EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) News

Most UK SMEs Don’t Understand Risks of Cyber Attacks, Data Loss: Aon Poll

A poll of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and micro businesses in the UK shows over half are confused by or even unaware of the rules around the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), while more than eight out of …

British, Dutch Regulators Fine Uber for 2016 Cyber Attack

British and Dutch regulators on Tuesday [Nov. 27] fined ride-hailing service Uber for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a 2016 cyber attack involving millions of users. Names, mobile phone numbers and email addresses were compromised in the breach, …

IBM Joins Critics Calling for Regulation of Tech Firms’ Personal Data Use

International Business Machines Corp. Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty joined a growing chorus of tech executives lambasting web platforms, like Google and Facebook Inc., over their collection of user data and urged governments to target regulation at those companies. Without …

Willis Towers Watson Launches Cyber Solution for Airports

In response to cyber and digital risk being identified as the top concern facing airports today┬╣, Willis Towers Watson has introduced CyFly for Airports, an insurance solution specifically tailored to cover cyber exposures affecting airports around the globe. CyFly is …

Federal Cyber Privacy Bill Calls for Fines, Prison for Executives’ Violations

A senior Democratic U.S. senator on Thursday unveiled draft legislation that would allow hefty fines and as much as 20-year prison terms for executives who violate privacy and cybersecurity standards. Senator Ron Wyden released a draft of legislation that would …

FBI, Global Regulators Investigating Facebook’s Largest-Ever Data Breach

Cyber attackers stole data from 29 million Facebook accounts using an automated program that moved from one friend to the next, Facebook Inc announced on Friday, as the social media company said its largest-ever data theft hit fewer than the …

Google+ Breach Under Investigation in U.S., EU

At least two U.S. states and two European Union member states are investigating a breach at Alphabet Inc.’s Google that may have exposed private profile data of at least 500,000 users to hundreds of external developers. The investigations follow Google’s …

British Airways Says ‘Sophisicated’ Hacker Stole Data on 380,000 Customers

British Airways apologized on Friday after the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of its customers were stolen over a two-week period in the most serious attack on its website and app. The airline discovered on Wednesday that bookings …

Insurance Data for Sale in China – Despite Strict Data Protection Laws

When William Zhang’s car insurance was about to expire in March, he didn’t need to look far for renewal options. In the two months before the policy was up Zhang received calls almost daily from insurers trying to sell him …

India Weighs Comprehensive Data Privacy Bill, Similar to EU’s GDPR

A draft of a sweeping data privacy bill has been submitted to India’s government that, if enacted, will restrict the transfer and storage of information on more than 1 billion people by global technology corporations from Facebook Inc. to Google. …