A tech chief has spoken out about the need for adequate data protection measures within IoT (Internet of Things) products, citing security as critical to winning consumer confidence. Jamie Siminoff, the founder and principal inventor behind the smart doorbell manufacturer, Ring, feels that the company’s devices’ success hinges on privacy safeguards and the ability to […]
Posted on 18th July 2019 in GDPR.
This summer sees the arrival of The Great Hack, a documentary exploring the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal and how it lifts the mask on the dark arts of personal data processing. The scandal has its roots in the start of this decade, when an apparently innocuous personality app appeared on Facebook in which millions […]
Posted on 17th July 2019 in GDPR.
Ryanair is set to cut a number of flights over winter and next summer as a result of ongoing issues with the Boeing 737 Max.
Posted on 16th July 2019 in General business.
The number of informants lifting the lid on data protection-related scandals has skyrocketed over the last 12 months, RPC has concluded. Research conducted by the City law firm found a 175% rise in instances of whistleblowing in the year to May 2019, with figures going from 138 to 379 over the studied time-frame. The company believes that […]
Posted on 16th July 2019 in GDPR.
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.