• February
    06

    An information rupture, or information spill, is a security criterion in which protected information is hacked into or stolen by unapproved watchers. An information rupture is not quite the same as data loss which is when information can never again be retrieved on account of hardware failure, deletion or any other reason. On the other…

  • January
    28

    On October 30, 2019, Facebook arrived at a settlement with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) under which it consented to pay (without confirmation of obligation) the £500,000 fine forced by the ICO in 2018 in connection to the handling and sharing of its clients’ personal data with Cambridge Analytica. The ICO gave its Monetary…

  • November
    14

    You might just have been alerted by the latest news that there has been a data breach and this time the personal information of many unsuspecting victims may have been compromised. You start wondering if you might be one among them. What do you if you suffer a data breach? Where do you go? Whom…

  • November
    12

    Data Privacy and Data Security are interlinked concepts and though not realms entirely different from each other, they have subtle differences that identify one from the other. Understanding their working will enable you to see how they complement each other. Data Privacy: Data Privacy encompasses the individuals who are authorized to manipulate data and nobody…

  • October
    19

    General Data Protection and Regulation (GDPR) is a law concerning every EU citizen and enforced on all 28 member states of the EU overhauling the Data Protection Directive of spring 1995 to bring into focus the protection of privacy of individuals in European Union (EU). This way the GDPR ensures rights of EU citizens and…

  • September
    26

    Data breaches are ever increasing. During the period of 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, 1,132 notifications were made to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) affecting over a million people. And no doubt, countless other breaches were unreported. Most of these breaches resulted from cyber-attacks, with phishing and spear-phishing common methods.…

  • September
    19

    Since the inception of Facebook, we have seen it develop and evolve rapidly. From its early days as a social network to share posts and photos with friends and colleagues, it has now become a massive global advertising network. Did you know Facebook has approximately 2.41 billion monthly active users? As the biggest worldwide social…

  • September
    13

    GDPR is an important regulation that defines the rules relating to the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and rules relating to the free movement of personal data. Even though this data legislation primarily applies to European-based organisations, it is also applies to businesses dealing in data resilience, data…

  • September
    11

    In today’s world, information is everything, or put another day, we are living in an era of the ‘information explosion’. So much so, that in many instances, those holding information can decide the fate of other individuals or organisations. This alone is why it imperative for governments to impose laws and regulations to keep data…

  • April
    23

    The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined commercial pregnancy and parenting club Bounty some £400,000 for illegally sharing personal details of more than 14 million people. The organisation, which dishes out advice to expectant and inexperienced parents, has faced criticism over the tactics it uses to sign up new members and was the subject of a…

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