Facebook data breach down to spammers seeking cash

Facebook has announced that its recent data hack was down to spammers aiming to cash in on user data, not a foreign government attack, as was first suspected. The attempted theft, which was discovered and subsequently disclosed to regulatory authorities at the end of September, was initially thought to have affected 50m user accounts. The […]

Get on top of the data debate with Data Protection Magazine

As we approach the inaugural Data Protection World Forum, stakeholders can get an informed approach to every data security challenge with Data Protection Magazine (DPM). Online and available to read now, the second issue of DPM once again sees industry-leading authorities give their views on the data protection landscape of today.  Expert insight Featuring analysis […]

Robert Baugh, CEO at Keepabl: Document, document, document

Robert Baugh is CEO at Keepabl, a lawyer-led, Privacy-as-a-Service provider which implements compliance programmes that can prove decisive in the era of GDPR. With over 20 years’ international experience as a TMT lawyer, Robert is highly skilled in interpreting the regulatory environment into commercial, actionable, risk-managed-based compliance programmes. Below, Robert reveals his top tips for […]

US regulator issues record data breach fine

US regulator issues record data breach fine The second-biggest health insurer in the US has been hit by a record-breaking $1.6m penalty for a data privacy breach dating back to 2015. Anthem, which is based in Indianapolis, suffered a cyber-attack three years ago which compromised the personal information of almost 80 million individuals. Details accessed […]

Q&A with Simon Loopuit, CEO of trust-hub

Simon Loopuit heads trust-hub, a software firm specialising in personal data management technology that protects customers and employees alike. Ahead of his speaker session at Data Protection World Forum, our Q&A with Simon explains data governance and reveals how companies can leverage privacy by design to overcome the challenges of modern business. After dealing with […]

Tech youth’s auto-lawyer can help data breach victims to sue

Josh Browder first hit the headlines for creating software that allows users to challenge parking ticket fines.  The innovation prompted the 21-year-old to adapt the tool to help with problems including disputes with landlords and compensation searches for travellers who lose their flight luggage. The tech wizard’s app, DoNotPay, became a decisive aid earlier this […]

Facebook hack victims fewer than first thought

Automated software led to hackers accessing the private information of 29 million Facebook users in last week’s highly publicised data breach, Reuters reports. GDPR:Report last week described how the social media giant’s most recent data privacy transgression was thought to have compromised in the region of 50 million accounts’ details, but the number of people […]