Hacker steals data of millions of Bulgarians, emails it to local media

Hacker steals data of millions of Bulgarians, emails it to local media

A mysterious hacker (or hacker group) has stolen the personal details of millions of Bulgarians and has emailed download links to the stolen data to…

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Privacy Experts: Facebook’s $5B Fine Unlikely to Do Much

Privacy Experts: Facebook’s $5B Fine Unlikely to Do Much

The $5 billion fine that the Federal Trade Commission has slapped on Facebook for privacy violations may be the largest ever levied by the agency,…

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Facebook $5 Billion U.S. Privacy Settlement Approved by FTC

Facebook $5 Billion U.S. Privacy Settlement Approved by FTC

U.S. officials approved a record $5 billion privacy settlement with Facebook Inc. to resolve the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, people said, prompting an immediate outcry from lawmakers…

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British Airways faces record £183m fine for data breach

British Airways faces record £183m fine for data breach

The airline, owned by IAG, says it is “surprised and disappointed” by the penalty from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). At the time, BA said…

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GDPR: A cheat sheet

GDPR: A cheat sheet

Enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to any company that transacts with European Union citizens. Here’s your GDPR go-to guide. Through…

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With GDPR's 'Right of Access,' Who Really Has Access?

With GDPR’s ‘Right of Access,’ Who Really Has Access?

How a security researcher learned organizations willingly hand over sensitive data with little to no identity verification. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…

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Feds say photos of travelers compromised in data breach

Feds say photos of travelers compromised in data breach

US Customs and Border Protection announced Monday photos of travelers and license plates were recently compromised in a data breach. In a statement, CBP said…

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Instagram website leaked phone numbers and emails for months, researcher says

Instagram website leaked phone numbers and emails for months, researcher says

Instagram’s website leaked user contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, over a period of at least four months, a researcher says. The source…

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Facebook Ordered By U.S. Judge To Turn Over Data Privacy Records

Facebook Ordered By U.S. Judge To Turn Over Data Privacy Records

A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy after data for…

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European Parliament Approves Mass ID Database Plans

European Parliament Approves Mass ID Database Plans

The European Parliament has approved plans to boost physical security by implementing a mass identity database, although privacy concerns persist. The Common Identity Repository (CIR)…

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