Cybersecurity

US DOJ urges judge to allow Trump’s WeChat ban

A San Francisco district judge has told US Department of Justice officials that they will be hard-pressed to convince her to reverse a previous decision declaring the Trump Administration’s WeChat ban as a threat to the First Amendment.

16 October 2020

Morgan Stanley fined $60m for 2016 and 2019 data breaches

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has fined Morgan Stanley $60 million for two data breaches – including one dating back to 2016 – that the bank failed to disclose until July 2020.

12 October 2020

Anthem to pay nearly $50m to settle 2015 data breach investigation

Health insurer Anthem has reached settlement agreements with 43 states and Washington, DC, agreeing to pay nearly $50 million in total and improve its cybersecurity.

02 October 2020

LGPD amendment would require data localisation

Privacy advocates have criticised a data localisation bill introduced in Brazil’s House of Representatives as a security risk and antithetical to the LGPD.

30 September 2020

Marriott ICO decision delayed yet again

The latest delay to the UK’s data watchdog’s Marriott GDPR data breach decision comes seven months after the regulator originally planned to conclude its investigation.

30 September 2020

US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s TikTok restrictions

TikTok parent company ByteDance has successfully blocked – for now – an executive order from Donald Trump that would have restricted the social media platform from appearing in US app stores.

28 September 2020

Former Google CEO criticises Trump’s anti-TikTok crusade

Eric Schmidt has said the Trump Administration’s TikTok prohibitions and other restrictions on Chinese technology will harm the development of US AI capabilities.

23 September 2020

US ban on TikTok and WeChat delayed

A US federal court has blocked a Department of Commerce order banning Chinese app WeChat, with the department announcing that it will delay prohibitions on TikTok in the midst of the social media company’s acquisition talks with Oracle and Walmart.

21 September 2020

Commerce department moves forward with TikTok and WeChat bans

The US Department of Commerce has said app stores in the country will no longer be allowed to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok mobile applications as of Sunday.

18 September 2020

Appeals court dismisses trucking company’s hacking lawsuit

A US appeals court has rejected a trucking company’s lawsuit against two former employees who allegedly stole proprietary sales data, ruling that the defendants didn’t violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as they were authorised to access the information.

15 September 2020

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