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Germany's competition authority says Facebook users should be asked for consent before data collected by the group's subsidiaries Whatsapp and Instagram and on third-party websites is combined with their social network account [Read More]
There have been more than 59,000 personal data breaches reported to European data protection regulators in the first eight months following the enforcement of GDPR. [Read More]
The check-in links sent via email or SMS by several major airlines from around the world can allow hackers to obtain passengers’ personal information and possibly make changes to their booking. [Read More]
Home design platform Houzz has advised some users to change their passwords after discovering unauthorized access to a file storing user data. [Read More]
Fortanix, a company that specializes in encrypting data and applications, raises $23 million, which brings its total funding to $31 million. [Read More]
nCipher re-emerged from Thales as a separate stand-alone company manufacturing and marketing hardware security modules (HSMs) in January 2019. [Read More]
Facebook marks Data Privacy Day with launch of Privacy and Data Use Business Hub, which should help businesses understand how they can protect private information. [Read More]
More than 95,000 complaints have been filed with EU countries since the bloc's flagship data protection laws took effect eight months ago, says the European Commission. [Read More]
Being GDPR-ready can bring companies significant benefits beyond compliance, including shorter sales delays and fewer or less serious data breaches, according to Cisco’s 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark Study. [Read More]
Google will appeal a record 50-million-euro fine imposed by France's data regulator for failing to meet the EU's strict new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). [Read More]

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Laurence Pitt's picture
Failure to implement basic cybersecurity hygiene practices will leave retailers vulnerable to damage and fines during a lucrative time for their businesses.
Travis Greene's picture
While GDPR doesn’t require encryption, there are four mentions of encryption in GDPR that provide real incentives for organizations to use encryption.
Preston Hogue's picture
Security teams should think about how company data might connect with data from other organizations or industries and how those combined data sets could be triangulated into a larger picture that ultimately puts you at risk.
Bradon Rogers's picture
While a contract, distributed, partner-oriented workforce and supply chain can create serious risks to your organization, careful implementation of visibility and data protection strategies can help you mitigate many of the risks.
Alastair Paterson's picture
While a boon to productivity, some of the most ubiquitous file sharing services across the Internet are also at the heart of a global problem – publicly exposed data.
Jim Ivers's picture
More vulnerabilities create more attacks; more attacks breed additional fatigue. So how can we wake up and fix the problems creating such a widespread headache?
Justin Fier's picture
When we look at this cycle of stealthy and silent data breaches, we have to ask ourselves: how can such tremendous amounts of data leave our corporate networks without raising any alarms?
Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Many organizations seem to focus almost entirely on technological solutions to tactical problems, rather than on strategically addressing how they can best and most efficiently protect data.
Lance Cottrell's picture
Passive Information Leakage (PIL) is one of the least known and most difficult forms of data lost to prevent, and is little understood, primarily because it cannot be addressed through conventional security practices.
Steven Grossman's picture
The challenge of data protection is not going away. Even without the ever-improving tactics of the bad guys, data sprawl has made it difficult for those just trying to do their jobs.