In this update, four editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including addressing the complexity of security, the rising number of victims targeted by double extortion ransomware and the Information Commissioner's Office's recent consultation on creating an international data transfer agreement.
Ireland's privacy law enforcer, the Data Protection Commission, has hit WhatsApp with a 225 million euro ($266 million) fine, finding that it violated the EU's General Data Protection Regulation in part by not telling users how it was sharing their data with parent company Facebook.
Because a relatively small number of individuals provide the vast majority of services and infrastructure that power cybercrime, they remain top targets for arrest - or at least disruption - by law enforcement authorities, says cybercrime expert Alan Woodward. But of course, geopolitics sometimes gets in the way.
Phishing, ransomware and unauthorized access remain the leading causes of personal data breaches as well as violations of data protection rules, Britain's privacy watchdog reports. The U.K. government has also been caught out by breaches and leaks involving military secrets and CCTV footage from a government building.
Italy's privacy regulator has slammed two of the country's biggest online food delivery firms - Deliveroo and Foodinho - with multimillion euro fines for using algorithms that discriminated against some workers. Legal experts say it's a reminder that such algorithms must be demonstrably transparent and fair.
Amazon reports that it's been fined 746 million euros ($885 million) under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation for violating privacy rights in its advertising program. The company says it plans to appeal.
Two states have recently taken steps to bolster cybersecurity and data privacy protections. Connecticut has enacted a law designed to give certain legal protections to businesses that adhere to cybersecurity frameworks. And a new data privacy law in Colorado allows individuals to opt out of data collection.
There are fundamental challenges in how enterprises secure SOC data, and they start with: How do you grant access to the right people and deny it to the wrong people? Carolyn Duby of Cloudera opens up on how to address data governance, privacy and security concerns.
Where were you on May 25, 2018? That was the day the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect. Three years later, some legal and privacy experts say that while the global privacy discussion and expectations have evolved, GDPR still has some growing up to do.
It's not just traditional data governance – it's about business risk. And in the age of GDPR and CCPA, you’d best have a handle on data discovery and classification. Patrick Benoit of CBRE gives the BISO's perspective on data risk governance.
Ireland's privacy regulator has launched an investigation into Facebook after personal information for 533 million of the social network's users appeared for sale online. It will analyze whether Facebook violated the country's data protection law or the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
Criminals love to amass and sell vast quantities of user data, but not all data leaks necessarily pose a risk to users. Even so, the ease with which would-be attackers can amass user data is a reminder to organizations to lock down inappropriate access as much as possible.
How much does it cost to recover from a ransomware attack? For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which was hit by the Conti ransomware-wielding gang on Christmas Eve, reported cleanup costs have reached $1.1 million. SEPA is still restoring systems and has refused to pay any ransom.
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash, has reintroduced a bill that would create a national-wide data privacy standard that in its latest incarnation makes an attempt to placate Republicans. The bill, if passed, would replace a patchwork of current state laws.
Norway's privacy watchdog has proposed fining location-based dating app Grindr nearly $12 million after finding that it violated Europeans' privacy rights by sharing data with many more third parties than it had disclosed.