The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a record $5 billion settlement with Facebook following an investigation into allegations of data privacy violations. The fine follows after an investigation opened into Facebook’s data practices March 2018, once news broke about the political consultancy firm, Cambridge Analytica, improperly accessing the data of tens of millions of Facebook […]
Posted on 15th July 2019 in GDPR.
The Chinese economy has grown at its slowest pace since the early 1990s in the second quarter.
Posted on 15th July 2019 in General business.
Research conducted by Alert Logic revealed that small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are more vulnerable to attacks targeting their weaknesses. In its new report, Critical Watch: SMB Threatscape 2019, researchers analysed more than 1.3 petabytes of data and 8.2 million verified security incidents across 4,000 organisations of all sizes. It was discovered that 66% of SMB devices […]
Posted on 12th July 2019 in GDPR.
The NHS has blocked a total of 11.4 million malicious emails over the last three years according to a Freedom of Information request sent by Centrify. NHS Digital responded to the request stating that out of the 11.4 million, over six million were blocked due to IP or domain reputation attacks, whilst 3.6 million accounted for […]
Posted on 11th July 2019 in GDPR.
According to Beaming, in the second quarter of 2019, businesses in the UK have faced an average of 146,491 attempted cyber attacks. This current rate of cyber attacks equates to one attack every 50 seconds. The figure is a significant increase of 179% from 2018, in which businesses had faced 52,596 attacks on average. Sonia Blizzard, […]
Posted on 10th July 2019 in GDPR.
The government has revealed plans to invest £40 million in improving infrastructure for electric vehicles across the country.
Posted on 9th July 2019 in General business.
More than a year on from the scandal in which 87 million unauthorised Facebook users’ details were shared with Cambridge Analytica, 71% of UK adults want tougher action in penalising companies that abuse our data privacy by misusing third party data. This is according to new research from YouGov*, with more than 2000 UK adults […]
Posted on 9th July 2019 in GDPR.