Irish data watchdog to investigate Facebook data leak
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Irish data watchdog to investigate Facebook data leak

The regulator believes that Facebook may have infringed ‘one or more’ GDPR provisions following apparent leak of 533 million user records
15 Apr 2021
Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update
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Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update

The update breached the tech giant's rules about collecting and sharing location data
12 Apr 2021
What is the Data Protection Act 1998?
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What is the Data Protection Act 1998?

Despite GDPR coming into force businesses may still find themselves sanctioned under the 1998 act
12 Apr 2021
Leeds smart city plans described as 'akin to living under Stasi rule'
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Leeds smart city plans described as 'akin to living under Stasi rule'

City council says it's committed to handling data ethically and securely
9 Apr 2021
Data belonging to 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale on hacker marketplace
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Data belonging to 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale on hacker marketplace

It's currently unclear whether the data is fresh or part of a historic breach
8 Apr 2021
Google accused of “illegally” tracking Android users
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Google accused of “illegally” tracking Android users

The AAID is unique to all Android devices and can be shared with third parties for more effective targeted advertising
7 Apr 2021
Irish DPC says Facebook data leak affects “significant number" of EU users
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Irish DPC says Facebook data leak affects “significant number" of EU users

The regulator is investigating the data leak involving the personal details of 533 million users
7 Apr 2021
Personal data of 533 million Facebook users found on hacking forum
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data protection

Personal data of 533 million Facebook users found on hacking forum

The leaked records contained users' phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names and relationship status
5 Apr 2021
Ubiquiti insider says the company downplayed the severity of a major breach
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Ubiquiti insider says the company downplayed the severity of a major breach

Attackers reportedly accessed company source code
31 Mar 2021
Alex Salmond's new Alba Party hit by data leak
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Alex Salmond's new Alba Party hit by data leak

Names of event attendees were disclosed on the party's website just hours after it launched
29 Mar 2021
Forex broker FBS leaves millions of customer records exposed
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Forex broker FBS leaves millions of customer records exposed

Data includes names, passwords, emails, passport numbers, credit cards, financial transactions, and more
25 Mar 2021
What is the Data Protection Act 2018?
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What is the Data Protection Act 2018?

A look at the UK's national data laws and how GDPR fits into the puzzle
24 Mar 2021
What is shoulder surfing?
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social engineering

What is shoulder surfing?

This social engineering technique can pose a major security risk, so here's how to best protect against it
22 Mar 2021
Security best practices for PostgreSQL
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Security best practices for PostgreSQL

Securing data with PostgreSQL
22 Mar 2021
Vodafone Spain fined £7 million for repeated GDPR breaches
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Vodafone Spain fined £7 million for repeated GDPR breaches

The firm had either been warned or fined smaller amounts on at least 50 occasions between January 2018 and February 2020
16 Mar 2021
UK seeks divergence from GDPR to 'fuel growth'
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data protection

UK seeks divergence from GDPR to 'fuel growth'

Experts warn that deviating too much from the EU's regime would jeopardise the UK’s fragile data adequacy status
12 Mar 2021
What is customer identity and access management? 
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identity and access management (IAM)

What is customer identity and access management? 

We answer five top questions about CIAM and its importance to customer relationships and business success
9 Mar 2021
Next Information Commissioner will correct ‘imbalance’ favouring privacy rights
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Information Commissioner

Next Information Commissioner will correct ‘imbalance’ favouring privacy rights

The government will seek a successor to Elizabeth Denham who can focus not just on data protection but on innovation
9 Mar 2021
Dell and Faction debut multi-cloud backup and data protection solutions
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Dell and Faction debut multi-cloud backup and data protection solutions

PowerScale for Multi-cloud claims to reduce cloud storage costs by up to 89%
8 Mar 2021
Data protection policies and procedures
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data protection

Data protection policies and procedures

Why your company needs them, and what they should include
5 Mar 2021
Ten ways to protect your company from the next big data breach
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Ten ways to protect your company from the next big data breach

Even big-name corporations can’t prevent all breaches, but there are ways to protect your business
5 Mar 2021
Virginia passes consumer data protection law
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Virginia passes consumer data protection law

Eastern state follows California in offering consumers opt-out for data processing
3 Mar 2021
Google rebuffs claims that Workspace is embedded with data protection risks
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data protection

Google rebuffs claims that Workspace is embedded with data protection risks

Privacy Company publishes DPIAs highlighting eight high-risk and three low-risk issues in G Suite Enterprise
3 Mar 2021