UK snubs European lawmakers in privacy regulation meetings
MEPs are furious at UK's 'dismissive' manner and believe London is prioritizing business over privacy.
Last week, a three-person delegation from the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee went to London to examine Britain’s plans to reform its data protection rulebook. The results o... Read more
ICO issues warning to beware of ‘immature biometric technologies’
The UK authority claims that such technologies could discriminate against individuals.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a warning urging organisations to assess the public risks of emotion analysis technologies. The office says that organizations need to do a thorough ass... Read more
Interserve fined £4.4 million for lack of data protection
Interserve was fined £4.4 million by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after a breach of personal employee data.
In 2019, UK-based outsourcing firm Interverse was faced with several cyberattacks that compromised the personal information of 113,000 employees. From March 18th to D... Read more
John McAfee arrested in Spain for tax evasion and other charges
John McAfee, known for creating McAfee, the antivirus company, was arrested in Spain today and is facing extradition to the United States. He is going to be charged for fraud and tax evasion.
The SEC says McAfee was paid more than $23.1 million in cryptocurrency assets to promote ICO token sales... 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
SEC and founders fraudulent AriseBank reach settlement
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced to settle with the founders of AriseBank. That company was closed down last January, after raising $600 million during a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO). So now there is a settlement with the people behind the company and the US market re... Read more
Heathrow Airport is fined for leakage of personnel data
Heathrow Airport Limited has been fined Â£120,000 (â‚¬140,000). The company behind the airport in London has not paid enough attention to data protection. A USB stick with personnel data was lost.
The fine was imposed by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for a serious violation of the... Read more
Man remains the weakest link in any security system
People remain the weak link in any security system. A new investigation has shown that the vast majority of security incidents can be traced back to the personnel. In the case of a self-reported data breach, the chance is seven times greater that the leak is due to human error than that a hacker was... Read more