How familiar are you or your IT department with the proposals under the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? And how prepared will you be to meet what are likely to be very stringent requirements around data protection?
New IAPP research reveals that an estimated 500,000 organisations have registered DPOs across Europe. In 2017, IAPP estimated that the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would need at least 75,000 data protection officers (DPOs) worldwide. However a new study by the IAPP found the initial estimate fell short. IAPP stated: “The […]
Posted on 17th May 2019 in GDPR.
A report revealed that a decrease in stock value was identified after companies suffered a data breach. The report, Kings of the Monster Breaches, conducted by Bitglass, analysed the top breaches from the past three years including the Marriott breach of 2018, Equifax breach of 2017, and Yahoo! breach of 2016. Altogether the mean number […]
Posted on 16th May 2019 in GDPR.
A recently-published study shows that the number of reported data breaches for the first three months of 2019 was up by 56.4% in comparison with the same time frame in 2018. The research comes from the new Data Breach Report issued by security analytics firm, Risk Based Security. It is believed that the reporting surge could […]
Posted on 8th May 2019 in GDPR.
Results of a new survey conducted by ComputerWeekly.com illustrate how security and compliance has become a priority for European businesses as they go through digital transformation. The study, named EuropeITPriorities2019: Digital Transformation, takes into account the views of 785 companies spread across the UK and Ireland (UKI), France, DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), and “rest of […]
Posted on 30th April 2019 in GDPR.
Fitness fanatics in the States may have had their personal data exposed due to a security breach suffered by Bodybuilding.com. The largest online retailer and forum for bodybuilders, Bodybuilding.com revealed recently that an intrusion into its IT infrastructures had left customer data vulnerable. The company broke the news via a short statement on its website. […]
Posted on 24th April 2019 in GDPR.
On Tuesday, New York State (NYS) customer protection officials launched a data privacy consumer survey to give New Yorkers the chance to give their opinion on current data privacy issues and to influence future policies. The initiative comes as an investigation being led by New York State suggests that Facebook is accessing personal data without the […]
Posted on 18th April 2019 in GDPR.
When I give presentations on cybersecurity, directors often ask, ‘Why do I need to worry about this when I have an IT team to take care of it for me?’
Posted on 15th April 2019 in Tech.
An apology has been issued by the Home Office after the department revealed fears of a second breach of UK residents’ data in seven days. The potential shortfall comes through accidental sharing of the private details of EU nationals aiming to obtain settled status in Britain. As the Home Office sought to remedy technical issues, […]
Posted on 15th April 2019 in GDPR.
The government has come clean over a data protection breach that took place when the Windrush compensation programme was initiated. The breach came about when the Home Office sent information to Windrush migrants, inadvertently exposing the recipients’ email addresses in the process. An investigation has now been launched into the problem, and the Information Commissioner’s […]
Posted on 9th April 2019 in GDPR.
Data from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have shown a reduction in the percentage of businesses suffering a cyber breach or attack in the last year. The 2019 Cyber Security Breaches Survey shows that 32% of businesses identified a cyber security attack in the last 12 months – down from 43% the […]
Posted on 4th April 2019 in Cyber Security.
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 on the shoulders of companies […]
Posted on 2nd April 2019 in GDPR.