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Data leak exposes information of 10,000 French social security beneficiaries

More than 10,000 recipients of the French social security agency CAF saw their data exposed for nearly a year and a half, after a file containing personal information was sent to a service provider responsible for training the...

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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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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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The top 12 tech stories of 2022

The year highlighted how vulnerable the technology sector is to the vagaries of geopolitics and the macroeconomy, as IT giants laid off workers, regulators cracked down on tech rule-breakers, nations negotiated data security...

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US consumers seriously concerned over their personal data

KPMG reports that Americans are worried about how companies treat their personal information, and that the C-suite might be insufficiently aware of that fact.

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Microsoft’s EU data boundary plan to take effect Jan. 1

The plan, which covers Microsoft products and services such as Azure, Power BI, Dynamics 365 and Office 365, will allow customers to store and process their customer data within the EU.

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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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Apple finally adds encryption to iCloud backups

Apple has rolled out a number of security features that will now offer end-to-end encryption to protect data, including backups, contacts, notes, photos, and wallet passes. The company also announced hardware Security Keys for Apple...

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India drafts new privacy bill for transfer of personal data internationally

The central government has published a draft of data privacy laws, specifying penalties for security lapses, in order to invite feedback from the public.

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New York-barred attorneys required to complete cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection training

New requirements highlight lawyers’ technical competence duty to meet professional, ethical, and contractual obligations to safeguard client information.

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The 15 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Data breaches affecting millions of users are far too common. Here are some of the biggest, baddest breaches in recent memory.

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GAO report: government departments need dedicated leaders to oversee privacy goals

A US Government Accountability Office report is calling for a host of changes to improve privacy within various federal agencies and departments. How those changes get implemented will depend largely on the establishment of new...

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EU-US data sharing agreement: Is it a done deal?

With both Privacy Shield and Safe Harbor having been previously struck down by legal challenges, experts question whether US President Biden’s executive order implementing the new Trans-Atlantic Data Policy Framework will stand up to...

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Collaboration is key to balance customer experience with security, privacy

Security and privacy teams working with sales, marketing and design ensures a good user experience while protecting data and maintaining regulatory compliance.

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Instagram faces $402 million fine for alleged mishandling of children’s data

Parent company Meta said that it plans to appeal the decision by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, which is the second-largest, privacy-based fine on record.

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California bill would tighten privacy protections for minors

The California legislature’s sweeping attempt to ramp up online protections for children covers a lot of ground, but critics say it’s too broad.

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FTC files lawsuit against Kochava for harvesting and selling geolocation data

The lawsuit claims the data broker is putting people at risk of "stigma, stalking, discrimination, job loss, and even physical violence” through the sale of geolocation data.

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Oracle sued over ‘worldwide surveillance machine’ by privacy rights activists

A wide-ranging lawsuit aims to curb enterprise technology giant Oracle’s tracking, use and sale of personal data.

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