Laws and regulations

Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2019
State attorneys general announced a $1.5 million settlement with Neiman Marcus

Tens of state attorneys general announced a $1.5 million settlement with The Neiman Marcus Group over a 2013 data breach. Tens of attorneys general announced this week a $1.5 million settlement with The Neiman Marcus Group LLC over a data breach suffered by the company in 2013 and disclosed earlier 2014. 43 states and the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 23, 2018
France data protection agency fines Uber 400k Euros Over 2016 Data Breach

France’s data protection agency had fined the ride-sharing company Uber with 400,000 euros ($455,000) over a 2016 data breach. The data breach suffered by Uber in 2016 exposed the personal data of some 57 million clients and drivers worldwide. In November 2017, the Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced that hackers broke into the company database and […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 28, 2018
Uber fined nearly $1.2 Million by Dutch and UK Data Protection Authorities over data breach

British and Dutch data protection regulators fined the ride-sharing company Uber with $1,170,892 for the 2016 data breach. British and Dutch data protection regulators have fined Uber with $1,170,892 for the 2016 security breach that exposed personal data of 57 million of its users. In November 2017, the Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced that hackers broke […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 25, 2018
Facebook appeals UK fine in Cambridge Analytica privacy Scandal

Facebook appeals 500,000-pound fine for failing to protect users’ personal information in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook appeals the fine for failing to protect the privacy of the users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica improperly collected data of 87 million Facebook users and misused it. Facebook has been fined ÂŁ500,000 in the U.K., the maximum fine allowed by […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 24, 2018
Chat app Knuddels fined €20k under GDPR regulation

The case is making the headlines, the German chat platform Knuddels.de (“Cuddles”) has been fined €20,000 for storing user passwords in plain text. In July hackers breached the systems of the company Knuddels and leaked online its data. In September, an unknown individual notified Knuddels that crooks published user data of roughly 8,000 members on Pastebin and […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 15, 2018
Congress passes bill that create new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at DHS

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the CISA bill that creates a new cybersecurity agency at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The U.S. House of Representatives passed the CISA bill that creates a new cybersecurity agency at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In October, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 12, 2018
France seeks Global Talks on Cyberspace security and a “code of good conduct”

The French government announced a “Paris Call” for global talks about cyberspace security aimed at laying out a shared framework of rules. The French government is promoting a series of Global Talks on cyberspace security, it urges for a “code of good conduct” for states in the cyberspace. Events such as the interference in the 2016 Presidential election or […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 25, 2018
UK ICO fines Facebook with maximum for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook has been fined ÂŁ500,000 by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal that exposed data of 87 million users. The announcement was made by the UK’s data protection regulator, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. “The ICO’s investigation found that between 2007 and 2014, Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 23, 2018
For the first time Japanese commission ordered Facebook to improve security

The Japanese government ordered Facebook to improve the protection of users’ personal information following the recent data breaches that exposed data from millions of people. At the end of September, Facebook admitted that attackers exploited a vulnerability in the “View As” feature that allowed them to steal Facebook access tokens of 50 Million Users. A couple of weeks […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 23, 2018
Supreme Court of the US Police ruled that police need warrant for mobile location data

The Supreme Court of the US ruled that police must obtain a search warrant before obtaining mobile location data from mobile carriers and similar services. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled this week that law enforcement must obtain a search warrant before obtaining cell phone location information from mobile carriers or third-party services. […]