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Britain's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) plans to issue Facebook with the maximum available fine for breaches of the Data Protection Act -- an equivalent of $660,000 or 566,000 euros. [Read More]
Facebook could face a hefty compensation bill in Australia after a leading litigation funder lodged a complaint with the country's privacy regulator over users' personal data shared with a British political consultancy [Read More]
Mobile fitness app Polar suspended its location tracking feature after security researchers found it had revealed sensitive data on military and intelligence personnel from 69 countries. [Read More]
Hackers gained access to Timehop systems in December 2017, but the breach was only discovered on July 4. The incident affects 21 million users [Read More]
The unique features of your face can allow you to unlock your new iPhone, access your bank account or even "smile to pay" for some goods and services [Read More]
Tens of thousands of Vietnamese social media users are flocking to a self-professed free speech platform to avoid tough internet controls in a new cybersecurity law [Read More]
Roughly 150,000 NHS patients who had specifically opted out of the NHS patient data-sharing regime were in fact not opted out, the parliamentary under-secretary of state for health said. [Read More]
Facebook confirms facing multiple inquiries from US and British regulators about the major Cambridge Analytica user data scandal [Read More]
Facebook notifies 800,000 users that people they had blocked were temporarily unblocked due to a bug. The company also detailed new API restrictions designed to protect user information [Read More]
Typeform, a Spain-based SaaS company that specializes in online forms and surveys, suffered a breach that resulted in the data collected by many organizations getting stolen [Read More]

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Lance Cottrell's picture
Even while using Tor hidden services, there are still many ways you can be exposed and have your activities compromised if you don’t take the right precautions.
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.
Lance Cottrell's picture
Failing to consistently use identity hiding technologies is the most common way to blow your online cover. Just one failure to use your misattribution tools can instantly connect your alias to your real identity.
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.
Preston Hogue's picture
With each new digital industry, process or service comes a new data source that can be compiled and cross referenced, introducing new ways to see into people’s lives, activities and business operations.
Marie Hattar's picture
GDPR is an opportunity to put in place measures that strengthen the overall security and compliance posture of organizations, using GDPR's requirements as the pivot point.
Lance Cottrell's picture
Facial recognition systems are becoming cheaper, better, easier to use, and more widely deployed, while social media platforms are creating an ocean of easily identifiable faces that are widely accessible.