Cybersecurity

Trump mandates KYC for cloud providers

In one of his administration’s final acts, former US President Donald Trump issued an executive order requiring web service providers to verify the identity of foreign persons to whom they sell infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) products.

26 January 2021

Brazil mandates internet equipment security by design

Brazil’s telecommunications regulator has issued requirements for the country’s internet infrastructure to have built-in security features aimed at thwarting cyberattacks.

22 January 2021

Parler blames Amazon for data breach

Parler, the upstart social media app that has achieved notoriety in recent weeks as a platform for Trump supporters, has blamed Amazon for a massive hack that exposed its users’ personal data.

21 January 2021

CV-Online Latvia: complicating database right enforcement

Toby Bond at Bird & Bird in London analyses a European Court of Justice opinion that could affect companies’ use of database rights to protect their information assets.

21 January 2021

Law firm loses privilege battle over hack report

A hacked US law firm must hand over a cybersecurity consultancy’s investigation report to a client after a judge ruled it wasn’t protected by attorney-client or work-product privilege.

20 January 2021

Uber Canada data breach class action fails

An Alberta judge has refused to certify a proposed class action lawsuit against Uber, after finding that there was no evidence a high-profile data breach had actually harmed the plaintiffs.

20 January 2021

ECJ could make database rights harder to enforce

A senior adviser to the European Court of Justice has recommended an interpretation of EU database law that would make it more difficult for companies to prevent the harvesting and re-use of their data.

15 January 2021

“Assume there was a full compromise” – DC cybersecurity expert talks Capitol Hill riots

In the midst of the political chaos stemming from last week’s riots on Capitol Hill, IT experts remain focused on the cybersecurity risks associated with the fateful events. GDR spoke with Washington, DC cybersecurity consultant Norma Krayem – the head of the data practice at lobbying firm Van Scoyoc Associates (VSA) – about the risks associated with such a massive physical breach.

13 January 2021

TalkTalk lawsuit goes beyond ICO findings

UK litigation seeking data breach damages from internet provider TalkTalk features allegations of a potentially illegal international transfer and security incidents that were not caught by a pair of Information Commissioner’s Office decisions.

12 January 2021

English court strikes down GCHQ hacking warrants

The UK’s signals intelligence agency cannot use broad warrants to interfere with computer equipment, the High Court of England and Wales has ruled.

11 January 2021

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