data security

Instapaper on pause in Europe to fix GDPR compliance “issue”

Remember Instapaper? The Pinterest-owned, read-it-later bookmarking service is taking a break in Europe — apparently while it works on achieving compliance with the region’s updated privac

Facebook faces fresh criticism over ad targeting of sensitive interests

Is Facebook trampling over laws that regulate the processing of sensitive categories of personal data by failing to ask people for their explicit consent before it makes sensitive inferences about the

Unroll.me to close to EU users saying it can’t comply with GDPR

Put on your best unsurprised face: Unroll.me, a company that has, for years, used the premise of ‘free’ but not very useful ’email management’ services to gain access to people

Google accused of using GDPR to impose unfair terms on publishers

A group of European and international publishers have accused Google of using an incoming update to the European Union’s data protection framework to try to push “draconian” new term

LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin could leak user data, secret fix failed

Facebook isn’t the only one in the hot seat over data privacy. A flaw in LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin that websites use to let you quickly complete forms could have allowed hackers to steal

Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits

Make no mistake: Fresh battle lines are being drawn in the clash between data-mining tech giants and Internet users over people’s right to control their personal information and protect their p

Diversity and inclusion, data privacy and security ops will be on everyone’s mind at RSA

This week, 50,000 security professionals will descend upon San Francisco for the 27th Annual RSA Security Conference, arguably the largest global security event of the year. And for the security comm

UK report urges action to combat AI bias

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report lookin

Facebook urged to make GDPR its “baseline standard” globally

Facebook is facing calls from consumer groups to make the European Union’s incoming GDPR data protection framework the “baseline standard for all Facebook services”. The update to th

Australia latest to open probe into Facebook data scandal

Australia’s privacy watchdog has opened an investigation into Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Yesterday Facebook revealed that more users than previously tho

Facebook to exclude North American users from some privacy enhancements

There’s no way to sugarcoat this message: Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg believes North America users of his platform deserve a lower data protection standard than people everywhere el

Splunk’s data analytics gets a security boost with $350 million acquisition of Phantom Cyber

The data analytics service provider Splunk is giving itself a security upgrade with its $350 million cash and stock acquisition of the security automation technology developer, Phantom Cyber. One of t

BigID pulls in $14 million Series A to help identify private customer data across big data stores

As data privacy becomes an increasingly important notion, especially with the EU’s GDPR privacy laws coming online in May, companies need to find ways to understand their customer’s priva

Facebook starts polishing its privacy messaging ahead of GDPR

As the May 25 deadline for compliance with the EU's updated privacy framework fast approaches Facebook is continuing to PR the changes it's making to try to meet the new data protection standard -- a

WTF is GDPR?

Within a matter of months, the General Data Protection Regulation will apply across the EU and business processing citizens' data will need to be sure they're compliant. We explain the major changes i

Uber data breach “raises huge concerns”, says UK watchdog

The fallout from Uber's disclosure yesterday of a massive data breach affecting 57 million users and drivers that it concealed for a year continues: The UK's data protection watchdog has put out a str

Call to tighten UK law over data breaches

Consumer group Which? is unhappy with the U.K. data protection bill and has called on the government to amend the draft legislation to allow third-party organizations to seek collective redress for d

It’s time to build our own Equifax with blackjack and crypto

The private data of 143 million Equifax “customers” is now available for download. Have no doubt: This means you will be hacked. This means your SIM card can be spoofed. This means someone

Is Symantec getting ready to buy Splunk?

Yesterday, Symantec CEO Greg Clark flexed his M&A biceps, saying that Splunk could be an attractive target. Clark definitely plans to go whale hunting to regain Symantec's long-lost security posit

On data protection Brexit means mirroring EU rules, confirms UK minister

What does Brexit mean for UK data protection rules? Likely mirroring the major part of EU data protection law, according to UK digital minister Matt Hancock, who was giving evidence to a House of Lord
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