Cybersecurity

Former Uber cybersecurity head charged for alleged 2016 hack coverup

Uber’s former chief security officer has been charged for his alleged role in concealing Uber’s 2016 data breach – the incident that led to the company paying a then-record $148 million to settle a class action lawsuit.

21 August 2020

Marriott sued in landmark English representative action

A representative claimant has filed an opt-out High Court lawsuit against data breach victim Marriott on behalf of “millions” of hotel guests.

19 August 2020

IBM: Remote working increases average cost of a data breach

An IBM study has found that the cost of a data breach slightly declined over the last year, but suggested that the increased prevalence of remote working due to the covid-19 pandemic will increase costs in future.

17 August 2020

Exclusive: British Airways hits back at GDPR class action

GDR exclusively reveals how British Airways is defending itself against cutting-edge arguments in the UK’s highest-profile GDPR data breach litigation.

13 August 2020

What reducing the planned British Airways fine could mean for the future of data protection

British Airways might pay a fraction of the data breach penalty that was floated last year. Aman Johal of Your Lawyers Ltd, who represents claimants against the airline, says this sends the wrong message.

10 August 2020

Capital One data breach fine signals cloud scrutiny

A US banking regulator has fined Capital One $80 million over problems with its cloud computing security processes that led to a massive data breach.

07 August 2020

FTC commissioners bang the privacy drum at oversight hearing

Behavioural advertising, Schrems II, data security, the need for legislative overhaul and other privacy-related topics dominated the latest congressional oversight hearing of the US Federal Trade Commission.

06 August 2020

Twitter expects nine-figure FTC fine

Twitter has warned investors that it faces a US Federal Trade Commission fine of up to $250 million.

04 August 2020

Microsoft promises to keep TikTok data in the US

Microsoft has promised to localise the data of US TikTok users as acquisition talks between the two parties heat up – while president Donald Trump mulls banning the China-owned social media platform.

03 August 2020

EU targets hackers

The EU has imposed asset freezes and travel bans on the suspected perpetrators of cyberattacks that knocked out major companies essential infrastructure across Europe.

03 August 2020

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