Equifax failed to take even the most basic precautions, alleges lawsuit

A lawsuit on the 2017 data breach allege that Equifax staffers used the default – ‘admin’ – as the username and password to secure customer information portal How would you secure a portal containing valuable, personal finance information of 148 million Read More …

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 …