Category Archives: Privacy & Compliance

SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Mexican Privacy Watchdog Criticizes Government Over Spyware

Mexico’s privacy watchdog said Wednesday that the federal Attorney General’s Office stonewalled it for more than a year as it tried to investigate the government’s use of powerful Israeli spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists.

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Mexican Privacy Watchdog Criticizes Government Over Spyware

Mexico’s privacy watchdog said Wednesday that the federal Attorney General’s Office stonewalled it for more than a year as it tried to investigate the government’s use of powerful Israeli spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists.

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Study Analyzes Challenges, Concerns for IT/OT Convergence

A survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of security solutions provider TUV Rheinland OpenSky analyzes the security, safety and privacy challenges and concerns related to the convergence between information technology (IT), operational technology (OT), and industrial internet of things (IIoT).

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: UK Data Watchdog Fines Leave.EU, Eldon Insurance

The UK data protection regulator (the Information Commissioner's Office – ICO) launched a wide-ranging investigation into the use of personal information for political purposes following the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica affair. It resulted in the publication of a lengthy report titled 'Democracy disrupted? Personal information and political influence' in July 2018, and a fine on Facebook set at the maximum amount possible – £500,000 ($645,000).

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: New York Investigating Apple’s Response to FaceTime Spying Bug

New York authorities have announced the launch of an investigation into the recently disclosed FaceTime vulnerability that can be exploited to spy on users. The probe focuses on Apple’s failure to warn customers and the company’s slow response.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Yahoo Breach Settlement Rejected by Judge

A U.S. judge has rejected the settlement between Yahoo and users impacted by the massive data breaches suffered by the company, citing, among other things, inadequate disclosure of the settlement fund and high attorney fees.

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DHS Warns Federal Agencies of DNS Hijacking Attacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday issued an emergency directive instructing federal agencies to prevent and respond to DNS hijacking attacks.

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GDPR Complaints Filed Against Eight International Streaming Companies

European NGO noyb ('none of your business') filed ten GDPR-related complaints against eight international streaming services on January 18, 2019. The complaints allege that the concerned streaming services have not fully -- and in some cases not at all -- responded to the lawful 'right of access by the data subject' (Article 15 of GDPR) with 'transparent information, communication and modalities' (Article 12); and are therefore in breach of GDPR.

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