Australia steps closer to cross-border data transfers with US
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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
Data breach exposes widespread fake reviews on Amazon
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Data breach exposes widespread fake reviews on Amazon

IT security researchers found an unsecured database that shows how the scam is organized
7 May 2021
Microsoft to give EU business customers greater control over data storage
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Microsoft to give EU business customers greater control over data storage

Engineering work is underway to make sure that by 2022, no data is routed outside of the EU
7 May 2021
Peloton security bug could expose user data
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Peloton security bug could expose user data

Exposed API could let hackers access customer data
6 May 2021
Facebook bans Signal's crafty anti-tracking ad campaign
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Facebook bans Signal's crafty anti-tracking ad campaign

Signal exposed Facebook’s data collection practices
5 May 2021
UK devising EU-alternative mechanism for global data sharing
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UK devising EU-alternative mechanism for global data sharing

The mechanism will replace the soon-to-be invalid EU standard contractual clauses
5 May 2021
COVID vaccine passports will fail unless government wins public trust, ICO warns
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COVID vaccine passports will fail unless government wins public trust, ICO warns

Data watchdog's chief Elizabeth Denham warns that it’s not good enough to claim ‘this is important, so trust us’
5 May 2021
Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians health data exposed following data breach
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Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians health data exposed following data breach

Coronavirus tracing company is at the heart of the exposure
4 May 2021
Cost of a data breach report 2020
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Cost of a data breach report 2020

Find out what factors help mitigate breach costs
30 Apr 2021
NHS app will be used as digital vaccine passport
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NHS app will be used as digital vaccine passport

Transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed the plans ahead of the UK’s re-entry into international tourism
28 Apr 2021
Reverb exposes 'millions' of customer records on unsecured server
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Reverb exposes 'millions' of customer records on unsecured server

Leaked records contained data including full names, email addresses, phone numbers and mailing addresses
27 Apr 2021
BigID launches freemium privacy management tool for SMBs
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BigID launches freemium privacy management tool for SMBs

Portal offers self-service privacy management for customers
26 Apr 2021
TikTok faces billion-pound legal battle over "illegal" data collection
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TikTok faces billion-pound legal battle over "illegal" data collection

The video-sharing platform is accused of collecting personal data belonging to millions of children in Europe
21 Apr 2021
Facebook faces 'mass action' lawsuit over data breach
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Facebook faces 'mass action' lawsuit over data breach

Digital Rights Ireland is urging European Facebook users who have been affected to sign up
19 Apr 2021
Irish data watchdog to investigate Facebook data leak
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Irish data watchdog to investigate Facebook data leak

The regulator believes that Facebook may have infringed ‘one or more’ GDPR provisions following apparent leak of 533 million user records
15 Apr 2021
Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update
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Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update

The update breached the tech giant's rules about collecting and sharing location data
12 Apr 2021
What is the Data Protection Act 1998?
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What is the Data Protection Act 1998?

Despite GDPR coming into force businesses may still find themselves sanctioned under the 1998 act
12 Apr 2021
Leeds smart city plans described as 'akin to living under Stasi rule'
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Leeds smart city plans described as 'akin to living under Stasi rule'

City council says it's committed to handling data ethically and securely
9 Apr 2021
Data belonging to 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale on hacker marketplace
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Data belonging to 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale on hacker marketplace

It's currently unclear whether the data is fresh or part of a historic breach
8 Apr 2021
GDPR certification: What is it, and do you need it?
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GDPR certification: What is it, and do you need it?

How the ICO will measure GDPR compliance, and whether a certificate means anything
7 Apr 2021
Google accused of “illegally” tracking Android users
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Google accused of “illegally” tracking Android users

The AAID is unique to all Android devices and can be shared with third parties for more effective targeted advertising
7 Apr 2021
Irish DPC says Facebook data leak affects “significant number" of EU users
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Irish DPC says Facebook data leak affects “significant number" of EU users

The regulator is investigating the data leak involving the personal details of 533 million users
7 Apr 2021
Personal data of 533 million Facebook users found on hacking forum
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Personal data of 533 million Facebook users found on hacking forum

The leaked records contained users' phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names and relationship status
5 Apr 2021