Regulators from Australia, Canada, UK hit Facebook with Libra privacy concerns

Regulators from Australia, Canada, UK hit Facebook with Libra privacy concerns

Facebook has been called upon by a group of data protection and privacy regulators to provide further information on its Libra project, asking how the…

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Companies' 'Anonymized' Data May Violate GDPR, Privacy Regs

Companies’ ‘Anonymized’ Data May Violate GDPR, Privacy Regs

A new study found that any database containing 15 pieces of demographic data could be used to identify individuals. For more than two decades, researchers…

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Complete Personal Fraud Kits Sell for Less Than $40 on Dark Web

Complete Personal Fraud Kits Sell for Less Than $40 on Dark Web

The low cost of records reflects the huge supply of PII after many breaches at hospitals, government agencies, and credit bureaus. When a complete set…

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Equifax to Pay Up to $700mn for Data Breach Damages

Equifax to Pay Up to $700mn for Data Breach Damages

In a settlement with the FTC, consumers affected by the breach are eligible for up to $20,000 in a cash settlement, depending on damages they…

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Adult Sites Lack Privacy, Open the Door for Harassment and Tracking

Adult Sites Lack Privacy, Open the Door for Harassment and Tracking

Third-party tracking is rampant on sites like Pornhub, with users’ sexual preferences in full view. An analysis of 22,500 porn sites found that third-party tracking…

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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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