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Alphabet.inc sued for Google data breach and alleged sexual misconduct

Google are up against a “credible basis” for suspicious mismanagement at Google parent firm, Alphabet, following a lawsuit filed in Delaware last week.

Investigations into Alphabet have reached Chancery Court in the eastern US state of Delaware, regarding official documents linked to the way the firm dealt with allegations of sexual misconduct that were made against some of Google’s C-suite members.

Source: Alphabet.inc sued for Google data breach and alleged sexual misconduct

EE failures show how data breaches damage lives

Safeguarding personal data and protecting those to whom the data belongs are often referred to in relation to modern data legislation, but less coverage is given to the real ways a data breach can impact upon a victim’s life.

A recent BBC report reveals the harrowing events that can take place when data security practice is not up to standard, and private information falls into the wrong hands.

Full article: EE failures show how data breaches damage lives

Hackers stole nearly half a billion personal records in 2018

Hackers stole nearly 447 million consumer records containing sensitive personal information last year, according to the 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report from the Identity Theft Resource Center.

That’s a jump of 126 percent from 2017 (when roughly 198 million sensitive records were stolen) and a new record for the number of compromised files in a single year.

Source: You’ve been breached: Hackers stole nearly half a billion personal records in 2018

Google’s new Chrome Extension checks your passwords are still secure

A new Chrome Extension from Google called Password Checkup will automatically check whether your passwords have been exposed in a data breach.

Once installed, the extension checks any login details you use — Google says “most” US sites are supported — against a database of around four billion usernames and passwords, and warns you if it finds a match.

Source: Google’s new Chrome Extension checks your passwords are still secure – The Verge

UK in top three as GDPR data breaches in EU near 60,000

More than 59,000 data breaches have been reported to regulators across Europe since GDPR came into force last May, with the UK in the top three – behind Netherlands and Germany – when it comes the most reported breaches.

Source: UK in top three as GDPR data breaches in EU near 60,000 | www.dataiq.co.uk

Russia accuses social media giants of flouting data breach laws

The Russian communication watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has begun legal proceedings against Facebook and Twitter for an apparent breach of data laws.

A civil case has been levelled at the popular social media platforms for, Russia maintains, failing to give more details on how they can achieve compliance with the eastern country’s data laws.

Source: Russia accuses social media giants of flouting data breach laws

Dutch Data Protection Authority received record amount of data breach notifications in 2018

Dutch Data Protection Authority received record amount of data breach notifications in 2018. Earlier today, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) issued a press release stating that it received 20,881 notifications of data breaches in 2018.

In comparison to 2017, the amount of data breach notifications has (more than) doubled.

Source: NETHERLANDS: Dutch Data Protection Authority received record amount of data breach notifications in 2018. Earlier today…

GDPR Compliance Lowers Data Breach Frequency and Impact Says Report

Companies that follow the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) experience extra benefits such as lower frequency and effect of data breaches, as well as fewer records being impacted in the attacks, shorter downtimes and lower overall costs.

Full article: GDPR Compliance Lowers Data Breach Frequency and Impact Says Report

Data breach insurance: A three-part problem

There are a few problems. The first is whether companies can insure against a court-awarded fine.

The second is whether insurance companies can accurately price the risk. The third is whether, once you’ve secured insurance, it will actually pay out.

Full article: Data breach insurance: A three-part problem

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