Ireland's privacy watchdog is probing data breaches at Facebook that exposed users' private data. In the latest breach to be disclosed, Facebook has warned that for a 12-day period in September, up to 6.8 million users' private photos may have been revealed to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers.
Google says a buggy API update it pushed last month for its soon-to-be-mothballed Google+ social network exposed personal information for 52.2 million users. The data-exposure alert arrives just two months after Google admitted that a March problem with the same API exposed data for 500,000 users.
Marriott's mega-breach underscores the challenges companies face in securing systems that come from acquisitions as well as simply storing too much consumer data for too long, computer security experts say. Meanwhile, the hotel giant has yet to answer many pressing data breach questions.
India's newly proposed data protection framework, prepared by the expert committee chaired by Justice B. N. Srikrishna, and its upcoming mandatory breach notification requirements, raise some compelling questions.
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What would constitute a personal data breach under the new...
The Pentagon is warning that a data breach at a third-party travel management service provider exposed records for an estimated 30,000 civilian and military personnel. The breach alert follows a recent GAO report warning of serious cybersecurity shortcomings in U.S. weapon systems.
A key amendment to Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act goes into effect on Nov. 1. What are the baseline standards for compliance, and how does this change impact risk transfer and mitigation?
While PIPEDA is not a new law and been on the books for a long time, what is coming is...
In harmony with a wave of global privacy and security legislation, Canada has its own new breach notification requirements going into effect on Nov. 1. Attorney Ruth Promislow says these standards will force organizations to shift from a reactive to a proactive approach to incident response.
Credit bureau Equifax has been hit with the maximum possible fine under U.K. law for "multiple failures" that contributed to its massive 2017 data breach, including its failure to act on a critical vulnerability alert issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
2018 has been an important year in Canada from a cybersecurity and privacy standpoint. The introduction of Canada's new National Cybersecurity Strategy in June of this year along with the upcoming mandatory breach notification requirements effective November 1, 2018 are just the tip of the iceberg. In a complex world...
Air Canada is forcing 1.7 million mobile app account users to reset their passwords after it detected unusual login behavior that it says may have exposed 20,000 accounts, including passport information. But the company is enforcing password complexity rules that experts advise against.
U.K. health and beauty retailer Superdrug Stores is warning customers that attackers may have compromised some of their personal information, apparently because they'd reused their credentials on other sites that were hacked. While Superdrug quickly notified victims, it stumbled in three notable ways.
On May 25, 2018, per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations with business ties to the European Union needed to comply to GDPR standards. The cost of non-compliance are stiff fines. The GDPR contains nearly 100 separate and nuanced articles that can be difficult to understand even if you are a...
Singapore's largest healthcare group has suffered a hack attack that exposed 1.5 million residents' personal details. But authorities say the "deliberate, targeted and well-planned attack" appears to have been principally designed to steal medical information pertaining to the country's prime minister.
The hacking of an email account of a medical clinic employee during travels overseas demonstrates the risks posed to data when workers travel. Security experts offer insights on mitigating those risks.