ICO British Airways fine could be slashed

The UK’s data watchdog last year said it planned to fine data breach victim British Airways £183 million (€206.3 million) – but the airline’s parent company has put aside a fraction of that amount to cover the payout in expectation of a lower penalty.

31 July 2020

UK fintech faces GDPR litigation

Claimants have sued credit history building fintech Loqbox over a data breach it suffered earlier this year.

30 July 2020

US corporation sues Angola for state-sponsored hack

Nevada-based Africa Growth Corporation has accused Angola’s government of stealing attorney-client communications from servers in the US – ultimately leading to the country abandoning a $47.5 million settlement in a separate dispute.

28 July 2020

New York regulator files first cybersecurity charges

The New York State Department of Financial Services has charged a Nebraska-based title insurance company for failing to shut down a five-year IT vulnerability, which the regulator says led to millions of internal records being exposed to anyone with a web browser.

24 July 2020

T-Mobile sued over cryptocurrency hack

A cryptocurrency mogul has sued T-Mobile for alleged security failures that resulted in the loss of millions of dollars.

23 July 2020

FBI: Chinese hackers tried to steal covid-19 research

A US federal grand jury has indicted two Chinese hackers for allegedly stealing trade secrets and personal data from hundreds of victims for the benefit of China’s government.

22 July 2020

China unveils draft Data Security Law

A new proposed Chinese data law intended to protect national security and the development of the digital economy sets out a series of measures designed to enhance data security. If enacted, the law could profoundly alter data security practices in China, as well as provide scope for extraterritorial application.

20 July 2020

Israeli surveillance company fails to quash WhatsApp lawsuit

A San Francisco federal court has rejected Israeli company NSO Group’s sovereign immunity arguments in its motion to dismiss a lawsuit by WhatsApp for hacking some of its users’ accounts.

17 July 2020

CCPA data breach lawsuit filed against Walmart

A class action lawsuit says Walmart for violated the newly enacted CCPA by failing to secure its customers’ data, leading to their personal information being placed for sale on the dark web.

15 July 2020

Judge trims Fiserv cybersecurity lawsuit

A Pittsburgh federal judge has quashed multiple claims in a credit union’s cybersecurity lawsuit against technology provider Fiserv, but allowed the overall case to continue.

15 July 2020

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