Gatwick Airport becomes the first British airport to permanently use facial recognition technology for passenger ID checks. Following numerous self-boarding trials with EasyJet, the technology will allow passengers to walk through security and straight onto an airplane. Passengers who have chosen to opt-in to use the service will have their faces scanned by the technology. […]
Posted on 18th September 2019 in GDPR.
An online advertising campaign which gathers data on voters may be putting the Conservative party in breach of data protection laws, experts say. The views have been made in reaction to the way the Tories have been collecting information on pro-Brexit voters through a web-based ad campaign, the Guardian reports. The website at the centre […]
Posted on 17th September 2019 in GDPR.
EIT Digital, the European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation, is supporting the development of the new programmes. University of London’s Artificial Intelligence Research Centre (CitAI) and Institute for Cyber Security (ICS) will lead two new Doctoral Training Programs (DTPs), supported by the European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation EIT Digital. Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year will be a DTP […]
Posted on 16th September 2019 in GDPR.
Coming to Dublin’s Convention Centre on 23rd and 24th September 2019, PrivSec Dublin will bring together a global audience of senior decision-makers and privacy specialists to explore the bonds between data privacy and security. As Brexit negotiations continue, confusion lingers over how companies that transfer personal data beyond British shores can continue to do so […]
Posted on 13th September 2019 in GDPR.
Britain’s representative to a United Nations cyber-security group has spoken out about the need for more money to be directed into cyber defence capacity. The representative also called for greater respect to be paid to international law processes within digital transformation, in an address to the UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) held to develop information and telecommunications […]
Posted on 12th September 2019 in GDPR.
Musicians have come out in support for a ban on facial recognition technology being used at music gigs and concerts. Rock band, Speedy Ortiz, and former guitarist with Audioslave and Rage Against The Machine, Tom Morello, have teamed up with digital rights group, Fight for the Future, to stand against technology that could be used to […]
Posted on 11th September 2019 in GDPR.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced that it is to devote resources towards a new initiative designed to help combat the spread of disinformation online. The plans will see the creation of an early warning system for election seasons, when the spread of fake news may pose its biggest risks to democracy and wider […]
Posted on 9th September 2019 in GDPR.
Experts have discovered an online server containing 419 million phone numbers linked to Facebook account holders, with the data stretching over several databases worldwide. Over 133 million of the records belong to US-based Facebook members, while 18 million are from individuals living in the UK. A further 50 million records belong to account holders in […]
Posted on 6th September 2019 in GDPR.
Researchers at Check Point have discovered a vulnerability within Android-based smartphones, making them susceptible to advanced phishing attacks. It is estimated that the vulnerability exposes 2.5 billion monthly active users of Android phones worldwide, with devices from Sony, Samsung, Huawei and LG among those affected. In these advanced phishing attacks, “a remote agent” can trick users into […]
Posted on 5th September 2019 in GDPR.
Fraudsters have used artificial intelligence-based software to deceive the CEO of a UK-based energy firm of £200,000. AI software and voice technology had been exploited by fraudsters to impersonate a UK business owner, resulting in the CEO of a UK-based energy firm transfering £201,000 ($243,000). According to insurance firm Euler Hermes, who disclosed the fraud, […]
Posted on 3rd September 2019 in GDPR.
Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and chief executive of Twitter had his own account taken over by hackers, reports reveal. A gang of cyber-criminals calling themselves the Chuckling Squad say they were responsible for the hack which led to Dorsey’s breached account sending out a storm of abusive and racist comments for around 15 minutes to […]
Posted on 2nd September 2019 in GDPR.
Research reveals that more than 2 billion stolen account credentials are available on the cybercriminal underground. McAfee released its latest McAfee Labs Threats Report: August 2019, examining cybercriminal activity and the development of cyber threats in the first quarter of 2019. It was revealed that a 118% increase in ransomware attacks included the “discovery” of […]
Posted on 30th August 2019 in GDPR.