Privacy

January 21, 2021

Look for GDPR fines to increase, extend beyond breaches

So far, U.S. companies have felt the brunt of regulators' displeasure. The highest GDPR fine so far – $57 million – was imposed on Google by French regulators, though Marriott may have to pony up $123 million.

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January 13, 2021

Perils of coding errors play out in Parler slip up

Applied to internet applications in general, the IDOR problems that led to the Parler exposure could extend to anything stored sequentially and not secured individually — receipts, posts, and in many instances entire accounts.

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January 12, 2021

‘I’ll Teams you’: Employees assume security of links, file sharing via Microsoft comms platform

In theory they know better. But Users naïvely trust workplace communications platforms, despite phishing and impersonation threats.

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January 7, 2021

‘Ghosts of legislations past’: Policy predictions for 2021

If 2020 brought deadlines tied to various privacy and data protection policies, then 2021 means compliance – with less leniency for companies that fall short of regulations.

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January 7, 2021

Forrester offers six-step governance, risk and compliance program

In a new report on governance, risk and compliance, Forrester advises top security officials that they have to prepare for more regulations around privacy and personal control over data, especially when it comes to handling medical data during the pandemic.

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December 28, 2020

Data questions remain as UK exits EU

For U.S. firms, whose home nation already has different privacy laws state by state, a new U.K. regime might be one more for the pile.

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December 28, 2020

Privacy 2020: From prepared to alarmed, the year the rubber hit the road

If 2019 was an opportunity for privacy advocates to push for preparation ahead of looming data protection deadlines, then 2020 was the year organizations were expected to prove themselves ready. In this second article in our Year in Review series, we consider how legal complications leave all businesses, big and small, with a heavier privacy burden than ever.

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