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Gloucester City Council fined by ICO for leaving personal information vulnerable to attack

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Gloucester City Council £100,000 after a cyber attacker accessed council employees’ sensitive personal information.

Source: Gloucester City Council fined by ICO for leaving personal information vulnerable to attack | ICO

Reasonable Retention Of Personal Information: The Compliance Advantage Of Risk-Based Polices And Procedures For Information Governance

A recent privacy breach case in Canada offers practical guidance for organizations anywhere to avoid the over-retention of personal data. A May 2017 Order from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta provides new insight into the requirement under section 35 of the Personal Information Protection Act to retain personal information only as long as reasonably required.

Source: Reasonable Retention Of Personal Information: The Compliance Advantage Of Risk-Based Polices And Procedures For Information Governance

Dani Mathers Faces Jail Time For Snapchat Photo

The former playboy model has been charged with misdemeanor invasion of privacy for the post, which she added to her public Snapchat story in July 2016, The Independent reports. In the image, a 70-year-old woman is naked, and Mathers captioned the image with, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”

Source: Dani Mathers Faces Jail Time For Snapchat Photo

Facebook faces fines, investigations in EU

One day after Italy’s antitrust regulators announced Facebook has been fined 3 million euros for putting an “excessive emphasis” on the need to agree with new data-sharing terms and conditions following its acquisition of WhatsApp, privacy regulators from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, and Germany have announced further enforcement actions and investigations.

Source: Facebook faces fines, investigations in EU

Facebook Gets Fined By 2 European Privacy Regulators

On Tuesday Dutch and French data protection authorities issued fines to Facebook saying that its data handling practices broke their countries’ privacy rules. Authorities said Facebook had not provided users with sufficient control over how their details are used.

Sanctions are part of a growing pushback across the European Union about how Facebook collects data on EU’s residents.

Source: Facebook Gets Slap on the Wrist From 2 European Privacy Regulators – The New York Times

Encryption May Lower Fines Under New EU Privacy Regime

New EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes with high fines – up to 20 million Euros or 4% of company’s global annual revenue – whatever is higher. Though, companies can lower the risk of massive fines by encrypting personal data. Also, companies that encrypt personal data will also be exempt from the GDPR’s new mandatory data breach notification provisions.

Source: Encryption May Lower Fines Under New EU Privacy Regime

Data protection boss vows she will use new powers to fine firms up to €20m

In the interview Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon reveals intention to use powers given by new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to issue fines of up to €20 million or 4% of a company’s annual turnover.

Source: Data protection boss vows she will use new powers to fine firms up to €20m

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