TrustArc webinar: consent & legitimate interest – the continuing debate

Data Protection World Forum in partnership with privacy compliance leaders, TrustArc, present “Consent and legitimate interest – the continuing debate” webinar. Designed for business leaders seeking advice and guidance on compliance with the latest data privacy legislation, this exclusive broadcast brings Abigail Dubiniecki (GDPR and Data Privacy Specialist, My Inhouse Lawyer) into debate with Xavier […]

Cyber attack on Sri Lankan websites

Numerous Sri Lankan websites have fallen victim to a series of cyber attacks. The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT), reported that the websites of the Kuwait Embassy in Colombo, the Tea Research Institute in Talawakelle, The Rajarata University in Mihintale and ten other private institutions have fallen victim to cyber attacks. The attackers […]

European privacy authorities have received more than 64,000 data breach notifications

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), regulators in 11 European countries have imposed $63 million in fines. A new report by the European Data Protection Board looking overviewing the implementation of the GDPR and the roles of the national supervisory authorities, revealed that a total of 206,326 GDPR cases were reported by supervisory authorities […]

Google limits Huawei Android usage

Google has taken the decision to restrict Huawei from a number of Android updates. Newer models of the Chinese tech giant’s smartphones will not be able to access selected apps created by Google. The news follows US president Trump’s clamp down on Huawei, adding it to a list of firms with whom US companies cannot […]

Big tech firms preparing their legal teams for data breach challenges, reports reveal

The major names in global technology are “lawyering up” as they prepare to face mounting legal threats for violations of international data privacy law, the Irish Times has heard. Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, explained to the Sunday Business Post in a recent interview that leading tech companies in the US were starting to […]

Tokenex founder, Alex Pezold, to speak at European Data Protection Summit

European Data Protection Summit welcomes CEO and co-founder of TokenEx, Alex Pezold.  Coming to central London on June 3rd 2019, European Data Protection Summit is a one-day event that gives business owners and IT professionals the answers they need to data protection concerns in an increasingly privacy-conscious world. Introducing Alex Pezold, CEO & co-founder, TokenEx […]

Slack flaw that could have let hackers intercept downloads, has been patched

Slack users have been advised to upgrade their applications following a vulnerability. Slack, the work collaboration app, has issued a security update following a vulnerability in its systems that could allow attackers to modify the location where downloaded files are stored. Tenable researcher, David Wells discovered a download hijack vulnerability in Slack Desktop version 3.3.7 […]

Stack Overflow hack exposes user data

Stack Overflow, the developer knowledge sharing site has disclosed a security breach. Originally when discovered the VP of Engineering at Stack Overflow, Mary Ferguson announced that hackers had gained access to its internal network and that no evidence was found that customers’ accounts or data had been hacked. However in an updated announcement, Mary Ferguson […]