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Amazon, Facebook, Twitter on EU list of companies facing DSA content rules

The EU Commission has announced the 19 online companies and search engines, including Bing and Google, that will have to comply with new transparency and accountability regulations by August.

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Cisco to offer Webex air-gapped cloud system for security, defense work

The upcoming cloud system will provide an added layer of network and data handling security for companies working on national security and defense projects and collaborating through the Webex app.

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Battle could be brewing over new FCC data breach reporting rules

An expanded data breach definition and the telcos’ desire to link notifications to “concrete harm” are among the most controversial aspects of the proposed FCC data breach reporting rules.

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Obsidian launches new SaaS security and compliance tools

Obsidian’s multimodule security posture management offering comes with tools to secure SaaS interactions and ensure associated compliances.

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UK fines TikTok $15.8 million for GDPR violation of children's privacy

Chinese-owned social media sensation TikTok has been fined almost $16 million for violating provisions of the UK’s General Data Protection Regulation.

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Splunk adds new security and observability features

New security and observability features will be added to Splunk Mission Control and its Observability Cloud to identify threats and incidents more efficiently, the company said.

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Software liability reform is liable to push us off a cliff

Regulatory mandates for software security like those in the Biden Administration's National Cybersecurity Strategy could cause more problems than they solve.

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Microsoft Intune Suite consolidates endpoint management and protection

Intune Suite will streamline endpoint management with added features for controlled and secure access.

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At least one open source vulnerability found in 84% of code bases: Report

Almost all applications contain at least some open source code, and 48% of all code bases examined by Synopsys researchers contained high-risk vulnerabilities.

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DNA Diagnostic Center fined $400,000 for 2021 data breach

The DNA testing lab said it was not even aware that the legacy databases existed in its systems at the time of the breach.

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EU parliamentary committee says 'no' to EU-US data privacy framework

Progress on ratifying the Trans-Atlantic Data Policy Framework hit a snag, as a parliamentary committee rejected a draft decision to adopt the pact, saying it did not comply with the EU's GDPR privacy regulations.

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Evolving cyberattacks, alert fatigue creating DFIR burnout, regulatory risk

Digital forensics and incident response teams face increasing workloads amid evolving cyberattacks, recruiting and hiring challenges, and a lack of effective automation.


The metaverse brings a new breed of threats to challenge privacy and security gatekeepers

If your organization isn’t already moving into the metaverse, it soon will be. Be warned: today’s security protocols and privacy laws may not apply to 3D worlds.

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European data protection authorities issue record €1.65 billion in GDPR fines

DLA Piper’s GDPR and Data Breach survey shows a 50% increase in fines in the last 12 months. Data protection authorities turning their focus to artificial intelligence.


Twitter's mushrooming data breach crisis could prove costly

An apparent data breach potentially impacting hundreds of millions of users could damage Twitter's finances and operations. EU regulators pose the biggest threat to the Elon Musk-owned company.

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Meta hit with $413 million fine in EU for breaking GDPR rules

Regulatory wrangling results in a huge new fine over Facebook and Instagram data handling, even as Meta vows to appeal and EU data protection groups prepare for a court battle.

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CPRA explained: New California privacy law ramps up restrictions on data use

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) is a new law that toughens some data security requirements, brings California more in line with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, and creates a new state agency—the California...

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European Commission takes step toward approving EU-US data privacy pact

The EU-US Data Privacy Framework—drafted to allow the flow of data between the US and the European Union—has cleared the first hurdle on its way to approval in the EU, but criticism of the pact makes it far from a done deal.

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