Data Protection

2018 Is A Better Year For Customer Data Privacy Due To GDPR

2018 can be summarized as the year when strict implementation of customer data protection policies was felt by the public, regardless of where they are located in the world. This…

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UK and Dutch Regulators Fined Uber for $1.1 Million over 2016 Data Breach

As reported in Hacker news, British and Dutch data protection regulators Tuesday hit the ride-sharing company Uber with a total fine of $1,170,892 (~ 1.1 million) for failing to protect…

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Russia Plans To tighten Data Protection Owing To Intelligence Leaks

Aimed at preventing leaks of personal information from state agencies, Russia has drawn up a bill, a move that follows publication of details of Russians allegedly involved in covert intelligence…

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Amazon’s Technical Error Disclosed Customer Details

Amazon says “a technical error on its website disclosed customer information during the busiest shopping period of the year. The online retail giant though revealed the technical error and said…

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Bank Scam Using Google Maps loophole

We know how easy it is to find a service on Google Maps. You need a plumber to fix your leaky tank, hit the Google Maps to get the guy…

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Firefox Users to be Warned While Visiting Breached Sites

Mozilla Firefox now introduces a feature that would warn people when they visit breached websites… It was a couple of months ago that Mozilla came up with Firefox Monitor, a…

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Healthcare.gov Health Data Breach Exposes Personal Data

A health data breach that impacted the Healthcare.gov portal last month could reportedly have helped hackers steal sensitive personal data like partial SSNs (Social Security Numbers), immigration status, tax information…

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Cathay Pacific In Hot Water: Data Breach Started March 2018, Not October 2018

There are more horrible things than meets the eye with the October 2018 data breach of Cathay Pacific Airways, the airline confessed after a month of deeper investigation. The airline…

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HSBC Bank Data Breach Exposed Customer’s Account Details and More

In a data breach notification letter addressed to the California attorney general’s office, HSBC said that somewhere between 4 and 14th October, unauthorized users accessed the accounts. The information compromised…

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OIG’s Take On Healthcare.gov Patient Record Breach

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General has taken the initiative to probe the healthcare.gov website in the wake of a huge security breach. The breach…

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