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    Zuckerberg says governments need to do more to support data privacy


    Mark Zuckerberg has responded to privacy pressures by asking regulators and governments to do more to help control content that gets published online. Writing in the Washington Post, the Facebook boss acknowledged the “major” role that tech plays in our everyday lives, as well as the “immense responsibilities” that lie ...

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    Huawei security criticised in a new study


    Chinese electronics manufacturer, Huawei, has once again had doubt cast over its privacy credentials following a report looking at the security of the company’s products in the UK. The study made by the Huawei oversight board, which is chaired by GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said: “The oversight board ...

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    Health data breach in Canada hits 34,000 medical marijuana patients


    The private details of around 34,000 individuals who use medical marijuana have been accessed through a medical database controlled by Sunniva Inc.’s Natural Health Services Ltd in Canada. Patients of the health company were notified last week about the data breach, which took place between December 4 th and ...

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    Cyber-attack costs spiral to over £25m for aluminium manufacturer


    The hacking campaign that hit Norwegian aluminium producer, Hydro has already cost the company in excess of £25m. Last week GDPR: Report revealed that Hydro had been forced to revert to manual processes at many of its branches following a ransomware outbreak. A number of the firm’s smelting ...

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    Investigation to open into ‘covert’ monitoring of employees at Belfast trust


    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a probe into Belfast health trust after the disappearance of sensitive personal data related to a secret investigation into possible sectarianism. The news follows an acknowledgement made in writing by the ICO of the upset suffered by a former security guard at Belfast ...

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    Up to 3 million individuals’ privacy compromised in US


    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has disclosed a data breach that may have exposed the personal private information of nearly 3 million customers to a contractor. Data at risk include residential addresses, social security numbers and financial information belonging to citizens caught up in major natural disasters to hit ...

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    Nokia data breach prompts regulator probe in Finland


    Nokia may be in breach of data laws after a software “glitch” inadvertently directed user data to China without consumer knowledge, reports reveal. According to Reuters , an investigation was announced on Thursday into whether the data handling of Nokia smartphones, which are developed by Finnish firm, HMD Global, has ...

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    Millions of Facebook users hit by passwords storage error


    Facebook has confirmed that a “glitch” in its networks led to the passwords of millions of account holders being open to up to 20,000 employees. Around 600 million passwords were stored in plain text and unprotected with no encryption, according to Brian Krebs, in an exposure that the security ...

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    ICO fines Vote Leave Limited £40,000 for sending unlawful text messages


    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Vote Leave Limited £40,000 for sending out thousands of unsolicited text messages in the run up to the 2016 EU referendum. An ICO investigation found that Vote Leave sent 196,154 text messages promoting the aims of the Leave campaign with the majority ...

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    ‘Ethical’ hack compromises data of countless online shoppers


    Hundreds of thousands of online shoppers have had their personal data exposed in a recent ‘ethical’ hack. An attack considered ‘ethical’ when it is carried out by tech experts in order to expose flaws in networks, systems and databases that malicious parties could exploit, if those flaws are not addressed. ...

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    The business of GDPR with Hayley Jaffrey


    Hayley Jaffrey has a proven track record in adding value to support organisations in understanding the data protection legislation – GDPR, DPA 2018 and PECR/e-Privacy. She has experience in developing pragmatic, logical and cost effective solutions that ensure responsible and ethical processing of personal data to comply with ...

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    One year on from the Cambridge Analytica scandal


    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Just one year after news broke of the shocking relationship between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, the scandal has lost none of its relevance in terms of how organisations worldwide handle data on consumers and employees. The UK-based analytics company created an app linked with Facebook that uncovered personal information ...

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    Facebook takes legal action over quiz apps that grab data


    Facebook says that underhand data harvesting tactics have been employed by quiz apps, compromising the privacy of thousands of the social media platform’s users. Malicious quiz apps were allegedly created to encourage user participation and lift profile data. Any account holders who wanted to take part in the quizzes ...

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    Most ICO data breach reports late and incomplete prior to GDPR, reveals FOI


    A Freedom of Information (FOI) request from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) was released today revealing the amount of late and incomplete data breach reports prior to GDPR. It found that businesses routinely delayed data breach disclosure and failed to provide important details to the ICO in the year prior ...

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    Zuckerberg's fortune falls $8.7bn


    Image: Brian Solis Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has seen his fortune shrink by $8.7 billion (£6.6bn) over the past year, according to the latest Forbes rich list. As the company faced criticism over its handling of users' private data and fake news, Facebook's shares fell by as much as ...

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    Data breach reports hit record high since GDPR’s arrival


    The first annual report of the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) reveals that the number of data security breach notifications has escalated since the implementation of the EU’s new data laws. In total, 4,470 valid data security breaches were brought to the attention of the IDPC in the 2018 ...

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    GDPR hits marketing in UK car industry


    Car dealers in the UK are in the process of adapting to the GDPR era, as stronger regulations surrounding consents hits data-driven marketing campaigns. Business is taking a hit as a result, as dealerships find themselves under new restrictions on data handling, The Drum reports , following a study ...

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    Britain needs stronger cyber security, experts say


    The UK’s telecommunications infrastructure is in need of stronger cyber-security, experts say, following a lack of clarity over the use of Huawei technology in Britain’s 5G networks. In his address at a cyber security meeting in Brussels yesterday, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) head, Ciaran Martin, urged big players in ...

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    Google remain under ICO scrutiny for GDPR misdemeanours


    The Information Commissioner’s Office is to work alongside regulators in Europe to establish whether Google has fallen foul of more GDPR rules. The ICO, which enforces European data law in the UK, is now investigating measures to take following a number of complaints raised against the tech giant. The ubiquitous ...

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    Attitudes towards data privacy and sharing change: positively


    New research from the DMA and Acxiom reveals a positive change in attitudes towards data privacy and sharing. With the EU General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in May, data and privacy are currently the hottest topics in the marketing industry. Recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica and Facebook has ...