Tag: data security

Hardware & Software, Tech

UK bans TikTok on government devices over data security fears

March 16, 2023

Via: CSO Online

Social media app TikTok has been banned on UK government electronic devices, the Cabinet Office has announced. The ban, announced by the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Oliver Dowden, comes in the wake of a security review into the […]


Is it time for GDPR 2.0?

December 27, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

The European Union introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2016 to grant users (also called data subjects) more control over their personal data, which is typically under the custody of data aggregators and/or data processors. After an […]


Cyber Threats Warrant a Government Reorganization, Former CISA Head Says

August 10, 2022

Via: Nextgov

The U.S. government needs to be more proactive in responding to and mitigating cyber threats, including potentially re-organizing the government to better prioritize cyber-related concerns, former Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs said during a keynote address at […]


Data breach costs record $4.3M with firms passing buck to customers

July 27, 2022

Via: ZDnet

The average cost of a data security breach has hit another record-high of $4.35 million per incident, growing 12.7% over the past two years. And some businesses are passing the buck to customers, even as the cost of products and […]


What Federal Privacy Policy Might Look Like If Passed

May 20, 2022

Via: InformationWeek

Security and policy experts in a video discussion hashed out the possibility of federal legislation on privacy picking up momentum and what such a law might bring to the security and data arenas. How data is gathered, securely stored, used, […]


12 database security landmines, failures, and mistakes that doom your data

September 9, 2021

Via: CSO Online

In most enterprise stacks today, the database is where all our secrets wait. It’s part safe house, ready room, and staging ground for the bits that may be intensely personal or extremely valuable. Defending it against all incursions is one […]


For Data-Driven Agencies a New Approach to Cybersecurity is Needed

August 12, 2021

Via: Government Technology Insider

MeriTalk: The Federal government’s reliance on data is growing, and so is the cyber threat. How are recent attacks changing how teams approach data security in cloud environments? Cameron Chehreh: We’re seeing changes at every level – from the White […]


German government bodies urged to remove their Facebook Pages before next year

July 1, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Germany’s federal information commissioner has run out of patience with Facebook. Last month, Ulrich Kelber wrote to government agencies “strongly recommend[ing]” they to close down their official Facebook Pages because of ongoing data protection compliance problems and the tech giant’s […]


Answers being sought from Facebook over latest data breach

April 6, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in the European Union is seeking answers from the tech giant over a major data breach reported on over the weekend. The breach was reported on by Business Insider on Saturday which said personal data […]


Google is bringing one of its best security features to the iPhone

February 10, 2021

Via: BGR

Data security and user privacy have been hot topics for a few years now, and it’s thanks in part to Apple that we’re having all these conversations. Apple’s push to protect user data on its hardware is the reason why […]

Cybersecurity, Policy, State & Local

CPRA explained: New California privacy law ramps up restrictions on data use

December 21, 2020

Via: CSO Online

In November, Californians approved a ballot measure, Proposition 24, a.k.a. the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), to create a new consumer data privacy agency. It puts California yet another step ahead of other states in terms of privacy productions for […]

Federal, Hardware & Software, Policy, Tech

Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims

November 9, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Zoom, after it accused the video calling giant of engaging in “a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users,” in part by claiming the encryption […]


Report: Trump admin looking into Tencent’s US gaming investments

September 18, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The US government is reportedly scrutinizing Chinese tech giant Tencent and the US gaming companies in which it has an investment interest. Bloomberg reports that the Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) has asked companies including […]

Cybersecurity, Federal, Policy

Politics surrounding TikTok’s future in the U.S. pollute valid data security concerns, expert says

September 17, 2020


SINGAPORE — The politics surrounding the future of TikTok’s operations in the United States could undermine the need for better understanding and assurances when it comes to protecting user data, a security expert said Thursday. Beijing-based ByteDance, which owns the […]


TikTok exploited an Android privacy loophole to track users

August 12, 2020

Via: BGR

ByteDance and its popular app TikTok have faced intense scrutiny in the US lately, with the Trump administration accusing voicing security concerns about the app. The government shared its fears that the app could collect user data that could then […]

Cloud Computing

Google Cloud steps up security and compliance for applications, government

July 14, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Google is taking important steps to secure customer data in the cloud when used by applications and prevent potentially unauthorized access to sensitive computing workloads run by government institutions and their contractors. To meet the strict security and compliance requirements […]


The Hard Truth About Your Digital Identity

July 14, 2020

Via: Tailynn Gable

This is a revolutionary moment for society: governments are seeking to rapidly digitize the identities of their citizens—and most recently, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been decisively shaping this governmental decision. Amid the pandemic, citizens may rely solely on e-government services […]


How Government Gets it Right on Privacy

January 27, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The American public rightfully expects government and businesses alike to be responsible stewards of information. Emerging trends to use more data for enhancing decisions face reasonable tensions with what is ethical, practical, and necessary in modern society. This is why […]

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

Slack resets user passwords after 2015 data breach

July 18, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Slack will reset the passwords of users it believes are affected by a historical data breach that affected the company more than four years ago. In 2015, the company said it was hit by hackers who gained access to its […]

Cybersecurity, Uncategorized

France records big jump in privacy complaints since GDPR

September 25, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Another European data protection agency has reported a sharp rise in the numbers of complaints since the EU updated its privacy framework four months ago, when GDPR came into force, updating regional data protection rules and introducing much higher penalties […]