Facebook could face fines of up to £1 billion following regulator action

The world famous social media network may be up against a “multi-billion-dollar fine” CNN reports, following an announcement made by the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) last week. The IDPC, which is the Ireland-based European regulator for Facebook, said on Friday that it has initiated a “statutory inquiry” into Mark Zuckerberg’s company following a series […]

New data protection bill could strengthen data privacy rights of US consumers

Recently, Google boss, Sundar Pichai faced a barrage of data security questions before the House Judiciary Committee over perceived bias of Google’s search engine and products against conservatives. Barely 24 hours later, a breakaway of 15 Democrat senators has put forward proposals for a new bill designed to galvanise data privacy online, CNET reports. As […]

First UK GDPR enforcement action is against Canadian firm with apparently no EU presence

On 24 October 2018, the UK data protection enforcement body, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), issued an Enforcement Notice against Canadian data services firm, AggregateI Q (AIQ). This was the first Enforcement Notice issued by the ICO under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Notice specifies several breaches of the GDPR and gives AIQ 30 days […]

Small business still don’t have the right protection or know the rules around GDPR according to poll

Over half of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and micro businesses are confused or unaware of the rules around GDPR, according to a recent poll. The poll comes from a survey earlier this year from the National Cyber Security Programme that revealed nearly half of UK businesses experienced at least one cyber security breach or attack […]