDPR disclosure rules
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Twitter fined €450k for breaching GDPR disclosure rules

Firm chastised over its handling of a 2018 flaw that made private tweets accessible to the public
15 Dec 2020
Amazon and Google fined £122m for "insufficient" cookie consent
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Amazon and Google fined £122m for "insufficient" cookie consent

The CNIL gives both firms three-month ultimatum to make changes or face further daily fines
10 Dec 2020
Cloudflare and Apple launch privacy-focused DNS protocol
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Domain Name System (DNS)

Cloudflare and Apple launch privacy-focused DNS protocol

Oblivious DNS-over-HTTPS safeguards users' browsing habits from third parties
9 Dec 2020
Data: A resource much too valuable to leave unprotected
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Data: A resource much too valuable to leave unprotected

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2 Dec 2020
How much will a data breach really damage your organisation’s reputation?
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How much will a data breach really damage your organisation’s reputation?

It’s not just fines that can hurt in the wake of a data breach – your reputation can take a hit, too
30 Nov 2020
Brexit could cost UK firms £1.6bn if data-sharing agreement isn’t reached
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Brexit could cost UK firms £1.6bn if data-sharing agreement isn’t reached

Organisations will be forced to channel money into compliance activities or required goods and services after 31 December
25 Nov 2020
Google to test end-to-end encryption following global RCS rollout
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Security

Google to test end-to-end encryption following global RCS rollout

Only 1:1 messages will be automatically protected as part of the trial
20 Nov 2020
Microsoft promises to challenge all government requests for customer data
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Microsoft promises to challenge all government requests for customer data

Stance taken following EU advice to firms on complying with a ruling invalidating the EU-US data transfer mechanism
20 Nov 2020