Asokan is senior correspondent for Information Security Media Group's global news desk. She has previously worked with IDG and other publications where she reported on developments in technology, minority-rights and education.
The 475,000 euro fine levied against Booking.com by Dutch privacy authorities should serve as a "wake-up call" for other companies when it comes to GDPR, some experts say. The company waited more than 20 days to report the breach to officials instead of the 72-hour window required under Europe's privacy law.
The U.S. National Security Agency has issued "zero trust" guidance aimed at securing critical networks and sensitive data within key federal agencies. The NSA adds it is also assisting Defense Department customers with the zero trust implementations.
Russian-Dutch multinational e-commerce company Yandex sustained a data breach in which 4,887 customer accounts were compromised after an employee with systems admin privileges gave unauthorized access to attackers.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission is launching an investigation into how Google uses customer data for its location services after the privacy watchdog received numerous complaints from consumer rights organizations across the European Union.
Sweden's Data Protection Authority has issued its first fine for violations of the European Union's General Data Protection regulation after a school launched a facial recognition pilot program to track students' attendance without proper consent.