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2018 global legislative predictions in privacy

Taking a look at the activities of 2017, it’s clear that the coming year will see lots of movement on the privacy front. This week’s Privacy Tracker legislative roundup consists of contributions from around the globe on expected and potential legislation. With more than 20 entries coming in from countries and regions spanning Argentina to Zimbabwe, hopefully we’ve hit on some important upcoming developments you should have on your radar.

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Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software

President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence.

Source: Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software

New Ransomware ‘Bad Rabbit’ Spreading Quickly Through Russia and Ukraine

There’s a potentially massive new ransomware spreading in Eastern Europe. The malware, dubbed Bad Rabbit, has hit three Russian media outlets, including the news agency Interfax, according to Russian security firm Group-IB. Once it infects a computer, Bad Rabbit displays a message in red letters on a black background, an aesthetic used in the massive NotPetya ransomware outbreak.

Source: New Ransomware ‘Bad Rabbit’ Spreading Quickly Through Russia and Ukraine – Motherboard

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