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Marriott: FBI investigating after up to 500m guest records exposed in Starwood hotel database breach 0

Top London landmarks, such as Park Lane Sheraton Grand, Westbury Mayfair and Le Meridien Piccadilly, are among the properties hit. 17:23, UK, The FBI is investigating after the details of

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Is GDPR compliance essential? 0

Ignoring the EU’s new online privacy rules could be a big gamble In recent weeks, you may have noticed an increase in the amount of emails you received from various

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GDPR, how privacy is changing 0

On May 25th 2018 the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) officially came into force: a regulation on data protection proposed by the EU in order to guarantee better privacy safeguarding

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Thought of the Day: The end of online passwords? 0

WebAuthn, short for Web Authentication, is a new web standard that is expected to end the use of passwords. Instead of having to remember lengthy and complex passwords, users will

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Thought of the Day: How much could Facebook be fined? 0

With Facebook’s privacy practices being investigated, it’s a good time to ask how much the company could potentially be fined. According to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Facebook will

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EU warns US on data control flaws 0

The European Commission has warned America that its data controls should be significantly strengthened. Vera Jourova, the EU’s Justice Commissioner, said present rules in America were “weaker” than in the

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Thought of the Day: How was Facebook breached? 0

It doesn’t seem like Facebook was secretly hacked by cybercriminals – so what happened? The company Cambridge Analytica created a third party app that could gather the Facebook data of

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Thought of the Day: The ICO investigates the Facebook breach 0

Cambridge Analytica managed to harvest the data of tens of millions of Facebook users. This was done using an app that was able to collect the data of not only

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Thought of the Day: Will all personal data breaches need to be reported to the ICO? 0

Currently, most personal data breach reporting is best practice but not compulsory. Under the General Data Protection Regulation, it will be mandatory to report a personal data breach if it’s

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Thought of the Day: Data Protection and the Internet of Things 0

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the internet moving beyond traditional computer devices like laptops and phones, and connecting everyday items like toasters and thermostats. ‘Smart homes’ are a

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