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 […]

South Korea revises child data protection laws

The national regulator for broadcasting and communication services, The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has stated that revised laws will come into effect in 2020. South Korea has amended its data collection laws for children, in which companies are required to gain explicit consent from the parents or legal guardians of children aged under 14. Companies […]

The importance of consent and privacy when deploying voice biometrics

By John Petersen, SVP Asia Pacific at ValidSoft In a recent discussion with an acquaintance the following question was posed; would it bother you if a biometric template of yourself, any biometric at all, was stored by a third-party, be that a bank, healthcare provider, government agency or any other responsible entity? Interestingly, the answer […]

Department of Homeland Security phishing scam alert

A US Cert alert has raised the alarm over a new email phishing scam that tries to trick its recipients into believing they are interacting with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The email is designed to persuade users to download hidden malware through a disguised, malicious attachment, the US CERT alert says. The […]

Data breaches have reduced Facebook usage, research says

We’re liking and sharing less than we used to on the famous social network, with both actions down by almost 20%, new data has found. While engagement seems to have dropped off over the last 12 months, the number of Facebook accounts being created continues to rise. Facebook also says that other metrics suggest the […]

Canadian lender, Desjardins announces data breach

Desjardins Group has revealed that it has been hit by a data breach which could have impacted more than 2.9 million members. The firm had explained that a former employee had shared personal information with individuals outside the organisation. The leaked information included 2.7 million individual members and 173,000 business members. “This situation is the […]