Privacy pledged but could Apple do more?

Besides the big news of Apple Sign In, the tech giant announced a privacy update to the Kids category in its App Store developer guidelines at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California this week. In earlier iterations, the guidelines restricted behavioural advertising tracking, meaning that advertisers were not permitted to put […]

Data breach at collection firm exposes details of 7.7 million

A third-party billing collections firm has suffered a data breach that has exposed sensitive data belonging to 7.7 million customers of healthcare diagnostics company, LabCorp. The healthcare giant divulged on Tuesday of this week that the data breach may have exposed details including patient names, payment card details, medical provider details and further healthcare data. […]

New York privacy bills is a step up from CCPA

The state of New York is looking at introducing privacy legislation that aims to offer more protection than California’s Consumer Privacy law.  The New York Privacy Act would grant state citizens more control over their personal data and would oblige companies to prioritise customer privacy ahead of profiteering. The bill, which was introduced last month […]

Multiple data breach investigations for Telford & Wrekin Council

Over the past 12 months, Telford & Wrekin Council has been investigated three times for data breach incidents by the data ombudsman. The council came clean to the regulator twice last year due to data breach incidents that related to ‘human error’, according to audit and governance team leader, Rob Montgomery. In both cases, the […]

Quest Diagnostics data leak may have up to 12 million victims

Lab testing giant, Quest Diagnostics has announced that it has experienced a data leak after an unauthorized party gained access to its systems to compromise the personal data of around 11.9 million customers. Financial and medical records are believed to be among the data exposed, after Quest’s billing collection services provider, American Medical Collection Agency, […]

Massive data breach hits the Australian National University

The Australian National University is currently engaged in damage limitation after a massive data breach that took place two weeks ago. The data breach led to large amounts of student and staff data being accessed by an unauthorized “sophisticated” hacker. Around 200,000 people have been hit by the attack, the origins of which have their […]

Facebook US-EU data transfer appeal dismissed in Supreme Court

A Facebook appeal designed to stop a referral to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding the validity of data transfer channels between Europe and the US has been dismissed in the Supreme Court, reports reveal. The High Court passed the case to the European Court in October 2018, saying that Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s […]