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GDPR Technical Series #5: Personal Data Breach Detection and Notification

In the previous post of this GDPR series, we discussed personal data and some of the challenges in accurately finding such data. Now we turn our attention to another important requirement in GDPR: personal data breach notification. First, some clarifications in terminology are in order. Here we clarify the differences between the following terms: Security […]

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Monthly Breach Report: February 2019 Edition

The first month of 2019 witnessed some massive breaches and pointed out to the flaws in the data security of the states. Here is a glimpse of these top breaches of January 2019. 1. Google January 21, 2019 -Google has been fined approximately $57 million by French regulators for violating Europe’s tough new data-privacy rules, […]

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Data Privacy & Protection Roundup: January 2019 Edition

2018 was the year of data scandals, GDPR, data vulnerabilities and companies coming out to announce their data breaches. From a look into EU organizations complying with GDPR to tactics for preventing data breaches, here is a roundup of recently trending data privacy and protection articles. 1. Popular Tactics to Avoid a Data Breach It […]

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Monthly Breach Report: January 2019 Edition

From cities to schools, we have compiled a list of data breaches that occurred in the last month of 2018. 1. Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada December 28, 2018 – Saint John, a Canadian city, is the latest victim of a data breach. As per the official statement, a third-party software product, Click2Gov, which allows […]

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Trending Data Privacy Articles: December 2018 Edition

Cyber-attacks are now a global phenomenon and are expected to not only increase in frequency a but also severity if organizations don’t take stringent steps. Cyber risk is no longer only the concern of online retailers but of every company that connects to the Internet; they all are exposed to rising cyber threats. Hence, to […]

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Monthly Breach Report: December 2018 Edition

Another social media platform falls victim to software vulnerabilities, while a major Chinese airline is investigated by the GDPR – these are just some of the latest data breach news hitting headlines this last month. 1. Marriot November 30, 2018 – Marriott International disclosed that there had been a breach in Starwood reservation system and […]

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Monthly Breach Report: November 2018 Edition

Another social media platform falls victim to software vulnerabilities, while a major Chinese airline is investigated by the GDPR – these are just some of the latest data breach news hitting headlines this last month. 1. Google+ October 08, 2018 – Google has announced that it is shutting down its social network platform Google+. What […]

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Monthly Breach Report: October 2018 Edition

Hackers reportedly targeted software bugs in a globally recognized brand which could prompt against the brand the biggest GDPR fine to date, while another reportedly attacked global brand avoids the expensive fines of new data privacy laws despite paying millions in their own breach settlement – these are just some of the latest data breach […]

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