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 […]

#EDPS: European Data Protection Summit earns social media praise

Delegates are taking to Twitter to engage with some of the insightful presentations taking place at European Data Protection Summit in the heart of London. Attendees in the Synergy Theatre heard iSTORM Solutions DPO, Richard Merrygold discussed the challenges and solutions of Subject Access Requests. Head of Privacy and Protection at Gemserv, Ivana Bartoletti, presented […]

UK businesses need a minimum standard in cyber security protection, petition urges

A petition launched with the backing of IT and cyber security leaders has been launched by tech firm Evaris, to encourage the UK government to improve cyber security in British business. The petition is intended to increase pressure on Downing Street to make the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC’s) Cyber Essentials Scheme compulsory, so that […]

Scottish Business Resilience Centre appoints cyber security chief

Former Police Scotland detective inspector, Eamonn Keane is to become head of cyber security and innovation at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC). The appointment comes after management restructuring at the centre saw its chief executive Mandy Haeburn-Little leave her post. Mr Keane will now share Haeburn-Little’s responsibilities with current COO, Lynsae Tulloch. In a […]

People Inc. announces data breach exposing nearly 1,000 clients

In a statement, People Inc. announced that personal information had been exposed after two employee email accounts had been breached. The non-profit organisation discovered the breach on February 19, 2019 whereby an unknown individual had gained access to an email account belonging to an employee at People Inc. Once identified, People Inc. immediately reset the […]