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Collection #1 hack was bad enough, what about Collection #2-5? Special

Following the huge Collection #1 breach, there has been a new leak – dubbed Collection #2-5 – which has exposed 2.2 billion unique usernames and passwords. Experts from OneSpan provide insight into the implications for businesses and consumers.

Beware: Security risks from cheap IoT devices

There’s been an expansion of IoT devices in the past year or so, and some of these are better than others. If you throw your unreliable IoT device away be careful as there are security risks from eavesdropping gadgets.

Interview: Privacy ops connects security and privacy teams Special

According to the GDPR regulations enacted in 2018, all organizations that handle data on European customers must now retain a data protection officer (DPO). While this help, what’s needed is an expert in Privacy Operations.

Q&A: Businesses need to prepare for data privacy challenges Special

In 2018 GDPR came into force, leading to businesses within Europe changing their practices. This has led to discussions in the U.S. about the need for similar legislation. Greg Young, from Trend Micro considers the impact.

Q&A: What’s in store for business technology this year? Special

The biggest technology trends ahead are expected to have an impact on security, including the adoption of cloud computing, plus advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Greg Young, from Trend Micro explains more.

What are the implications of the Collection #1 breach? Special

A massive trove of leaked data, which was recently posted to a hacking forum, includes some 772,904,991 unique email addresses and 21,222,975 unique passwords. Will LaSala from OneSpan weighs in.

Largest public data breach by volume revealed

The biggest ever data breach has been reported, in terms of the volume of data exposed. Dubbed 'Collection #1', the data loss extends to 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords having been exposed.

Q&A: How businesses can best manage their data Special

The way of running a modern business is all about data, and drawing analytics from it. The use of data presents security concerns and raises issues of data privacy. A leading expert, Guy Leibovitz, CEO of Cognigo, weighs in.

Is Facebook pushing the U.S. closer to a form of EU GDPR?

Is the U.S. heading for a increased data protection legislation, along the lines of the European Union GDPR? Issues surrounding Facebook make this more likely, according to the International Association of IT Asset Managers.

Op-Ed: A look back at the year of the Facebook scandals

Facebook has not had a good year, and least from the perspective of its users and the public at large. Crowning this was the involvement with Cambridge Analytica, but there have been other data privacy issues too.

Washington DC is taking legal action over Cambridge Analytica

The DC attorney general has launched a lawsuit against Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The California social networking giant has been accused of misleading users and failing to protect their data.

The 7 biggest revelations from the huge trove of Facebook emails

The UK Parliament published a trove of top-secret Facebook executive emails on Wednesday. Read the key takeaways from the documents below.

Mark Zuckerberg's parliamentary no show sparks outrage

London - Politicians from nine different countries have reacted with fury at the absence of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to a committee of the British parliament. The committee was examining disinformation and fake news.

Call to take genetic privacy more seriously

Genetic data represents a powerful currency in the medical and pharmaceutical field. The problem is, a new study finds, we haven't developed clear definitions or a framework as to what "genetic privacy" means.

Leading browser privacy tool 'doesn't do anything'

The “Do Not Track” function, which is found on browsers and which is designed to signal to any websites visited not to track users, does not actually work.

Q&A: Time to reform Canada's data privacy laws? Special

Do Canadians have “the right to be forgotten?” Canada’s privacy watchdog plans to ask the Federal Court for clarity and at the same time this is being challenged by Google. Expert Éloise Gratton weighs in.

Toronto Smart City adviser resigns over data concerns

Toronto - Saadia Muzaffar, who is a member of Waterfront Toronto’s Digital Strategy Advisory Panel for the project, has resigned arguing that the project is not taking concerns about how Google will collect and handle data collected from people.

Q&A: Analyzing GDPR's impact so far Special

Although it's now been over 90-days since it was enacted, GDPR has left corporations across the world at a loss for what to do and ensure compliance. Some solutions are provided by Bryan Clark, of global law firm Vedder Price.

Q&A: Does the U.S. need a data privacy law? Special

Waterloo - The new European data privacy law has significant implications for businesses and consumers, changing the way data is stored and accessed. Do other high income countries, like the U.S., need something similar? Teresa Scassa discusses.

Q&A: Data ownership conundrum in the data driven world Special

Waterloo - As data driven economies rapidly rise, so do serious questions about who owns data and what ownership entails. Teresa Scassa, Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation provides some insights.

First ever GDPR notice issued to firm linked to Brexit

London - A data firm based in Canada, which acted on behalf of the Vote Leave campaign (which is seeking to promote the U.K.'s impending exit from the European Union), has been hit with the first ever GDPR notice in relation to U.K. activities.

Campaign group puts case against facial recognition

London - Facial recognition technologies are growing in sophistication and are becoming increasingly used by governments and companies to identify individuals. While some support the enhanced security, others, like Liberty, express concerns.

Why California's data privacy law is set for U.S. roll out: Q&A Special

The U.S. state of California has agreed to implement a new data privacy law, along the lines of a new regulation recently enacted in Europe. Could this be the trigger for a U.S.-wide roll-out? We talk with data privacy expert John Tsopanis, of 1touch.io.

Companies ramp up data privacy in wake of attacks

Companies are making major investments in data security, in wake of attacks, and in data privacy, in order to meet righter regulations like GDPR, according to a new worldwide survey of business practices.

Facebook and Google at top of GDPR complaints list

One day into the new European data privacy law - GDPR - and several hundred data privacy complaints have been logged. Topping the list are Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Still worried about GDPR? Expert provides advice Special

The GDPR aims to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business. This carries risks and benefits for businesses; moreover, all businesses need to consider data privacy.

Users of social media are unaware of how their data is used

Various aspects of research use social media data. This ranges from advertising to social studies that look at how communities react to major news events. Whatever the merits of the research, most social media users are unaware.

Op-Ed: All’s fair in love and privacy wars

As reports from the first quarter have shown, Facebook hasn’t lost any steam from its recent Cambridge Analytica debacle.

Is it time for European businesses to learn to love GDPR?

According to a new review, instead of being something to worry about, the European GDPR provides new opportunities for businesses to keep customers happy, improve brands, and to improve business analysis.

Mark Zuckerberg revealed one of his 'great regrets'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he regrets not having a bigger impact on "the way that mobile platforms developed" in the last decade.
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