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1Password adds a ‘travel mode’ to keep your passwords safe at the border

1Password received a handy new feature last week that allows the app to temporarily remove all passwords, credit cards, and other stored data from a user’s devices. The feature is called Travel Mode, and it was created to protect users worried about running into trouble with security agents while traveling.

Source: 1Password adds a ‘travel mode’ to keep your passwords safe at the border – The Verge

The next big personal data attack waiting to happen…

With data security of all organisations under significant threat from external actors, all organisations need to review the security of processing personal data as a matter of urgency. And such reviews must include the use of Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) as well as the Internet of Things (IoT) used in the workplace.

Source: The next big personal data attack waiting to happen… | Ardi Kolah LL.M | Pulse | LinkedIn

ICO: Open banking ‘a key way’ for banks to meet data portability duties under the GDPR

The adoption of open banking could help payment service providers (PSPs) meet their obligations under new EU data protection laws, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.

Source: ICO: Open banking ‘a key way’ for banks to meet data portability duties under the GDPR

New tools safeguard Census data about where you live and work

A team led by Duke University, in collaboration with the Census Bureau, has developed new methods that enable people to learn as much as possible from Census data and other government workforce statistics for things like disaster management, policy-making and funding decisions, while guaranteeing that no one can trace the data back to your household or business.

Source: New tools safeguard Census data about where you live and work

Germany′s highest court rules IP addresses may be saved in interest of cybersecurity

Cybersecurity takes priority over a person’s data protection rights in some cases, the Federal Court has ruled. This specifically refers to the right to save IP addresses as defense against cyberattacks.

Source: Germany′s highest court rules IP addresses may be saved in interest of cybersecurity | News | DW | 16.05.2017

Cyber attack eases, hacking group threatens to sell code

Shadow Brokers, the group that has taken credit for that leak, threatened on Tuesday to release more recent code to enable hackers to break into the world’s most widely used computers, software and phones.

Source: Cyber attack eases, hacking group threatens to sell code | Reuters

UK’s ICO to investigate use of data analytics for political purposes

Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, has announced today that she has launched a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes.  In response to a question from PL&B, she confirmed in open session at the ICO Conference in March, that the ICO was assessing the use of micro-targeting by the Leave Campaign in the EU referendum. Now the initial look at the role of Cambridge Analytica (CA) and partner companies abroad has broadened into this formal investigation into micro-targeting services.

Source: Information Commissioner to investigate use of data analytics for political purposes including companies operating internationally – Privacy Laws & Business

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