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Authorities in the Netherlands recently levied a $516,000 fine under the General Data Protection Regulation against a hospital in the Hague in connection with a data breach involving "dozens" of staffers who snooped on the electronic medical records of a celebrity.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the significance of fines against British Airways and Marriott for violations of the EU's GDPR. Also featured are discussions of California's privacy law as a model for other states and the next generation of deception technologies.
Retailers and ecommerce organizations are responsible for handling a wealth of customer data, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as names, addresses, credit card details and passwords.
However, this access to customer data makes retailers one of the biggest target groups for cybercriminals....
Website breaches are becoming a daily occurrence. Organizations, entrusted with millions of customer data points, are failing to protect consumers adequately and as a consequence, losing valuable data.
Despite the expectation that companies should be prepared for both accidents and deliberate attacks, there is a...
2018 saw a further increase in the frequency and complexity of cyberattacks being levelled at organizations and in several cases, resulted in high-profile customer data breaches. Global companies such as Facebook, Uber and Quora all fell victim to cyberattacks that left them facing huge financial costs and...
The data protection gloves have finally come off in Europe after GDPR enforcement began last May - the U.K.'s privacy watchdog has proposed large post-breach sanctions against British Airways and Marriott. Consider the tables now turned on firms that fail to properly safeguard personal data.
Britain's privacy watchdog says it plans to fine hotel giant Marriott $125 million under GDPR for security failures tied to a 2014 breach of the guest reservation database for Starwood, which Marriott acquired in 2016. Undiscovered until 2018, the breach exposed 339 million customer records.
Britain's privacy watchdog has proposed a record-breaking $230 million fine against British Airways for violating the EU's General Data Protection Regulation due to "poor security arrangements" that attackers exploited to steal 500,000 individuals' payment card data and other personal details.
New regulations are leading enterprises to rethink how they secure customer data. At the same time, businesses are subject to more risk from their third-party partners. Chis Niggel of Okta explains how these two trends are complicating enterprise security.
In many ways compliance creates bureaucracy, but it doesn't need to be difficult. It is possible to maintain continual GDPR compliance without many of the headaches if done in the right ways.
Ongoing GDPR compliance oversight requires the ability to solidify and secure the processes associated with people changing...
Italy's data protection regulator has slapped a $1 million fine on Facebook for mismanaging user data and precipitating the Cambridge Analytica debacle. But that pales by comparison to the the fine that's reportedly still being weighed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses Cloudflare's harsh criticism of Verizon over an internet outage it labeled as a "small heart attack." Plus: sizing up the impact of GDPR; reviewing highlights of the ISMG Healthcare Security Summit.
Even though the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has been in effect for more than a year, it's no privacy panacea, says (TL)2 Security founder Thom Langford. While GDPR has reframed the global privacy discussion, room for improvement remains, he explains in this interview.
The extra-territorial scope of GDPR, and many other regions introducing new data protection and privacy requirements such as The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), means it is essential that privacy decision makers understand the need to have a common approach to dealing with regulations - instead of addressing...