Google Fined €50 Million by French Watchdog for Lack of Transparency

Google was hit with a €50 (56,8) million financial penalty in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) for violating transparency and information obligations and for not obtaining user consent for processing data for Read More …

The Cybersecurity 202: The U.S. needs a law that requires companies to disclose data breaches quickly, cybersecurity experts say

A slight majority of digital security experts surveyed by The Cybersecurity 202 say the United States should follow in the European Union’s footsteps and pass a law that requires companies to disclose data breaches quickly. Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation requires Read More …

UK Tax Agency Collects 5.1M Biometric Voice IDs, May Violate GDPR

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the UK is under investigation by that country’s regulator over the collection of more than 5 million biometric voice IDs. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is investigating the tax agency’s practice, which may Read More …

Tools like Palantir illustrate how easily big data can be misused

Data privacy has become a topic of critical concern among tech and business leaders, following revelations that Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of some 87 million Facebook users to build targeted political content. However, Cambridge Analytica is only one of perhaps many Read More …