Largest fines imposed on organizations for data privacy violations

The swelling mode of data privacy violations continues to climb uphill, and as a result, there has never been a more unsafe time in history to share personal data with businesses and corporations, as necessary as that may be. Substantial fines evaluated for data breaches in the recent times point towards the increasing concern of […]

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Basics of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Every business operating within, or with clients/customers who are citizens of, European Union member states should comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. What is GDPR? At its core, GDPR is a set of rules designed to give EU citizens more control over their personal data. It aims to simplify the regulatory environment for business […]

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COVID-19: Finding the middle ground in safety vs data privacy debate

By Anusuya Datta The COVID-19 crisis couldn’t have underlined the value of data better. Ever since the outbreak, governments, multilateral organizations and businesses have scrambled to bring all available data on the table to fight the virus and its alarming spread. From monitoring people’s movements to systematic contract tracing via apps and phone records, surveillance […]

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This Month in Data Privacy (December 2020)

Top news in the world of data privacy, this month, that you do not want to miss. December 18 Facebook temporarily suspends Instagram, Messenger features for EU usersFacebook plans to temporarily suspend features in both Instagram and its Messenger application for European users to comply with changes in the ePrivacy Directive, which will cover so-called […]

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This Month in Data Privacy (November 2020)

Top news in the world of data privacy, this month, that you do not want to miss. November 30 Amazon Sidewalk feature raising privacy concernsAmazon Sidewalk, a feature launching in the U.S. that connects Echo and Ring doorbells to any nearby Alexa device, is raising privacy concerns, Business Insider reports. Customers must opt out of […]

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This Month in Data Privacy (October 2020)

Top news in the world of data privacy this month that you don’t want to miss. October 31: TechCrunchThe U.K.’s ICO has reduced the size of a data breach penalty for hotel business Marriott — dropping it to £14.4 million (~$23.8 million) in a final penalty notice. As a result, the fine has come down […]

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