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Australia’s Cybersecurity Adviser Calls For Privacy

The Australian government’s national cybersecurity adviser has urged social media companies to improve the way they treat personal data and encouraged users of those platforms to be more aware of what information they are offering up to the Internet. Amid the heightened debate around the use of personal data online, Alastair MacGibbon, who heads the Australian Cyber Security Centre, also suggested ... Read More »

UK’s Information Commissioner Denham Wants a Lower Threshold for Search Warrants

Speaking in London recently, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said that she is in discussions with the government to secure a stronger audit power in the UK Data Protection Bill than currently planned. Speaking about the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica investigation, Denham said: “Under the GDPR I will have the power to audit all those who hold, use and share personal ... Read More »

Data Protection Officer’s Guide to The GDPR Galaxy

Has the impending GDPR deadline got you freaking out? These five tips might help you calm down, at least a little.  Many people are finding themselves faced with the need to familiarise themselves with a topic that pertains to everyone, data protection and privacy, even though most have not specialized in it. In April 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ... Read More »

Experian Launches New Online Dispute Center

Experian’s New Online Dispute Center Helps Consumers Correct Issues with Their Credit Reports Easily and Conveniently.  Consumers are now empowered to help maintain the accuracy of their data, optimize their credit health, prevent identity fraud and avoid costly credit repair fees. For consumers in today’s digital world, data accuracy and protection are top of mind. The newly enhanced Experian dispute ... Read More »

Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches scheme is now in effect

The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme comes into effect today, requiring agencies and organisations in Australia that are covered by the Privacy Act to notify individuals whose personal information is involved in a data breach that is likely to result in “serious harm”, as soon as practicable after becoming aware of a breach. Launching the new legislative direction on Thursday, ... Read More »

Data Breaches: What happened at Under Armour®? … … It stinks!

The athletic wear company announced Thursday that an unauthorized party gained access to the data tied to its fitness app, MyFitnessPal. The breach, which took place late February 2018, affected approximately 150 million user accounts. The related information that was accessed includes: Usernames Email addresses Hashed passwords The company is urging MyFitnessPal app users to update passwords immediately. Following the ... Read More »

UK Data Protection and Privacy Regulations Update

UK Regulatory Headlines this month: Data protection standards to be maintained post-Brexit ICO publishes introduction to Data Protection Bill ICO confirms consent needed for electronic marketing Affiliate Marketers under scrutiny ICO releases ‘Making data protection your business’ guidance DP Bill amendments on data processing for safeguarding purposes New UK data protection registration fee Article 29 Working Party GDPR guidance WhatsApp ... Read More »

Apple, IBM Call for more Data Oversight after Facebook Breach

Executives from Apple and IBM have called for more oversight on how personal data is used following the Facebook breach that saw roughly 50 million users’ data misused by consultancy Cambridge Analytica.  Speaking at the three-day China Development Forum in Beijing, Apple chief Tim Cook said “well-crafted” regulation was required, while IBM chief Virginia Rometty said users should have more ... Read More »

Facebook Reckoning

Cambridge Analytica shows Facebook is blind to the fact that users are just a click away from saying enough. Mass media has been programming and controlling what we view since TV and radio began. Let’s face it, there really isn’t a whole lot that’s new about what how it manages and manipulates its audience, but there is one difference today: these ... Read More »

GDPR-Regulated Data Is Lurking In Unexpected Places

A recent study showed that over 60 percent of corporate data is stored on employee endpoints. And yet, as companies work to ensure compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), they still may be overlooking a few key areas.  The GDPR globally impacts the processing of all personal data on EU residents and takes effect on May 25, 2018. The ... Read More »

EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Expected to Fuel Criminal Extortion

The number of exploit kit attacks is, slowly but surely, going down, and malware peddlers are turning towards more reliable tactics such as spam, phishing, and targeting specific, individual vulnerabilities. The bad news is that everything else is on the rise: BEC scams, ransomware, stealthy crypto-mining, the number of enterprise records compromised in data breaches. Last Year’s Threat Landscape Trend Micro ... Read More »

Epsilon’s Focus on Data Privacy

Every Day is Privacy Day says Noga Rosenthal Data Privacy Day, observed annually on January 28, is an international day of recognition meant to raise awareness and promote the importance of protecting consumer privacy. As a data-driven marketing company, we work hard to foster trust with our clients to ensure their data is protected, and provide consumers with transparency about how their data ... Read More »

Box Leads Charge on GDPR with First-of-its-Kind Data Processing Addendum and New Global Data Protection Consulting Services

Box (NYSE:BOX), a leader in cloud content management, announced a simple self-serve solution for global data privacy preparedness ahead of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25, 2018, as well as new services from Box Consulting to help enterprises understand and meet key regulations around data protection. Box has pioneered cloud content management ... Read More »

The GDPR Deadline Is Near & Business Is Not Ready

Under half of businesses are aware of forthcoming data protection laws they’ll be subject to in just four months’ time – or what the new legislation means for how information security is handled. A lack of awareness about the forthcoming introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new set of rules from the European Union which aims to simplify data protection laws and ... Read More »

China Consumer Group Accuses Baidu of Snooping on Users of Its Smartphone Apps

Baidu Inc. has been accused by a Chinese consumer rights protection group of collecting personal information without obtaining users’ permission, the latest instance of the country’s tech giants facing scrutiny over the way they handle personal data. The Jiangsu Consumer Council filed a lawsuit against New York-listed Baidu for illegally gaining consumers’ personal data. A court in Nanjing, the capital ... Read More »

Top 10 Business Risks for 2018

Here comes 2018. And with the New Year, comes new risks—along with many of the same old risks, but a new perception of their importance or where they rank on the risk spectrum. As we move forward into the new year, let’s take a look at some of the emerging risks expected to affect our businesses and jobs—particularly those related ... Read More »