New Danske Bank schemes promise better cyber security for SMEs

Small-to-medium-sized (SME) business owners in Denmark stand to benefit from increased cyber security protection through a new initiative put together by Danske Bank. The programme, called Technical Support Initiative (TSI) is designed to help SME owners to galvanise their IT infrastructures and defence systems against an increasing global security threat. Supporting the TSI is a […]

Facebook wanted Irish government to increase Irish Data Protection Commission strength

Facebook has urged the Irish government to increase funding of the Irish Data Protection (IDPC) Commission, to resist EU regulators’ opposition to the IDPC becoming Facebook’s watchdog in Europe. The GDPR positions the IDPC as the leading supervisory authority for social media firms like Facebook, because many of the firms’ operations are based in Ireland. […]

Global consumers care more about data privacy, study finds

On the eve of the first anniversary of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new survey by SAI Global, reveals a growing trust deficit across global consumer groups driven by data privacy, traceability and ethical and environmental stewardship doubts. Conducted by brand intelligence research firm Survata, the annual Reputation Trust Index report demonstrates that […]

Ad Tech GDPR complaint is extended to four more European regulators

This week marks one year since the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went live on May 25th 2018. GDPR complaints about Real-Time Bidding (RTB) in the online advertising industry were filed today with Data Protection Authorities in Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The complaints detail the vast scale of […]

Members of hacking platform targeted by phishing emails after data breach

A hacking platform known for stealing online account numbers and carrying out SIM swapping to control victims’ phones, has had a taste of its own medicine following a cyber-attack. Hackers infiltrated Ogusers[.]com to compromise email addresses, encrypted passwords, IP addresses and personal messages belonging to around 130,000 of the platform’s users, KrebsOnSecurity reports. The administrator at […]