Internet of Things remains privacy concern for consumers

New research has found that consumers worldwide have reservations about the security of connected devices within the Internet of Things (IoT). A study conducted by the Internet Society, in partnership with global consumer group organisation, Consumers International, poled the views of citizens in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, the UK and the US regarding views on […]

Council in Leicestershire, England hit by data breach

Charnwood Borough Council has said sorry to residents after losing private and personal details due to an IT administrative mistake.  Chiefs at the North Leicestershire council did not remove a series of critical details from an official document, inadvertently compromising the privacy of the data subjects concerned. Among the data leaked were names, residential addresses, […]

Washington amends data breach notification law

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill (HB 1071) to amend the Washington’s data breach notification law. The new bill strengthens the state’s existing data breach notification law, by firstly expanding the definition of personal information. Previously the Washington’s breach notification law defined personal information as an individual’s name, as well as Social Security […]