Cybersecurity

Doorstep Dispensaree attacks ICO GDPR fine

The target of the UK’s first GDPR fine has criticised the Information Commissioner’s Office decision to penalise the company – highlighting that the amount of data affected by an alleged breach was far smaller than the regulator had estimated.

17 December 2020

FTC commissioner calls for penalties against data firm’s parent company

The US Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned an analytics company for failing to secure consumer data, but an FTC member has criticised the agency for not pursuing penalties against the firm’s multi-billion dollar parent company.

16 December 2020

Swedish regulator hits healthcare providers with millions in fines

Sweden’s data protection regulator has fined seven healthcare providers a total of approximately €6.8 million over access management issues.

03 December 2020

Settlement reached in first CCPA-related hacking lawsuit

The first class action data breach lawsuit to cite the CCPA has resulted in a settlement agreement that proposes to create a $400,000 fund to compensate more than 200,000 people.

02 December 2020

SCOTUS hears arguments over scope of anti-hacking law

The US Supreme Court has been told that its interpretation of the country’s federal anti-hacking law will have extreme consequences – either criminalising innocuous activity or hindering the ability of authorities to punish the misuse of data.

01 December 2020

Colombian regulator clamps down on Zoom

Colombia’s data protection authority has ordered Zoom to improve its cybersecurity, saying changes recently mandated by the US Federal Trade Commission are inadequate.

30 November 2020

CNIL imposes seven-figure fine despite Carrefour’s full remediation

Companies in the Carrefour retail conglomerate must pay a total of €3.05 million for a raft of data protection failures uncovered by an audit, despite their full remediation of all issues identified by France’s data watchdog.

26 November 2020

Home Depot reaches multimillion-dollar deal with US state watchdogs

Major US retailer Home Depot must pay $17.5 million as part of a settlement with state attorneys-general relating to a 2014 data breach.

25 November 2020

US Congress passes IOT security legislation

A US bill that sets cybersecurity standards for IOT devices used by the federal government could also affect private sector security programmes.

19 November 2020

NSO Group appeals for immunity from WhatsApp spying lawsuit

Israeli surveillance company NSO Group has appealed against a lower court’s decision that denied it sovereign immunity from WhatsApp’s claims that it spied on the platform’s users.

18 November 2020

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