Five years on: the legacy of GDPR
Online banking. Netflix. Even car parking. Technology is an all-encompassing, unavoidable part of everyday life. We share our personal data with innumerable organisations on a daily basis. In fact, a 2022 ESG study on the strategic and evolving role of data governance found that on average approxim... Read more
Microsoft to deploy ‘data boundary’ for EU users in January
Microsoft announced that cloud customers will be able to limit the tech giant's data processing and storage to the EU from January 2023.
The 'EU data boundary' will be deployed in phases across Microsoft's primary cloud services, including Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Power BI. Since t... Read more
‘EU to ban Meta from ads based on personal user data without consent’
According to a confidential EU privacy watchdog ruling, Meta will only be allowed to run user advertisements based on user data with user consent, a person familiar with the subject told Reuters.
The source said the decision was made by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), a bod... Read more
Criteo could face a $65M fine in France for breaching consent rules
French advertizing giant Criteo was found in violation of European Union data protection legislation and fined $64 million in a preliminary verdict after a multi-year inquiry by the country's national privacy authority. The verdict is the latest setback to Criteo's unsettling 'tracking-ads' system.... Read more
EU privacy rules may need to change
European privacy rules may have to change for the EU's institutions to control their data. However, the senior commission official warned today that this could be problematic, as many people are not happy with how big tech companies use personal information without keeping customers in the loop.
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IT leaders do not think that GDPR goes far enough
Even though GDPR has caused many problems for companies that aren't doing data handling and protection properly, IT leaders worldwide do not think it is doing a good enough job. Snow Software released a new report where almost all IT employees and leaders say that GDPR is insufficient.
They all ... Read more
Ransomware targets MongoDB and threatens to report GDPR breach
An anonymous hacker is running ransomware attacks that targets 22,900 MongoDB databases. When the attack is successful it threatens victims to report them to the authorities for breaching the GDPR legislation. As long as they pay a certain amount of money in cryptocurrency they won't be reported.
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59,000 data breaches reported after GDPR introduction, but only 91 fines handed out
Since the introduction of the GDPR in Europe last May, 59,000 data breaches have been reported. Of these leaks, 15,400 came from the Netherlands, according to a report by law firm DLA Piper. So far, only 91 fines have been imposed.
This report examines the size of the current threat landscape. Nearl... Read more
“Companies that invest in privacy achieve tangible results.
According to Cisco, companies that invest in improving their privacy practices will experience tangible benefits from these investments. This is what Cisco's 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark Study shows. The study shows that there is a demonstrable link between good privacy practices and business benefit... Read more
Personal Data Authority received nearly 10,000 complaints about GDPR violations
The number of privacy complaints filed since the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force is high. Nearly ten thousand people have filed a complaint with the Personal Data Authority (AP). The regulator reports this today in an extensive report on the first few months of GDP... Read more