Britain's privacy watchdog reports it received 19% fewer data breach notifications in the first quarter than in the same period last year. While the decline may be attributed to more organizations better understanding when to report breaches, other countries have seen an increase in breach reports.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Britain's privacy watchdog has signaled that although privacy rights and transparency - as enshrined under GDPR - remain paramount, it will take a more "flexible" regulatory approach. But this is no data breach "get out of jail" card, legal experts warn.
Supermarket giant Morrisons is not liable for a data breach caused by a rogue employee, Britain's Supreme Court has ruled, bringing to a close the long-running case - the first in the country to have been filed by data breach victims.
Google will appeal the latest GDPR fine levied against the company. The Swedish Data Protection Authority fined the company nearly $8 million for failure to remove search results related to "right-to-be-forgotten" requests.
The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office has fined Cathay Pacific Airways over a data breach that lasted four years and exposed the personal information of over 9 million passengers and customers, including 111,000 British citizens. The fine could have been larger, but the cyber incident happened before GDPR went...
A newly released report offers a glimpse into how European Union authorities are applying the General Data Protection Regulation to some of the biggest U.S. technology firms, including social media giants Facebook and Twitter.
Any lonely hearts in Europe hoping to meet the person of their dreams via Facebook's dating service on Valentine's Day this year will have to wait a little longer. The social network has delayed the EU rollout of its dating service, following a Monday "dawn raid" by Irish privacy investigators.
As organizations settle into the third year of enforcement of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, some are struggling to define and understand the role of a data protection officer as required under the regulation - including whether the CISO should take on the extra role of DPO.
Which cybersecurity topics are hot? One topical answer to that question comes via the upcoming RSA Conference 2020. Organizers say they received 2,400 responses to their call for speakers, and they've have highlighted 10 predominant themes, including secure design, frameworks, privacy and the human element.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission is launching an investigation into how Google uses customer data for its location services after the privacy watchdog received numerous complaints from consumer rights organizations across the European Union.
Since the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect in May 2018, European data protection authorities have received more than 160,900 data breach reports and imposed $126 million in fines under GDPR for a wide variety of infringements, not all involving data breaches.
British regulators have fined Dixons Carphone $653,000 for a breach that exposed millions of payment card details and personal data due to point-of-sale malware. The retailer's lack of security contributed to a "careless loss of data," the Information Commissioner's Office says.
Wanted: A new chief executive to assume command of Britain's growing National Cyber Security Center, part of GCHQ. As Ciaran Martin departs, the successful NCSC model he helped create is being widely emulated in many countries. But the U.S. remains a notable holdout.
Apple and Google have stopped distributing a popular messaging app marketed to English and Arabic speakers called ToTok. The New York Times has reported that U.S. intelligence agencies believe ToTok was developed by the United Arab Emirates government to spy on its citizens. The government bans rival offerings.
One of the largest fines to date for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has been announced by Germany's federal privacy and data protection watchdog, the BfDI, against 1 & 1 Telecommunications, in part for inadequate authentication mechanisms. The company plans to appeal.