Cybersecurity

Russian hacker jailed for 12 years for US financial data theft

A US federal judge has handed a Russian hacker a 12-year prison sentence for his role in a massive financial data theft scheme that netted hundreds of millions of dollars in criminal proceeds.

11 January 2021

US judge approves controversial Google+ settlement

A San Francisco district judge has granted final approval to a $7.5 million agreement between Google and plaintiffs to settle a class action lawsuit over the company’s 2018 Google+ data breach.

08 January 2021

Trump moves to ban more Chinese apps

In a move similar to his contested restrictions on TikTok and WeChat, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would ban eight other Chinese-owned apps from the country on national security grounds.

06 January 2021

British Airways seeks to settle UK class action

British Airways is looking to settle a UK class action relating to its high-profile data breach, counsel to the claimants have said.

06 January 2021

Roundup: US data news from the Christmas break

GDR rounds up key news from the US that you might have missed over the holidays.

05 January 2021

ICO: Doorstep Dispensaree’s deficient GDPR policies warranted a fine

The UK’s data watchdog has admitted that it made mistakes in its first-ever GDPR fining decision, but told a tribunal today that the decision should still stand.

18 December 2020

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

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