Marriott fined £18.4 million by UK watchdog over customer data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Marriott £18.4 million over a 2014 data breach, heavily reducing the penalty originally planned due to COVID-19 disruption. The Marriot hotel group was subject to a 2014 data breach impacting the Starwood resort 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 …

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 …