Civil rights group calls for revision of GDPR enforcement
Civil rights group Access Now urges the European Union to tighten GDPR enforcement.
The civil rights group concludes that the GDPR leaves much to be desired in a new report. Access Now states the legislation isn't broken, but privacy authorities in member states spend too much time on handling ... Read more
Popular apps for tracking children are extremely vulnerable
Two of the most popular child-tracking Android apps are vulnerable to data leaks. Most collect the data of minors. Millions of parents put their families' privacy at risk.
The Google Play Store features numerous child-tracking apps. A team from Cybernews decided to investigate the offering. The ... Read more
SentinelOne unveils severe zero-day vulnerabilities in Avast and AVG
SentinelOne discovered two serious zero-day vulnerabilities in Avast and AVG. The threats went unnoticed for ten years.
The vulnerabilities allow attackers to bump privileges. From there, a system's security tools can be disabled. In December 2021, SentinelOne's researchers disclosed the vulnera... Read more
NortonLifeLock wants to buy Avast
NortonLifeLock is in talks to acquire the security software maker Avast, in a deal that may value the latter at $8 billion. NortonLifeLock, which offers cybersecurity software and services, is in an advanced discussion with Avast, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that a deal could be reached ... Read more
Personal Data Authority wants to approve GDPR Code of Conduct Data Pro
The Authority for Personal Data (AP) intends to approve the so-called Data Pro Code. The Data Pro Code is a code of conduct drawn up by the Netherlands ICT, which organisations can join.
The Netherlands ICT is the sector representative of the ICT sector. The code of conduct is designed for companies... Read more
Government privacy requirements for mobile Office apps and Windows 10 Enterprise not yet achieved
The mobile apps for Microsoft Office and Windows 10 Enterprise do not yet meet the privacy requirements set by the central government. This is evident from a privacy impact assessment by Privacy Company, commissioned by the Strategic Supplier Management Microsoft Rijk (SLM Rijk).
The central governm... Read more
Facebook Like button makes European websites responsible for data sharing
According to the European Court of Justice, websites that contain a like-button from Facebook are co-responsible for the collection of data. These websites are also responsible for sending the data to the social network.
The decision was made in a case about the German website Fashion ID, NU.nl writ... Read more
AP withdraws authorization from Fraud Helpdesk to collect phishing emails in
The Fraud Helpdesk may no longer collect examples of phishing and other forms of fraud from the Authority for Personal Data. The reason is that the organisation does not have its homework in order.
The Fraud Helpdesk is an independent foundation that provides information about phishing and other for... Read more
Marriott hotel chain risks a fine of 110 million euros for data leak
The British Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has announced its intention to fine the hotel chain Marriott International GBP 99,2 million (approximately EUR 110 million) for a data breach in November last year.
The hack was not a one-off incident, but had been running since 2014, writes Silico... Read more
Re-launched privacy investigation into Apple for violating GDPR
The Irish watchdog Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has opened a third privacy investigation into Apple, writes Reuters. The purpose of the investigation is to determine whether Apple complies with the relevant provisions of the European GDPR Privacy Act when a customer requests access.
The other ... Read more