Health apps harbour significant privacy risk

The rising popularity in the use of health apps could be undermining the confidential nature of our medical details and conditions, experts have said. A survey conducted by BMJ put 24 health apps under the microscope to find that 19 of those chosen relayed user data with companies and heavyweight data giants such as Facebook, […]

Nokia data breach prompts regulator probe in Finland

Nokia may be in breach of data laws after a software “glitch” inadvertently directed user data to China without consumer knowledge, reports reveal. According to Reuters, an investigation was announced on Thursday into whether the data handling of Nokia smartphones, which are developed by Finnish firm, HMD Global, has violated official rules. HMD Global maintains […]

Malaysia reviews data protection laws

Malaysia is in the process of updating its data protection laws to bring them in line with current standards. Minister Gobind Singh Deo said that the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia through the Personal Data Protection Department is now assessing the nation’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). Gobind has stressed the need for a refresh […]