Npower shuts down app after hackers steal user data
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Npower shuts down app after hackers steal user data

Cyber criminals obtained partial financial data following successful credential stuffing attacks
25 Feb 2021
Microsoft and FireEye push for corporate breach reporting rules
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data protection

Microsoft and FireEye push for corporate breach reporting rules

The two companies believe companies should be able to report breaches without legal retribution
24 Feb 2021
EU grants the UK provisional ‘data adequacy’ status
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EU grants the UK provisional ‘data adequacy’ status

The UK criticises the EU for not already reaching this agreement prior to the formal Brexit withdrawal date
22 Feb 2021
Four tips for keeping your business secure during mass remote work
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Four tips for keeping your business secure during mass remote work

How to maintain a resilient cyber security strategy when your employees are outside the company firewall
19 Feb 2021
What is identity management?
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identity and access management (IAM)

What is identity management?

Make sure only the right people have access to your infrastructure
19 Feb 2021
TikTok under fire over potential GDPR violations
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

TikTok under fire over potential GDPR violations

The BEUC is urging the European Commission to urgently investigate the app's "unclear" data collection practices
16 Feb 2021
EU set to grant UK data adequacy status
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data protection

EU set to grant UK data adequacy status

The agreement ensuring data flows continue will be reviewed every four years and may be subject to legal challenges
16 Feb 2021
Facebook may have overpaid privacy fine by $4.9B
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Facebook may have overpaid privacy fine by $4.9B

The overpayment may have been to protect Mark Zuckerberg
11 Feb 2021
Irish GDPR regulator lambasted for delaying critical IT works
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Irish GDPR regulator lambasted for delaying critical IT works

The DPC is aiming to finally complete works on its case management system by Q2 2021, five years after first proposing upgrade
10 Feb 2021
What is subnetting?
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Network & Internet

What is subnetting?

Partitioning a single network can help relieve network congestion and increase security
9 Feb 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Navigating Brexit data transfers
The IT Pro Podcast: Navigating Brexit data transfers
data protection

The IT Pro Podcast: Navigating Brexit data transfers

The transition period is over – what happens now?
5 Feb 2021
Cost of a data breach report 2020
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Cost of a data breach report 2020

Find out what factors help mitigate breach costs
2 Feb 2021
10 ways to protect your company from the next big data breach
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10 ways to protect your company from the next big data breach

Even big-name corporations can’t prevent all breaches, but there are ways to protect your business
28 Jan 2021
Citrix employees win $2.3m settlement over 2019 data breach
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Citrix employees win $2.3m settlement over 2019 data breach

The cyber attack resulted in the loss of 6TB worth of data
28 Jan 2021
Apple's block on activity tracking to arrive 'early spring'
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Apple's block on activity tracking to arrive 'early spring'

Both Facebook and Google have warned the move would result in lost revenues
28 Jan 2021
TikTok vulnerability exposed private user data
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TikTok vulnerability exposed private user data

Security researchers have discovered that the app's 'Find Friends' feature allows hackers to access user details
26 Jan 2021
Grindr hit with £8.6 million fine for GDPR consent breach
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Grindr hit with £8.6 million fine for GDPR consent breach

The Norweigan data watchdog finds the LGBTQ+ dating app shared data with third-party advertisers without sufficient consent
26 Jan 2021
WhatsApp could face €50 million GDPR fine
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WhatsApp could face €50 million GDPR fine

The messaging service failed to adequately inform users about how their data would be shared with Facebook
25 Jan 2021
90% of second-hand storage contains personal and business data
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data protection

90% of second-hand storage contains personal and business data

Kaspersky research found that up to one in five devices contained data that could be uncovered and extracted immediately
19 Jan 2021
IT retailer faces €10.4m GDPR fine for employee surveillance
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

IT retailer faces €10.4m GDPR fine for employee surveillance

The German notebook seller has hit back, rejecting the fine and claiming it's being set up to be made an example of
18 Jan 2021
150,000 arrest records accidentally deleted from police database
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150,000 arrest records accidentally deleted from police database

Early investigations have ruled out a cyber attack and instead point to human error
15 Jan 2021
Building a modern information governance strategy
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Building a modern information governance strategy

How to rethink your approach to develop a more modern information governance strategy
15 Jan 2021
Tech giants begin work on a digital wallet for coronavirus vaccination records
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Tech giants begin work on a digital wallet for coronavirus vaccination records

The Vaccination Credential Initiative will look to develop a digital certificate to store on mobile devices
15 Jan 2021