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.
Report reveals that the threat from cybercrime is increasing significantly and additional funding is needed. It was revealed in the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) National strategic assessment of serious organised crime 2019 report, that an extra £2.7bn investment is needed to tackle serious organised crime over the next three years. The report warned that “the […]
Posted on 15th May 2019 in GDPR.
Following an investigation, HM Revenue and Customers (HMRC) has been hit with an enforcement notice after contravening the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Following a complaint from the privacy watchdog, Big Brother Watch, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) conducted an investigation into HMRC for failing to gain explicit consent from individuals about their biometric data. The ICO […]
Posted on 14th May 2019 in GDPR.
Photo storage app, Ever, has been found secretly using customers’ private snaps to train a commercial recognition system. What started as a cloud storage app in 2013, Ever the photo storage app, swiftly converted its business to become a facial recognition software venture in 2017. However the app failed to inform the millions of users […]
Posted on 13th May 2019 in GDPR.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a course in Scotland that will make state-of-the-art cyber security courses available free of charge to the nation’s young people. Hosted by the UK’s largest STEM education charity, The Smallpiece Trust, the three CyberFirst student courses will give 14-17-year-olds the chance to learn how technology works, and […]
Posted on 10th May 2019 in GDPR.
C-level executives are 9 times more likely to be the target of data breaches. The 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) revealed that C-level executives are now the major targets for social engineering attacks. The findings show that senior executives are 12 times more likely to be the target of social engineering-related incidents, and […]
Posted on 9th 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.
Companies in the insurance sector have sent out a warning about the IT security of autonomous vehicles. Adequate measures to guard against cyber-attacks and hacking activity need to be in place before such vehicles can be put into fully autonomous mode The views have been put across by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) within […]
Posted on 7th May 2019 in GDPR.
Continuing legal disputes between Morrisons supermarket chain and employees caught up in a data leak could have major risk implications for employers under the General Data Protection Regulation. Morrisons was ruled to be vicariously liable for a data breach caused by the actions of a former employee, and has now been allowed to appeal to […]
Posted on 3rd May 2019 in GDPR.
New laws may soon be passed to improve the security of IoT gadgets, in the wake of an increasing number of hacking incidents taking place on favourite consumer devices. Hi-tech ovens, children’s smartwatches, even dolls are some of the connected products which have been proven to have major security flaws, enabling them to be controlled […]
Apple says it took the decision to remove a number of parental control apps from its store due to concerns about security and privacy, reports reveal. The tech giant, which seldom issues a public reaction to media reports, decided to address news that the iPhone manufacturer was using its own tools to gain competitive advantage. […]