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Small businesses vulnerable to cyberattacks but don’t act

Small businesses suffered a barrage of computer invasions last year but most took no action to shore up their security afterward, according to a survey by insurer Hiscox. It found that 47 percent of small businesses reported that they had one attack in 2017, and 44 percent said they had two to four attacks.

Source: Get started: Small businesses vulnerable to cyberattacks, then don’t act

Algorithms and artificial intelligence: CNIL’s report on the ethical issues

Numerous initiatives on the governance of artificial intelligence are currently being undertaken. In this context, this report aims at giving an overview of the main ethical matters which are raised, and to increase the collective awareness on these issues in civil society.

Source: Algorithms and artificial intelligence: CNIL’s report on the ethical issues

How the ePrivacy Regulation will Affect the Design of Digital Services

On May 14, 2018, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP published a study on how the ePrivacy Regulation will affect the design and user experiences of digital services.

The Study was prepared by Normally, a data product and service design studio, whom CIPL had asked for an independent expert opinion on user experience design.

Source: CIPL Publishes Study on How the ePrivacy Regulation will Affect the Design of Digital Services

Personalization Gets A Like – From Some Consumers, Anyway

Consumers don’t half mind the barrage of personalized messages they get. But the offers have to be relevant, according to Consumers Value Personalization, a study by Periscope by McKinsey. And attitudes vary by location.

Among U.S. consumers, 50% like personalized communications and 16% like them a lot; only 20% dislike them. In contrast, 38% of UK respondents welcome them, along with 37% of the French and 29% of the Germans. And around 30% in all countries simply don’t care if they get personalized messages.

Source: Personalization Gets A Like — From Some Consumers, Anyway 05/11/2018

Small Firms Up to 20 Times More Likely to be Breached

Small Firms Up to 20 Times More Likely to be Breached. Terbium Labs findings come from analysis of breached dark web data.

“Smaller companies make easier targets because they don’t have the resources to effectively defend themselves. Most attacks are automated, so it makes little difference to an attacker if they steal 1,000 personal data records from 100 smaller companies, or if they steal 100,000 personal data records from one company,” explained Terbium Labs CEO, Danny Rogers.

Source: Small Firms Up to 20 Times More Likely to be Breached – Infosecurity Magazine

Only 55% of users would change password if they were hacked

A recent study found that 91% of people know using the same password for multiple accounts is wrong but 59% do it anyway.

According to the study, 5 million records are breached daily, yet few people proactively change their passwords or create passwords that would be difficult for hackers to break. The survey reminds readers that, on average, it takes organizations 66 days to contain a breach and 161 days just to identify that one has even occurred.

Source: Report: Only 55% of users would change password if they were hacked – TechRepublic

Americans don’t trust tech companies on data privacy

Americans have finally started to lose faith in tech companies’ ability to protect their information, according to a survey fielded by HarrisX, a research consultancy, within 24 hours of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress.

58% of respondnets believe regulation of Facebook and other social media companies is inevitable.

Source: Americans don’t trust tech companies on data privacy – Axios

New study highlights lack of GDPR preparedness

New major survey carried out by the Ponemon Institute has revealed that many companies are behind schedule to achieve Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance by the looming May deadline.

The survey results show that 40 percent of companies only expect to achieve compliance with the regulation after May 25, when the Regulation comes into effect.

Source: New study highlights lack of GDPR preparedness

Trends in Privacy Law Compensation

There is a strong need for in-house mid-to-senior level corporate privacy protection counsel.

Our data trends indicate that compensation packages have increased significantly over the past few years. Base salaries are up, sign on bonuses have become more common, and equity packages are more aggressive.

Source: Trends in Privacy Law Compensation – Executive Search | Executive Recruiter | Compliance Jobs | JW Michaels

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