01 Apr 2021

Booking.com Fined $558,000 for Late Breach Notification

Booking.com has been fined over half a million USD for failing to report a serious data breach within time limits set forth by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The company was aware of the breach back in 2019 when scammers targeted roughly 40 different employees at various hotels located

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21 Jan 2020

GDPR: 160,000 data breaches reported already, so expect the big fines to follow

Since the implementation of Europe’s new digital privacy regulations, over 160,000 data breaches have been reported to authorities. An analyst at the law firm DLA Piper found that after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, the first eight months saw an average of 247 breach notifications per

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15 Jan 2020

Study says Grindr, OkCupid, and Tinder breach GDPR

A recent study reported that dating apps such as Grindr, OkCupid, and Tiner are spreading user information including sexual preferences, behavioral data, and precise location to advertising companies. These methods of advertising may violate privacy laws, according to the Norweigan Consumer Council. The Council found that the apps shared personal

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11 Jul 2019

Big Banks Vulnerable to Web, Mobile Attacks

ImmuniWeb researchers have found vulnerabilities in the web applications, APIs and/or mobile apps of 97 of the 100 largest financial organizations in the world, which are located across 22 countries. The report shows that 85 online banking apps where not compliant with GDPR, while 49 were not compliant with PCI

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10 Jul 2019

Marriott Faces $123 Million GDPR Fine for 2018 Data Breach

In addition to considering an unprecedented $228 million fine for British Airways over the data breach the company experienced in the summer of 2018, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) plans to fine Marriott International Inc £99,200,396 ($123,705,869) over its failure to protect customer data under the EU’s General Data

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09 Jul 2019

GDPR: Record British Airways fine shows how data protection legislation is beginning to bite

British Airways will soon have the dubious honor of becoming the first organization to receive a major fine under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect in May of 2018. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office plans to slap the airline with a £183.4m fine (around

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27 Jun 2019

A third of companies would rather pay a hacker’s ransom, research reveals

New research by NTT Security shows that one-third (33%) of organizations would contemplate paying ransom if they were targeted in a ransomware attack, since they think paying up would be cheaper than investing in cybersecurity. Moreover, 36% would choose paying ransom over risking a fine for non-compliance under the EU’s

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13 Jun 2019

84% of US employees have never heard of GDPR

A new report by ObserveIT’s highlights the poor state of employee awareness of data protection regulations in the US. While 59% of survey respondents from the US and the UK deal with sensitive data on a daily basis, a majority of US employees (53%) said they were not familiar with

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28 May 2019

How many adults trust companies with their personal data?

One year after the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, 36% of adults trust organizations with their private info more than before before the data protection law went into effect, research by TrustArc shows. However, only 25% of respondents are confident about their ability to notice whether or

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28 May 2019

Most global workers noticed stricter policies at work as a result of GDPR

A new survey by Snow Software shows that the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect a year ago has led companies to introduce stricter policies to govern how customer data is handled. 57% of employees in the global survey noted this trend. However, respondents disagreed about

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