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Monthly Breach Report: November 2020 Edition

October 2020 seemed to be a month during which large enterprises of major industries were suffering a huge number of security breaches in which significant personal data was exposed, at risk, or nefariously obtained and used for leverage by the attackers and leakers. Among key industries reporting organizational or enterprise breaches were healthcare, higher education, […]

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Monthly Breach Report: October 2020 Edition

With just over a month to go before the US 2020 Presidential election, a company whose software shows election results was attacked by potential ransomware. The attack on Tyler Technologies so close to the nation’s elections has rattled the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and US Cyber Command. As of this blog entry date, it’s […]

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TikTok and Privacy Shield: When Governments Fight Over Privacy, Companies Pay a Price

July 2020 saw privacy concerns played out on a global, geopolitical scale. With both the TikTok and the Privacy Shield cases, governments were taking decisive action to protect their residents from abuse by other governments. Pointing to the similarities between the two cases is important for detecting emerging trends if more cases of similar nature […]

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Monthly Breach Report: September 2020 Edition

As companies, schools, and universities consider how to bring their employees and students back to work, on-site and in the classroom, temperature checks and privacy data have been clashing. Organizations trying to make certain it is safe to come back by using temperature checks is not so simple when they also have to be sure […]

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Applying The GDPR Lessons Learned to LGPD Compliance

In August of 2018, Brazil enacted it’s General Data Protection Law (LGPD) which will finally come into effect on August 15th. This is Brazil’s first omnibus privacy regulation. Before LGPD Brazil has had the Brazilian Internet Act to protect online users, as well as various privacy provisions in its constitution, civil codes, and various regulations. […]

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Monthly Breach Report: August 2020 Edition

From social media hacks across high-profile accounts to misconfigured server data from major genetics and genealogy services companies, these are the top data breaches to capture news headlines over the last month. Singing Like a Canary In an almost unfathomable series of data privacy events, Twitter went 3 for 3 in May, June, and now […]

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Conducting the Schrems II Assessment of Supplementary Measures

The recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union to invalidate the Privacy Shield’s adequacy is getting a lot of attention for its geopolitical ramifications. While the Court let the other legal mechanisms for legitimizing the cross-border transfer of personal data stand, its judgment, as well as FAQs published by the European […]

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