Cybersecurity

High Court dismisses data breach claim

The High Court of England and Wales has made a rare finding that any alleged harm suffered by a data breach claimant was too trivial to be able to lead to damages.

21 October 2021

Council of the EU publishes conclusions on new cyber unit

The Council of the EU has cautiously approved a plan for a new entity to coordinate approaches to cybersecurity across the bloc that could see more power taken out of the hands of member states.

20 October 2021

California law enforcer sued for out-of-state data transfers

A lawsuit against the Marin County Sheriff’s Office shows the extent to which law enforcers disseminate licence plate data, revealing that one department shared such information with more than 600 other agencies.

18 October 2021

Ohio data bill would apply NIST privacy standards

The Ohio Personal Privacy Act (OPPA) has support from government and business stakeholders, but privacy groups have yet to enter the fray.

13 October 2021

Report: 2021 data breaches already ahead of 2020

The number of publicly reported data breaches in the US this year has already surpassed the total for 2020, and is projected to set a new record high, according to a recent report.

12 October 2021

Offshore regulator left in the dark about Pandora Papers

GDR has learned that the Cayman Islands data protection authority has received no breach notifications about what is reportedly the largest trove of leaked offshore financial data in history.

05 October 2021

Identity theft complaints increased 375% from 2017-2020, senate committee hears

As Congress looks to provide the US Federal Trade Commission with additional resources, a senate committee has heard that additional technologists are at the top of the list of needs for an agency struggling to regulate the tech sector.

01 October 2021

One year, 1,000 cases

More than 1,000 LGPD-related cases have been filed in Brazilian courts during the first year of the nascent data protection law being in force, according to experts tracking the matter.

30 September 2021

CISA director: Too much information sharing could overwhelm agency

US industry and government officials have called for removing barriers to inter-agency information sharing in the wake of several major cyberattacks – but Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Jen Easterly has warned that too much sharing could make it hard to separate the signal from the noise.

27 September 2021

Lawsuit: Facebook overpaid on $5 billion settlement to shield Zuckerberg

A recent lawsuit from a public pension fund that invests in Facebook claims that the social media giant paid the US Federal Trade Commission $5 billion to settle the Cambridge Analytica scandal in order to shield its chief executive from liability.

23 September 2021

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