Category: Privacy & Compliance

“Emerging markets digitally score their best on maturity.

“Emerging markets digitally score their best on maturity.

Many digital transformation programmes are still in their infancy in organisations, according to the Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index (DT Index). For example, 78 percent of business leaders surveyed from around the world say that digital transformation should be more widespread in thei... Read more

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U.S. court rejects Yahoo’s settlement proposal

U.S. court rejects Yahoo’s settlement proposal

An American judge has rejected Yahoo's proposed settlement around the data breaches in 2013 and 2014. This leaves parent company Verizon Communications with a problem, because it now has to look for an alternative way to satisfy about 200 million people. The proposed settlement covered plaintiffs in... Read more

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FaceTime bug enables eavesdropping before it’s recorded

FaceTime bug enables eavesdropping before it’s recorded

Users have discovered a bug in Apples FaceTime. That app makes it possible for users to make video calls with each other, but now it turns out that if you call someone, you can hear that person even before that person has actually recorded. According to the websites 9to5Mac and ArsTechnica, various... Read more

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants global GDPR

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants global GDPR

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, would like to see a global GDPR in the near future. That's what Microsoft's highest boss told us during a conversation with journalists at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Nadella believes that GDPR is a fantastic start to treating privacy as a human right. In the ... Read more

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Google appeals against high GDPR fine

Google appeals against high GDPR fine

Google received the highest GDPR-related fine so far earlier this month. The company had to pay no less than fifty million euros from the French privacy watchdog CNIL for a lack of transparency and the way in which the company processes user data. The company has now announced that it is protesting ... Read more

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Google is fined 50 million euros for GDPR violation

Google is fined 50 million euros for GDPR violation

Today, Google was fined €50 million by the French privacy watchdog. The company was in violation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. The way in which new Android devices were activated was problematic. CNIL, the French privacy watchdog, states that Google di... Read more

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“FTC imposes Facebook record fine for privacy scandals.

“FTC imposes Facebook record fine for privacy scandals.

The Federal Trade Commission is currently investigating Facebook. Above all, the FTC checks whether Facebook has indeed succeeded in protecting its users' data. Now it seems that CEO Mark Zuckerberg's social network will receive a record fine for this. That's what the Washington Post reported last F... Read more

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Unprotected MongoDB instance leaks millions of CVs

Unprotected MongoDB instance leaks millions of CVs

A security researcher named Bob Diachenko of Hacken.io has found a publically insightful MongoDB instance with the CV's of 202 million Chinese. It's unclear who owns the database, reports Silicon Angle. The database was discovered at the end of December and contains 864.8 GB of data. No password or ... Read more

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