#EDPS: Max Schrems on the struggle to enforce data privacy law

Earlier this month, Austrian lawyer, Max Schrems discussed cross-border data transfers and other pertinent issues in data security in front of audiences at the European Data Protection Summit.  Known as “the man who took on Facebook and won”, Schrems submitted 22 data privacy complaints against the famous social network to the Irish Data Protection Commission […]

HTTPS or locks on websites can’t be trusted

The FBI has warned users that “HTTPS” and a lock icon on a website cannot be trusted enough to prove a website’s authenticity. In a public service announcement, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) announced that cyber criminals are “banking on the public’s trust of “https” and lock icon[s]”. Cyber criminals are incorporating website […]

Spanish DPA fines soccer league 250K euros

La Liga has been fined 250,000 euros for violating the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). La Liga was found to be using their mobile app to detect the bars that screen football matches without paying. When downloading the app, La Liga activates the microphone of any user’s […]

Webinar on SARs: Challenges and Solutions

Data Protection World Forum in partnership with Data Guidance by OneTrust present SAR Challenges and Solutions webinar. This exclusive broadcast sees Subject Access Rights discussed by our panel of industry professionals, including: Data Protection Officer at iSTORM Solutions Limited, Richard Merrygold; DPO at GDPR Institut, Ray Ford and APAC and CIS Privacy Analyst at DataGuidance […]

Where do our public lives end & our private lives start in 2019?

In many ways, my career has been defined by the convergence of data and technology. Former roles have included serving as the Director of Customer Success for Salesforce as well as the Global Director of Programmatic Marketing & Data Governance with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG): I’ve worked at the highest-level of strategies for major Fortune […]

Partnership enhances security through space-based backups

Open-source blockchain-focused company SpaceChain has signed a security partnership with Biteeu DCX OÜ (Biteeu), the Global Virtual Currency Exchange powered by Bittrex. The partnership focuses on enhancing the security and data protection through space-based storage solutions. Biteeu is a fully licensed and compliant cryptocurrency exchange in the European Union that views data integrity and security as top priorities for their […]

Report reveals FTSE 250 organisations have weak security

A report by the cybersecurity company Rapid7 examined the overall cyber-exposure and security of the companies listed in the FTSE 250 index. The report reveals that FTSE 250+ organisations, on average, expose 35 servers and devices, with many companies exposing over 1,000 systems/devices. 88% of the FTSE 250+ organisations (231) have weak or nonexistent anti-phishing […]

New York state may ban the use of facial recognition in schools

The emerging technology has been referred to as “new and untested” by lawmakers, putting pressure on the Department of Education to conduct a study. New York state would effectively place a one-year moratorium on using facial recognition technology at schools to allow for more research to be conducted on the issue. The bill had been […]