UK government to consider gutting GDPR rules
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data protection

UK government to consider gutting GDPR rules

Radical proposals suggest removing provisions on consent and the need for human oversight on AI decision-making
17 Jun 2021
CVS Health data breach leaves a billion records exposed
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data protection

CVS Health data breach leaves a billion records exposed

A misconfigured cloud service is the suspected cause of the exposure
16 Jun 2021
Ikea fined €1.1 million for spying on employees
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privacy

Ikea fined €1.1 million for spying on employees

Privacy experts slam the fine as a 'slap on the wrist' and say the retailer could have faced much harsher consequences under GDPR
16 Jun 2021
US Supreme Court gives LinkedIn green light to fight data scraping
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data governance

US Supreme Court gives LinkedIn green light to fight data scraping

A lower court ruling previously barred the company from preventing hiQ Labs from accessing information that its members had made public
15 Jun 2021
Irish police to be given powers to demand passwords
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Security

Irish police to be given powers to demand passwords

Security experts warn the legislative changes go against the fundamentals of identity and access control
15 Jun 2021
Researchers send “unhackable” quantum data over 370-mile optical fiber
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data protection

Researchers send “unhackable” quantum data over 370-mile optical fiber

Breakthrough could pave the way for highly secure worldwide communications
11 Jun 2021
CD Projekt acknowledges stolen data is being circulated online
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ransomware

CD Projekt acknowledges stolen data is being circulated online

International law enforcement agencies Interpol and Europol have been informed
11 Jun 2021
Canadian mounted police broke law with Clearview AI deal
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Canadian mounted police broke law with Clearview AI deal

The use of a facial image database violated the country’s Privacy Act, said Canada’s privacy regulator
11 Jun 2021
Almost half of workers would share health data with their employer
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data protection

Almost half of workers would share health data with their employer

However, a fifth said they do not trust their organisation to use their personal health data responsibly
4 Jun 2021
Amazon’s Ring now requires police to request doorbell videos publicly
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privacy

Amazon’s Ring now requires police to request doorbell videos publicly

Previously, Ring owners got private messages from police looking for user videos
3 Jun 2021
Tories fined £10,000 after sending unwanted campaign emails
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privacy

Tories fined £10,000 after sending unwanted campaign emails

ICO said the breach of data protection laws was “serious”
3 Jun 2021
New study shows global privacy investments increasing
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data protection

New study shows global privacy investments increasing

Companies must still try harder on cookie consent
2 Jun 2021
Privacy campaigners rally against "illegal" Clearview AI data scraping
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Privacy campaigners rally against "illegal" Clearview AI data scraping

The notorious facial recognition firm claims to have a database of more than three billion images scraped from social media sites
27 May 2021
WhatsApp sues Indian government over new privacy laws
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data protection

WhatsApp sues Indian government over new privacy laws

The law requires social media companies to identify users when authorities demand it, which could see the end of encryption
26 May 2021
Google now allows you to password-protect your activity page
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data protection

Google now allows you to password-protect your activity page

The page shows your Google searches, locations, and YouTube views
25 May 2021
GCHQ's mass surveillance regime ruled unlawful
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privacy

GCHQ's mass surveillance regime ruled unlawful

The ECHR has ruled that the UK's bulk collection and ISP data interception programmes breached human rights law
25 May 2021
GDPR turns three: The biggest fines so far
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR turns three: The biggest fines so far

More than 600 fines have been issued under the EU's data protection regulation since it came into force in 2018
25 May 2021
Misconfigured cloud services exposed 100 million Android users' data
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data breaches

Misconfigured cloud services exposed 100 million Android users' data

Mobile apps reveal user data, including emails, chat messages, location, and passwords
21 May 2021
What is your digital footprint?
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Business strategy

What is your digital footprint?

Your digital footprint is always growing – so we explore how you can keep it under control
21 May 2021
Senators introduce a new bill to protect consumer data privacy
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data protection

Senators introduce a new bill to protect consumer data privacy

Bipartisan bill would force Facebook and Google to follow Apple’s lead on tracking transparency
20 May 2021
ICO fines contact-tracing service for using personal data for marketing
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privacy

ICO fines contact-tracing service for using personal data for marketing

Tested.Me Ltd sent 84,000 ‘nuisance' emails to people who had scanned QR codes to check into venues during the COVID pandemic
19 May 2021
Australia steps closer to cross-border data transfers with US
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Policy & legislation

Australia steps closer to cross-border data transfers with US

A parliamentary committee has recommended 24 changes to a bill before Australia can share data with foreign countries
13 May 2021
2021 state of email security report: Ransomware on the rise
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2021 state of email security report: Ransomware on the rise

Securing the enterprise in the COVID world
10 May 2021