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California on Thursday passed a strict new law aimed at protecting people's privacy online, a move that promised to shift the terrain on which internet firms operate in the wake of recent scandals [Read More]
Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering "invasive" and limited default options despite new EU data protection laws aimed at giving users more control and choice [Read More]
Twitter has shared some details on new processes designed to prevent spam and malicious automation [Read More]
U.S. House of Representatives passes “DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act”, a bill aimed at protecting industrial systems against cyberattacks [Read More]
BigID, a company that specializes in helping enterprises secure customer data and complying with regulations like GDPR, raises $30 million in a series B funding round [Read More]
There is concern that GDPR and other cybersecurity laws have a common unintended consequence: in protecting people from cybercriminals, the laws also protect cybercriminals from security researchers. [Read More]
Facebook claims it removes 99% of content posted by terrorist organizations without the need for users to report it. 1.9 million pieces of this type of content removed in Q1 2018 [Read More]
Kaspersky suspends its collaboration with Europol and the NoMoreRansom initiative after the EU voted a resolution that describes the company’s software as “malicious” [Read More]
UK retailer Dixons Carphone investigating hacker attack impacting millions of customers, including their payment card data [Read More]
Australia will help fund and build an underseas communications cable to the Solomon Islands after the Pacific nation was convinced to drop a contract with Chinese company Huawei over security concerns [Read More]

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Laurence Pitt's picture
Despite the long ramp-up towards the GDPR compliance deadline, the effects of the new regulations are still very much in infancy.
Travis Greene's picture
GDPR is proving disruptive for European citizens who are no longer able to interact with services from outside the EU. And the compliance costs can be significant as well. But are there legitimate concerns of overreach?
Bradon Rogers's picture
Complying with GDPR was the immediate challenge, but now there is an opportunity to capture the good work that has been done and make data protection a top of mind focus for enterprises every day.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
While the upcoming GDPR compliance deadline will mark an unprecedented milestone in security, it should also serve as a crucial reminder that compliance does not equal security.
Alastair Paterson's picture
With domain name WHOIS data subject to the GDPR’s privacy requirements, the system will “go dark” until alternative preparations are made, creating a challenge for this who fight computer fraud and other criminal activity on the Internet.
Ashley Arbuckle's picture
Penalties for non-compliance with GDPR will be severe. For example, if your organization fails to report a data breach within 72 hours, expect a fine.
Jalal Bouhdada's picture
Jalal Bouhdada, Founder and Principal ICS Security Consultant at Applied Risk, discusses the implications of the new EU Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS)
Steven Grossman's picture
Why do we seem to need layer upon layer of regulation and guidance to try to ensure a more secure business world? Is it working?
Travis Greene's picture
Reducing the amount of personal data subject to GDPR is a critical step towards minimizing the amount of risk that GDPR will expose.
Steven Grossman's picture
The PCI DSS 3.2 should greatly help companies reduce third party vendor risk, and is starting to shift from just a check-the-compliance-box activity to a more continuous compliance model.