Minnesota police officer has been awarded $585k after colleagues abused her data

Amy Krekelberg has won a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and two fellow police officers after discovering a database containing her data had been abused and looked up without permission. Krekelberg received a notice from Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources whereby an employee had snooped on thousands of people in the state – to […]

Increasing cyber security with artificial intelligence

Despite improving machine connectivity and overall productivity in manufacturing, Industry 4.0 has increased the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks on businesses. Although artificial intelligence (AI) is the culprit, it can also be used to tackle the issue. Here Rob Holloway, supplier relationship manager at obsolete industrial parts provider EU Automation, explains how AI could improve […]

What to look for in a Qualified Security Assessor

With everyday awareness of security issues at an all-time high, businesses need to be doing all they can to ensure peace of mind when it comes to customers transactions using their credit or debit cards. To provide that peace of mind, a great Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) should be in place to provide feedback to […]

The GDPR world one year on: the next step

In the years, months and weeks before its introduction, businesses scrambled to meet GDPR legislation. Well before the GDPR, concerns over data processing practices and protections dominated headlines. The regulation, enforced on 25th May 2018, was a necessary evolution to give citizens more control over what organisations can and can’t do with their data. Privacy […]

Engage urges companies to review their processes

Following the reporting of 206,000 GDPR cases, Engage Technology Partners has urged employees to review their contractor, employee compliance, and management processes. Data provided by the European Data Protection Board reveals that out of the hundreds of thousands of cases reported, 95,000 were complaints and 65,000 were data security breach notifications. It was also discovered […]

ICO fines EE Limited £100,000

The telecoms company has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending direct marketing messagers to its customers, without consent. The company had sent over 2.5 million direct marketing messages in early 2018, encouraging customers to access and manage the “My EE” app and upgrade their phone. If customers had not engaged […]

BigID Webinar: PI Discovery and Privacy Automation for GDPR and CCPA

Register here today Next up in the Data Protection World Forum webinar series, BigID presents “PI Discovery and Privacy Automation for GDPR and CCPA.  Going live on Thursday June 27th, this exclusive webinar brings Bank of England GDPR Advisor, Steve Wright together with BigID Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Nimrod Vax, to debate new data […]