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Report: Criminals could leverage GDPR fines for extortion

A new report from security firm Trend Micro states that cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated and could use the potential for large fines under the EU General Data Protection Regulation as leverage to extort money out of companies, Computer Weekly reports....

Belgian court threatens Facebook with $125M fine

Reuters reports a Belgian court late last week threatened Facebook with a $125 million fine (approximately 100 million euros) if it continued tracking consumers on third-party websites. The case was brought by Belgium's data protection authority. The court also ruled...

Nvidia launches CCTV facial recognition partnership

Nvidia announced it will be partnering with AI developer AnyVision to incorporate facial recognition technology into CCTV surveillance cameras, Mashable reports. The cameras would be used to fuel smart cities around the world, as AnyVision’s...

Smart cars could use software to send drivers ads

Bloomberg reports on the data collection practices of smart cars and the ways the vehicles could use the information going forward. One company, Telenav Inc., is developing in-car advertising software designed to send drivers coupons based on the information the...

Colorado considers revamping data breach notification law

Lawmakers in Colorado are considering revamping the state’s privacy and data security laws, Healthcare IT News reports. The proposed bill making its way through Colorado would require organizations to report a data breach within 30 days. The current...

HIV-positive customers sue CVS for violating privacy

Courthouse News Service reports CVS has been hit with a class-action lawsuit after a group of HIV-positive customers accused the pharmacy chain of violating their privacy. The four plaintiffs claim they were forced to purchase their medication at CVS retail stores or...

Companies sign charter to fight back against cyberattacks

A group of eight companies signed a charter urging governments and other organizations to implement stronger measures to protect against cyberattacks, Bloomberg reports. The companies, including Siemens AG, IBM and Airbus SE, aim to bolster the safeguards in place for...

Theresa May wants post-Brexit alignment with EU data rules

In a speech at the Munich Security Conference Saturday, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May proposed keeping the nation in "total alignment" with the EU's data-sharing rules after Brexit, Bloomberg reports. The proposal would allow intelligence agencies and businesses to...

Tackling DPIAs and privacy by design and default

In this fourth installment of the IAPP's "Top 10 Operational Responses to the GDPR" series, IAPP Westin Fellow Müge Fazlioglu, CIPP/US, tackles data protection impact assessments and the issues of privacy by design and by default. While many in the...

Roundup: Dubai, India, EU, US and more

In this week’s Privacy Tracker weekly legislative roundup, read about Smart Dubai’s announcement of a new framework for how government agencies and private partners publish and share data. India’s Information...

New IAPP web conference: ‘GDPR for Dummies’

The IAPP will host a new web conference Thursday, March 8 aimed at providing practical tips for managing your organization's EU General Data Protection Regulation compliance efforts. "GDPR for Dummies Guide" author Shane Fuller, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, will be joined by...

Global News Roundup — Feb. 12-20, 2018

In this week’s Privacy Tracker weekly legislative roundup, read about Smart Dubai’s announcement of a new framework for how government agencies and private partners publish and share data. India’s Information...

Ways to Earn CISSP CPEs

In this ever-changing field, you’re constantly required to learn about new tools, vulnerabilities and threats. We know that time and financial resources may get in the way of participating in CPE offerings that help you sharpen your skills and hone your craft....

Notes from the IAPP Publications Editor, Feb. 16, 2018

Greetings from Portsmouth, NH! It was a busy week for privacy-related hearings on Capitol Hill. Wednesday alone, that fabled corporate card nonsense ... er, I mean, Valentine's Day, featured at least three relevant hearings to the profession. Perhaps most notable was...

Russian hackers sentenced in data breach case

U.S. District Judge Jerome Simandle sentenced Dmitriy Smilianets and Vladimir Drinkman to 4 and 12 years respectively, Courthouse News reports. Drinkman pled guilty to charges in 2015 and admitted his role in hacking 17 corporate networks and...

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