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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

Survey: Latin American companies skimping on cybersecurity

A survey of Latin American in-house lawyers carried out by GDR sister publication the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) has found a large discrepancy between what in-house departments spend on technology and the amount they dedicate to cybersecurity.

09 September 2020

One firm to rule them all: Palantir’s plan to go public

Regulatory files tied to Palantir Technologies’ planned public share offering reveal the company’s ambitions to become the US government’s sole data analytics provider.

28 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

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

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

Dunnhumby: Insights from the data adviser to the retail industry

GDR spoke to Alison Williams, head of data at Dunnhumby – a consultancy that has advised retailers on using their data to improve their businesses since 1989. An early pioneer in data-driven business, the company has helped the UK and US retail sectors to become some of the most sophisticated and competitive in the world.

23 July 2020

Apple restricts data collection on mobile apps

Apple has changed its app store policies to make cross-app tracking an active opt-in choice for users, in a move likely to restrict the level of data collection on mobile apps.

23 June 2020

Senator blasts US intelligence agencies for lax cybersecurity

A US senator has released excerpts of an internal Central Intelligence Agency report which describes how lax cybersecurity standards led to the largest data breach in the agency’s history.

23 June 2020

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