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Tips for hiring in-house cybersecurity counsel

In an article for Bloomberg BNA, Loyola Law School Professor Robert Kang provides tips for hiring in-house cybersecurity counsel. Kang wrote that while the demand for hiring is high, companies often fail to understand the nuances involved with hiring cybersecurity...

Ghostery launches update for mobile browsers

Privacy-focused browser extension Ghostery launched a new version for iOS and Android mobile browsers, TechCrunch reports. Jeremy Tillman, the company’s director of product, called the update the first big update in several years and described the aim as providing...

Credit card-skimming malware injected into online retailer

Yonathan Klijnsma, a threat researcher at RiskIQ, discovered hackers had breached online retailer Newegg’s payment page and injected 15 lines of card skimming code that was used to collect customer credit card information, TechCrunch reports. Klijnsma said the...

ICO fines Equifax 500K GBP for data breach

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office fined Equifax 500,000 GBP for the credit-monitoring firm’s 2017 data breach. The ICO conducted an investigation with the Financial Conduct Authority, finding Equifax violated five out of eight data protection principles...

Asia Privacy Forum videos now available

This year's Asia Privacy Forum was the IAPP's biggest ever, with attendees flying in from all over the globe to Singapore for the latest developments in Asian privacy law and operations. Wish you had been there? For those who missed out, the IAPP has released a...

EDPB secretariat, Dutch DPA foreshadow EDPB plenary

No doubt these are busy times for privacy practitioners, but they're not the only ones who've been immersed in work since May 25. That was clear Wednesday when two EU-based data protection regulators shared insight with IAPP Europe Managing Director Paul Jordan and a...

Chapter Spotlight: Singapore

Chapter Spotlight: Singapore

To effectively deliver value as cybersecurity professionals, (ISC)² Singapore Chapter is focusing on working closely with other Singapore cybersecurity-focused organizations. This collaboration is a clear path forward to managing and mitigating risks connected with...

Judge rejects Neiman Marcus data breach settlement

U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman rejected a proposed $1.6 million settlement in Remijas v. Neiman Marcus, Reuters reports. The case was already notable for establishing that simply the threat of identity theft qualifies as a sufficient injury for giving data...

Bahrain publishes data protection law

Bloomberg Law reports on the Gulf’s newest nationwide data protection law, the Bahrain Personal Data Protection Law No. 30 of 2018. Published July 19, additional guidance and decisions are expected to be introduced in February 2019, ahead of its August 2019...

Italy’s GDPR implementation law goes into effect today

The Italian Council of Ministers has approved Legislative Decree n. 101/2018, harmonizing the Italian Privacy Code and other national laws with the European General Data Protection Regulation. The decree enters into force today and addresses "many crucial areas, from...