Privacy

Streaming Scams Target Live Music Fans (IQ)

A number of bogus Facebook pages have emerged in recent weeks, directing fans to non-existent livestreamed shows, in one of a series of Covid-19 streaming scams.... More

GDPR Data Breach Notifications Rise by 66% Across Europe (CISO)

A new survey revealed that GDPR-related data breach notifications across European countries have increased by 66%, compared to the first year of the GDPR.... More

GDPR’s Two-Year Review Flags Lack of ‘Vigorous’ Enforcement (TechCrunch)

It’s more than two years since a flagship update to the European Union’s data protection regime moved into the application phase. Yet the GDPR has been dogged by criticism of a... More

Phishing Isn’t Going Anywhere – It’s Just Getting More Sophisticated (TechHQ)

Phishing attacks have grown increasingly more sophisticated over the years. Usually targeting us on emails, sometimes via text messages, they attempt to lure users into providing s... More

On the Second Anniversary of GDPR, COVID-19 Brings New Data Protection Challenges (Verdict)

The second anniversary of GDPR comes at a time when many businesses have had to quickly adapt to widespread remote working due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which has brought w... More

Does Your Mobile Application Hide Secrets? (Irdeto Perspective)

The COVID-19 global pandemic has forced most companies and their employees to stay home. Despite this lack of physical mobility, people are increasingly using multiple mobile devic... More

The Role of AI in Ensuring Data Privacy (CMS Wire)

With artificial intelligence now used in many of the apps that drive the digital workplace, many enterprise managers are beginning to question the implications this will have for p... More

The Dark Web: Behind the Mystery and Preserving Privacy (Verdict)

The dark web is renowned for being the leading marketplace for all kinds of dirty deals, with stolen data being among the most coveted of purchases.... More

Winning in the New Era of Digital Regulation (CPO)

The pace and complexity of regulatory requirements continues to grow globally, with no sign of slowing. For businesses, the challenges are not just that new regulations are being p... More

Why Deepfakes are the Next Big Hacking Threat (OZY)

Over the past 30 years, the internet has gone from novelty to necessity. Predicting how we will stay safe in a hyper-connected world over the next 30 years is a hard task, but expe... More

Guess What? GDPR Enforcement is on Fire! (ZDNet)

You read that right: GDPR enforcement is on fire! While fines are not always particularly high, our analysis shows that, in terms of volume, data protection authorities (DPAs) are ... More

Beware of ‘Graft’ on GDPR, CCPA (MarkLogic Blog)

Graph databases are very powerful and not generally involved in bribery. In fact, given its ability to discover fraudulent activity through the relationships it captures, a graph d... More

Why 2020 is the Year of the Data Protection Officer and How to Deal With the Skills Shortage (Verdict)

Data privacy enforcement agencies around the world are ramping up judgements and penalties, while cybercriminals are doubling down with new ways to break into networks. With the du... More

Europe’s Privacy Overhaul Has Led to $126M in Fines — but Regulators are Just Getting Started (CNBC)

The European Union’s overhaul of data privacy regulation is estimated to have generated 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines since it was introduced almost two years ago. Si... More

The Future of Location Data and Smartphone Tracking (CPO)

The notion that governments and corporate giants are capable of exercising their technological might in order to monitor the behavior of ordinary people is nothing new. However, th... More

Salesforce Co-CEO: The U.S. Needs a National Privacy Law for Personal Data (CNBC)

The United States needs to develop a national privacy law for personal data, in a similar fashion to what the European Union has done, the head of Salesforce said at a panel discus... More

The Music Biz is Addicted to Data – and New Privacy Laws May Make it Go to Rehab (Forbes)

California’s new online privacy law, combined with a cocktail of similar laws in the EU, India and elsewhere, could drag the high-flying music industry down to earth. Music fest... More

Verizon Media Launches OneSearch, a Privacy-Focused Search Engine (VentureBeat)

Verizon Medi has launched a “privacy-focused” search engine called OneSearch. With OneSearch, Verizon promises there will be no cookie tracking, no ad personalization, no profi... More

Digital Privacy vs. Cybersecurity: The Confusing Complexity of Information Security in 2020 (Modern Diplomacy)

There is a small and potentially tumultuous revolution building on the horizon of 2020. Ironically, it’s a revolution very few people on the street are even aware of but literall... More

Google Now Treats iPhones as Physical Security Keys (The Verge)

The latest update to Google’s Smart Lock app on iOS means you can now use your iPhone as a physical 2FA security key for logging into Google’s first-party services in Chrome. O... More