02 May 2019

Only 55% of companies plan to be ready for CCPA implementation

A new study by OneTrust and the IAPP shows that a significant minority of companies (45%) are not aiming to achieve compliance under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) before the new legislation goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. One in four organizations (25%) plan to reach compliance by

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30 Apr 2019

‘Am I being watched?’ Survey Reveals Security Concerns

A new report by ASecureLife sheds light on the security and privacy concerns of US citizens. The survey found that almost two in three (65%) Americans are worried that the government is monitoring them online, and about one in two respondents feel this way about businesses. One-fourth of Americans aren’t

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30 Apr 2019

Half of companies have 1,000+ sensitive files accessible to every employee

Other than scaring organizations with massive potential fines for data protection snafu’s, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has not sufficiently impacted organizations (yet), even though the law has been in effect for almost a year now. New research by Varonis shows that companies are still falling short

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30 Apr 2019

75% of people are stressed about remembering passwords

A recent Kaspersky Lab survey among US and Canadian citizens highlights how issues related to cybersecurity and data protection can stress people out. More than two-thirds of respondents (68%) said that news of data breaches causes them to feel stressed, although this number was far higher among people who have

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29 Apr 2019

Two-thirds of IT workers share sensitive information by email

A recent Igloo Software survey highlights how data sharing practices among employees put companies at risk. Just 14% of employees use secure FTP to share information. Instead, the most popular tools for sharing sensitive data are email (69%) and shared document drives like Google Drive (45%), while 26% of workers

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25 Apr 2019

Facebook May Face $5 Billion FTC Fine for Data Misuse

Facebook expects that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may slap a fine of $3 to $5 billion on the social media giant once it wraps up its investigation into the company’s data protection and privacy practices. Facebook has already reserved $3 billion to pay potential fines. While the FTC investigation

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22 Apr 2019

Three-Fourths of Consumers Don’t Trust Facebook, Threatpost Poll Finds

A recent Threatpost survey suggest that people have lost trust in Facebook as a result of the social media giant’s many privacy snafu’s over the past few years, with three out of four respondents stating that Facebook is lying about how it handles consumer data. In addition, a whopping 95%

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18 Apr 2019

Facebook uploaded 1.5 million people’s email contacts without permission

On Wednesday, a new chapter was added to the seemingly never-ending story of Facebook privacy snafus when the social media giant admitted that the email contacts of up to 1.5 millions users were “unintentionally uploaded to Facebook when they created their account.” Ironically, the discovery was made when the company

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16 Apr 2019

Google’s location history data shared routinely with police

An investigation by The New York Times reveals that Google regularly shares location data of users with US law enforcement, and that requests for this data have surged in the last six months. Google stores the location information of users that have the Location History feature enabled in a system

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12 Apr 2019

EU Citizens’ Hit by UK Government Data Leak

In two separate incidents this week, the UK Home Office inadvertently revealed private information on hundreds of UK and EU citizens. In a first incident, 500 email addresses of UK citizens from countries belonging to the Commonwealth were leaked. The second incident involved the inadvertent exposure of 240 email addresses

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