Google removed two Android apps made by Baidu, a Chinese company, from its Google Play store after security researchers found they were collecting and possibly leaking data that could have been used to track individuals.
For at least a month, Instagram leaked the email addresses of minors, which occurred as Ireland's Data Protection Commission probed whether its parent company, Facebook, failed to protect children's personal data. Facebook has fixed the issue. But how carefully is the company protecting personal data?
European lawmakers are once again considering encryption policies and attempting to strike a balance between the privacy and security afforded by strong encryption and law enforcement's needs. But with encryption being a cornerstone of the internet, is there any new balance to be struck?
NOYB, a privacy group run by Austrian Max Schrems, has filed complaints against Apple with Spanish and German data protection regulators alleging the company's Identifier for Advertisers breaks EU privacy laws by allowing Apple and all apps on the iPhone to track a user without consent.
Ticketmaster UK has been fined $1.7 million by Britain's privacy watchdog for its "serious failure" to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. Its failure to properly secure chatbot software led to attackers stealing at least 9.4 million payment card details.
A German appeals court has slashed by 90% the $11 million General Data Protection Regulation fine levied last year against 1&1 Telecom by the nation's federal privacy watchdog over call center data protection shortcomings. Experts say the case is a reminder that all GDPR fines can be appealed.
Citing human rights concerns, the European Parliament is moving toward tightening export rules for companies that sell so-called dual-use technologies, such as spyware, to countries outside the EU's 27 member countries.
Privacy advocates in the U.K. have filed a complaint alleging that the Information Commissioner's Office, a watchdog agency, is not doing enough to make sure the digital advertising technology - or AdTech - industry complies with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
As part of a settlement of allegations that Zoom "engaged in a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users," the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is requiring the video conferencing provider to implement and maintain a comprehensive security program within the next 60 days.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the EU General Data Protection Regulation fines that have finally been imposed on Marriott and BA over serious data breaches each suffered. Also featured: Regional digital fraud trends, and a look at the CISO role and its responsibilities.
California voters passed Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act, on Nov. 3, which expands upon the recently activated California Consumer Privacy Act specifically when it comes to enforcement and how businesses handle personal data.
Large, recently levied privacy fines against the likes of British Airways, H&M and Marriott show regulators continuing to bring the EU's General Data Protection Regulation to bear after businesses get breached. But in the case of Marriott and BA, were the final fines steep enough?
Hotel giant Marriott has been hit with the second largest privacy fine in British history, after it failed to contain a massive, long-running data breach. But the final fine of $23.8 million was just 20% of the penalty initially proposed by the U.K.'s privacy watchdog, owing in part to COVID-19's ongoing impact.
A misconfigured Microsoft Azure Blob cloud storage server used by Maruti Suzuki, an automobile manufacturer in India, exposed investors' personal and financial data online, according to a security researcher.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the U.S. indictment against Russian hackers who were allegedly behind NotPetya. Also featured: A discussion of nation-state adversaries and how they operate; an update on Instagram privacy investigation.