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235 members of dark web money counterfeiting gang busted

By Waqas

The Dark Web has become a thriving hub of all sorts of criminal activities from selling illegal drugs to the distribution of ransomware and running child porn platforms. To tackle the situation, a wide-scale crackdown was launched by European law enforcement agencies throughout Europe coordinated by Europol and 13 countries. The operation was launched on November 19th in […]

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Measuring privacy operations: Use of technology on the rise

Critical privacy program activities such as creating data inventories, conducting data protection impact assessments (DPIA), and managing data subject access rights requests (DSAR) are now well established in large and small organizations in both Europe and the United States, according to TrustArc and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). “Among our thousands of members, we know that privacy teams are now reporting on a regular basis to company leadership, and consequently they need to … More

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Sharp rise in email and social media hacking in the UK

Police forces across the UK are coming under increasing pressure to launch criminal investigations into incidents of social media and computer hacking, according to a new report from the Parliament Street think tank. The news comes as senior Police Chiefs have warned that budget cuts and limited resources are leading to an increase in violent crime across the country. The new research paper, reveals that 14 police forces have launched a total of 2,547 investigations … More

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GDPR “helps transparency” and “honesty”: Brendan Eich, Rafal Szymanksi and Sam Kim on Digital Advertising in 2018

When thinking of industries which could potentially benefit from decentralization and distributed ledger technology, digital advertising and marketing may not be the first to come to mind. When looking at a list created for Forbes by Bernard Marr entitled ‘Here Are 10 Industries Blockchain Is Likely To Disrupt’ published July 2018, for example, these sectors […]

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Keeping data swamps clean for ongoing GDPR compliance

The increased affordability and accessibility of data storage over recent years can be both a benefit and a challenge for businesses. While the ability to stockpile huge volumes and varieties of data can deliver previously unattainable intelligence and insight, it can also result in ‘data sprawl’, with businesses unclear of exactly what information is being stored, where it’s being held, and how it’s being accessed. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in … More

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GDPR’s impact: The first six months

GDPR is now six months old – it’s time to take an assessment of the regulation’s impact so far. At first blush it would appear very little has changed. There are no well-publicized actions being taken against offenders. No large fines levied. So does this mean its yet another regulation that will be ignored? Actually nothing could be farther from the truth. The day GDPR came into law complaints were filed by data subjects against … More

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What’s keeping Europe’s top infosec pros awake at night?

As the world adapts to GDPR and puts more attention on personal privacy and security, Europe’s top information security professionals still have doubts about the industry’s ability to protect critical infrastructure, corporate networks, and personal information. Black Hat Europe’s new research report entitled, Europe’s Cybersecurity Challenges, details the thoughts that are keeping Europe’s top information security professionals awake at night. The report includes new insights directly from more than 130 survey respondents and spans topics … More

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