European privacy authorities have received more than 64,000 data breach notifications

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), regulators in 11 European countries have imposed $63 million in fines. A new report by the European Data Protection Board looking overviewing the implementation of the GDPR and the roles of the national supervisory authorities, revealed that a total of 206,326 GDPR cases were reported by supervisory authorities […]

Stack Overflow confirms breach

Stack Overflow, the developer knowledge sharing site has disclosed a security breach. Stack Overflow announced over the weekend that hackers had gained access to its internal network, however customer data has not been affected. Mary Ferguson, vice president of engineer stated: “We have confirmed that some level of production access was gained on May 11. […]

Facebook comes under fire at IAPP Summit 2019

Speaking at the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC this week, Facebook came in for heavy criticism for its conduct following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, news of which broke in March 2018.   Last month, Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Daniel Therrien, attacked the social network for disputing his office’s judgement […]

“Privacy by Design breeds innovation and creativity” says former Information and Privacy Commissioner

Nearly 12 months on from the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, organisations adaptation to stronger data protection laws has evolved into a broader discussion on how best to drive innovation while championing data privacy. The issue sparked debate on social media yesterday following a comment published by Chris Hoofnagle‏ (@hoofnagle) in response to […]

Unisys report: taking the pulse of security concerns down under

Consumers in Australia are becoming more at ease with using digital profiles to communicate with government bodies than with businesses, a recently published report finds. Unisys Security Index 2018 released last week suggests that a feeling of lacking control over personal identities are among chief security concerns for users down under, and it’s impacting on […]

Tech youth’s auto-lawyer can help data breach victims to sue

Josh Browder first hit the headlines for creating software that allows users to challenge parking ticket fines.  The innovation prompted the 21-year-old to adapt the tool to help with problems including disputes with landlords and compensation searches for travellers who lose their flight luggage. The tech wizard’s app, DoNotPay, became a decisive aid earlier this […]