GDPR, the New EU General Data Protection Regulation is coming into force in May 2018 and as cyber-attacks continue to hit organisations and the headlines it’s important that businesses minimize the risks of a breach.
The current data protection laws in the EU date back to a Directive adopted in 1995, when the web boasted all of 23,500 websites. Nobody but a small community of IT visionaries saw anything like social media, cloud computing, or big data on the map; and few people had mobile phones.
A lot can happen in two years. By 2018 we are expected to have witnessed the first human head transplant, Adobe Flash is predicted to be no more, the UK may or may not have left the EU and the flow of data into organisations will have increased by as much as five-fold, according […]
The rules and regulations relating to how merchants and retailers capture, store, share and process customer and staff data are about to change. It will apply to all EU member states without a need for local legislation. At the start of this year the European Commission unveiled a draft of its European Data Protection Regulation […]
Back in 2012 the European Commission (EC) revealed its plan to completely revamp the 1995 EU data protection law, bringing it out of the Stone Age and making it fit for the 21st century. Every two days we create more data than ever existed before 2003. Businesses and consumers expect data to be accessible wherever and whenever they want. With the increasing adoption of sensor driven technology, cloud computing, BYOD and a whole host of other advances many feel that the old 1995 legislation needs, at the very least, a refresh.
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?
StockX, a sneaker trading platform, is facing a lawsuit over a data breach that resulted in more than 6.8 million customer records being exposed. Filed on Monday in U.S District Court, the lawsuit is on behalf of a minor from Kansas and other minors whose personal data “was accessed, acquired, stolen and re-sold by hackers […]
Posted on 23rd August 2019 in GDPR.
The Irish government has been criticised by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (IDPC) for the way in which a public ID card has been implemented. The IDPC claims there is no legal basis for public entities to oblige individuals to use the card when receiving services, reports reveal. First brought in in 2011, the public service […]
Posted on 22nd August 2019 in GDPR.
Users will now be able to view all their data that is shared by third-party websites and apps to Facebook. The new setting will allow users to clear their history, prevent any future activity from being tracked, and selectively stop specific websites from sending users browsing activity to Facebook. The feature simply removes the connection […]
Posted on 21st August 2019 in GDPR.
A British teenager has pleaded guilty to money laundering, hacking, and breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. Elliot Gunton, 19, resident of Norwich, offered hacking-for-hire services and supplied personal data in exchange for cryptocurrencies. After conducting a search in his home to ensure that Gunton was not violating his Sexual Harm Prevention Order, which had […]
Posted on 20th August 2019 in GDPR.
The European Central Bank (ECB) confirmed that it has suffered a data breach at its Banks’ Integrated Reporting Dictionary (BIRD) website. In a short statement released on Thursday, the bank had stated that an unauthorised party had breached the security measures that were put in place to protect BIRD. Subsequently, the contact data of 481 […]
Posted on 19th August 2019 in GDPR.
A new malware has been discovered that is able to record the screen of an infected machine and identify a user who is viewing porn. Researchers at IT security company ESET, first observed the malware dubbed “Varenyky” in May 2019. A month later, researchers saw the first malicious document infecting a victim’s computer which had […]
Posted on 16th August 2019 in GDPR.