A new report by accounting company RSM announced that almost one in three European businesses are not compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation. RSM conducted a survey with the European Business Awards and spoke to over 300 companies. It was noted that medium-sized businesses are “struggling to understand and implement” GDPR. Since its implementation […]
Posted on 23rd July 2019 in GDPR.
Last week, news broke of a data breach in Bulgaria that impacted upon over five million of the nation’s citizens. The breach occurred when a hacker broke into the National Revenue Agency to steal names, income details and social security data. The hacker then forwarded 57 folders holding 11gb of data to media outlets in Bulgaria, warning […]
Posted on 22nd July 2019 in GDPR.
Slack has said it will reset user passwords that the workplace support platform believes may have been compromised during a data breach that hit the firm in 2015. At the time of the incident, the firm revealed its security defences had been breached by hackers who broke into the profile user database to access scrambled […]
Posted on 19th July 2019 in GDPR.
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.