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Ways to Prevent & Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware was involved in 10 percent of the 450 breaches handled by our Privacy and Data Protection team in 2016. This week’s news about a global ransomware attack is another example that this trend is on the rise. Companies, governments and organizations around the world are grappling with what steps they should take to minimize their risks and prepare to respond.

Source: Ways to Prevent & Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

Australian PM Calls for End-to-End Encryption Ban, Says the Laws of Mathematics Don’t Apply Down Under

“The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia”, said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today. He has been rightly mocked for this nonsense claim, that foreshadows moves to require online messaging providers to provide law enforcement with back door access to encrypted messages.

Source: Australian PM Calls for End-to-End Encryption Ban, Says the Laws of Mathematics Don’t Apply Down Under

Tech Talk: EdTech Privacy Practices and Policy Challenges for Driverless Cars

CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives.

In this episode of Tech Talk, we talk Joe Babler, who was part of a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University that looked at the privacy practices of ed tech startups.

Source: Tech Talk: EdTech Privacy Practices and Policy Challenges for Driverless Cars

WannaCry or WannaFixIt? Time for Action on Data Security

If government officials pour time and money into “solutions” targeting outdated issues, the public may remain as ill-prepared for the next botnet or malware attack as the last. Clearer thinking by policymakers about cybercrime is critical for improving how consumers and businesses prepare for the next hit.

Source: WannaCry or WannaFixIt? Time for Action on Data Security – Morning Consult

Dutch pass ‘tapping’ law, intelligence agencies may gather data en masse

The Dutch Senate passed a law early on Wednesday giving intelligence agencies broad new surveillance and other powers, including the ability to gather data from large groups of people at once.

Source: Dutch pass ‘tapping’ law, intelligence agencies may gather data en masse

UN survey finds cybersecurity gaps everywhere except Singapore

Singapore has a near-perfect approach to cybersecurity, but many other rich countries have holes in their defenses and some poorer countries are showing them how it should be done, a U.N. survey showed on Wednesday.

Source: U.N. survey finds cybersecurity gaps everywhere except Singapore | Reuters

On Encryption, Archiving, and Accountability

“As Elites Switch to Texting, Watchdogs Fear Loss of Accountability“, says a headline in today’s New York Times. The story describes a rising concern among rule enforcers and compliance officers: Secure messaging apps like WhatsApp, Signal and Confide are making inroads among lawmakers, corporate executives and other prominent communicators.

Source: On Encryption, Archiving, and Accountability

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