Apple and Google have stopped distributing a popular messaging app marketed to English and Arabic speakers called ToTok. The New York Times has reported that U.S. intelligence agencies believe ToTok was developed by the United Arab Emirates government to spy on its citizens. The government bans rival offerings.
One of the largest fines to date for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has been announced by Germany's federal privacy and data protection watchdog, the BfDI, against 1 & 1 Telecommunications, in part for inadequate authentication mechanisms. The company plans to appeal.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an in-depth analysis of whether Instagram is doing enough to protect the contact information of minors. Plus: Compliance updates on GDPR and PCI DSS.
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation rewrote the rules of the data privacy and breach notification game when it went into full effect last year. Now, however, numerous organizations are revisiting and refining their GDPR compliance efforts around preparation and remediation, says PwC's Polly Ralph.
Data privacy discussions must focus not just on collecting, storing and securing data, but also the impetus for doing so - and whether it is being done in an ethical manner, says consultant Thom Lagford, a former CISO, who addresses GDPR compliance issues.
New legislation introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., would "bring meaningful punishments for companies that violate people's data privacy, including larger fines and potential jail time for CEOs," he says. But can Congress agree on a privacy law?
Twitter apologized on Tuesday for repurposing phone numbers provided by users for security features for use in targeted advertising, claiming the move was a mistake. Earlier, Facebook was reprimanded for a similar practice.
What's it like to serve in the dual roles of CISO and DPO? Gregory Dumont, who has both responsibilities at SBE Global, a provider of repair and after-sales service solutions to the electronics and telecommunication sectors, explains how the roles differ.
Europe's top court has ruled that Google does not have to remove links to sensitive personal data globally under the EU's "right to be forgotten" requirements, saying the requirement only applies in Europe.
Foxit Software, the developer of popular PDF and document software, says user accounts were compromised in a breach. The company, which has 560 million users, isn't saying how the breach occurred, how many accounts were affected or for how long.
Sweden's Data Protection Authority has issued its first fine for violations of the European Union's General Data Protection regulation after a school launched a facial recognition pilot program to track students' attendance without proper consent.
Authorities in the Netherlands recently levied a $516,000 fine under the General Data Protection Regulation against a hospital in the Hague in connection with a data breach involving "dozens" of staffers who snooped on the electronic medical records of a celebrity.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the significance of fines against British Airways and Marriott for violations of the EU's GDPR. Also featured are discussions of California's privacy law as a model for other states and the next generation of deception technologies.