#Privacy: Dutch DPA to investigate Dutch vehicle manufacturers

The Dutch data protection authority, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) has launched an investigation into the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance of vehicle manufacturers.  In a post, AP explained that it has contacted all vehicle manufacturers including cars, commercial vehicles and trucks, asking which personal data it processes, why, for how long, how they have […]

#Privacy: Students claim online exam software violates privacy rights

Students at Florida State University have started a petition claiming that the technology used by the institution to assess students and detect academic misconduct, violates privacy rights.  In response to COVID-19, Florida State University (FSU) launched remote learning on Monday for its entire campus, in addition the university announced that staff could use Honorlock, software designed […]

#Privacy: Nearly half of UK firms report security breach or cyber attack over past year

Research has identified an increase in the volume of businesses reporting security incidents.  The annual Cyber Security Breaches Survey, released by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) found that during the past 12 months almost half (46%) of UK businesses suffered a security breach or cyber attack. The number of medium-sized business […]

#Privacy: Cloud storage provider exposes 270K private files

An open Amazon S3 bucket owned by Data Deposit Box has exposed the personally identifiable information (PII) of its customers.  Ironically, Data Deposit Box is a company offering secure cloud backup storage services to small businesses and individuals. The Canada-based company has over 350,000 users across 84 countries.  Discovered by the vpnMentor research team on […]

Webinar: Build the Case: Increase Your Data Privacy Investment (and ROI)

What is the price of privacy? What value can be tagged at privacy? An interesting question to ask organisations as it reflects the investment they make to secure and protect their data, employees, consumers, reputation etcetera. The webinar taking place on Thursday, March 26th will discuss struggle to maintain privacy in relation to core business and the demand by […]

CCPA & COVID-19: A Practical Guide to Addressing Privacy and Data Security Implications of the Coronavirus

COVID-19 arrives just as the first omnibus privacy statute in the United States, the CCPA became effective. Since its January 1 effective date, we continue to wait for finalization of the CCPA regulations and enforcement that was slated for July 1. In a pandemic environment, companies, employers, and public institutions are grappling, outside the HIPAA […]