Twitter Could Face $250M FTC Fine Over Improper Data Use

Twitter may be facing a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fine of up to $250 million, after the social media giant last year revealed the improper use of users’ email addresses and phone numbers. In October 2019, Twitter acknowledged that user Read More …

German authorities seize ‘BlueLeaks’ server that hosted data on US cops

German authorities have seized today a web server that hosted BlueLeaks, a website that provided access to internal documents stolen from US police departments. The server belonged to DDoSecrets (Distributed Denial of Secrets), an activist group that published the files Read More …

Facebook to Pay $550M to Settle Class Action Case Over Facial Recognition

Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million to Illinois users to settle a class action lawsuit filed over the use of its face-tagging technology to collect facial-recognition data on its social media platform. The company unveiled the settlement on a quarterly financial Read More …

GDPR: 160,000 data breaches reported already, so expect the big fines to follow

Over 160,000 data-breach notifications have been made to authorities in the 18 months since Europe’s new digital privacy regulation came into force, and the number of breaches and other security incidents being reported is on the rise. Analysis by law Read More …

Biometric data processing and storage system threats

Initially, digital biometric data processing systems were used primarily by government agencies and special services (police, customs, etc.). However, the rapid evolution of information technology has made biometric systems accessible for ‘civil’ use. They are increasingly becoming part of our Read More …