A defense policy bill that Congress plans to vote on later this month now includes a provision that would restore the position of national cyber director at the White House, says Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I.
France's privacy regulator has hit retail giant Carrefour with a $3.7 million fine for violating privacy laws, including GDPR. It's accused of failing to make privacy policies easy to understand, placing advertising cookies without consent and retaining customer data for unreasonable periods of time.
During the pandemic, two unusual and apparently unrelated trends have emerged - the rapid growth of the MSS (Managed Security Services) market and an increased demand for complex compliance management.
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Microsoft is revamping its controversial "productivity score" in Microsoft 365 so that individual workers can no longer be tracked. The move follows warnings by privacy advocates that the feature was a step too far into the realm of workplace surveillance.
New Zealand's refreshed Privacy Act, which came into effect Tuesday, introduces breach notification requirements and civil penalties. It also holds data handlers to higher responsibilities to counter new threats to personal data. But the law doesn't impose financial penalties as severe as the EU's GDPR.
Europol, along with the other law enforcement agencies in Europe, prevented payment fraud losses of $47.5 million by targeting fraudsters who were selling stolen card data on darknet websites known as card shops.
Warning to workers: Your productivity tools may also be tracking your workplace productivity, and your bosses may not even know it. But as more workplace surveillance capabilities appear, legal experts warn that organizations must ensure their tools do not violate employees' privacy rights.
The Home Depot reached a $17.5 million settlement of a multistate lawsuit stemming from a 2014 data breach that compromised the payment card data of 40 million customers. The company will also implement new security procedures as part of the agreement.
The Telecommunications Security Bill introduced by the British government aims to set enforceable, minimum security standards for the nation's telecommunications providers, backed by penalties, including for any company that opted to use equipment from high-risk providers such as China's Huawei.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., have introduced a bill designed to patch loopholes in the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 that they say allow federal agencies to easily avoid implementing required cybersecurity procedures.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed federal IoT security legislation that will require the government to only procure devices that meet minimum cybersecurity requirements. The bill now moves to President Donald Trump's desk.
European lawmakers are once again considering encryption policies and attempting to strike a balance between the privacy and security afforded by strong encryption and law enforcement's needs. But with encryption being a cornerstone of the internet, is there any new balance to be struck?
President Donald Trump has fired Christopher Krebs, director of the U.S. Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency. Experts say that thanks in no small part to CISA, this year's election "was the most secure in American history," free from any major cybersecurity incidents.
Ticketmaster UK has been fined $1.7 million by Britain's privacy watchdog for its "serious failure" to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. Its failure to properly secure chatbot software led to attackers stealing at least 9.4 million payment card details.