One of the largest fines to date for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has been announced by Germany's federal privacy and data protection watchdog, the BfDI, against 1 & 1 Telecommunications, in part for inadequate authentication mechanisms. The company plans to appeal.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an in-depth analysis of whether Instagram is doing enough to protect the contact information of minors. Plus: Compliance updates on GDPR and PCI DSS.
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation rewrote the rules of the data privacy and breach notification game when it went into full effect last year. Now, however, numerous organizations are revisiting and refining their GDPR compliance efforts around preparation and remediation, says PwC's Polly Ralph.
Data privacy discussions must focus not just on collecting, storing and securing data, but also the impetus for doing so - and whether it is being done in an ethical manner, says consultant Thom Lagford, a former CISO, who addresses GDPR compliance issues.
New legislation introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., would "bring meaningful punishments for companies that violate people's data privacy, including larger fines and potential jail time for CEOs," he says. But can Congress agree on a privacy law?
Twitter apologized on Tuesday for repurposing phone numbers provided by users for security features for use in targeted advertising, claiming the move was a mistake. Earlier, Facebook was reprimanded for a similar practice.
What's it like to serve in the dual roles of CISO and DPO? Gregory Dumont, who has both responsibilities at SBE Global, a provider of repair and after-sales service solutions to the electronics and telecommunication sectors, explains how the roles differ.
Recently, it was announced that British Airways is to be fined more than £183m by the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after hackers stole the personal data of half a million of the airline's customers. According to ICO, such data breach, which began in June 2018, occurred because British Airways had "poor...
Incident Response has always been a complex activity, requiring a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure proper handling. Although the issues of privacy and personal data protection are not new to incident handlers, the recent European legislation - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - poses additional...
Europe's top court has ruled that Google does not have to remove links to sensitive personal data globally under the EU's "right to be forgotten" requirements, saying the requirement only applies in Europe.
In an exclusive session, veteran CISO Thom Langford looks at what GDPR has influenced since its introduction, how this impacts security and privacy leaders across sectors, and where data protection regulation can go from here.
Langford is the founder of (TL)2 Security, a strategic Information security Consultancy. As...
Foxit Software, the developer of popular PDF and document software, says user accounts were compromised in a breach. The company, which has 560 million users, isn't saying how the breach occurred, how many accounts were affected or for how long.
The realms of data privacy and information security have traditionally been separate in most organizations. However, these domains are increasingly fusing, and in today's digital world, you need them to work in unison.
Many companies leave the question of ownership to their legal department, but today's CIOs are...