April 2018

Facebook to exclude 1.5 billion users from the GDPR
In 2008 Facebook set up its international headquarters in Ireland to benefit from the low corporate tax. This meant that all users outside of the US and Canada were protected [...]
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Microsoft Outlook vulnerability allows hackers to steal Windows passwords
In November 2016, Microsoft was alerted to a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook by security researcher Will Dormann. Only this month-18 months later, has Microsoft released a patch to address the [...]
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Countdown to May 25th: time to take your GDPR preparation to the next level
Companies and consumers suffered a record number of cyber-attacks and data breaches last year as businesses failed to keep data private and customers had little control over how companies used [...]
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YouTube accused of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
A group of over 20 consumers of child safety and privacy advocacy groups has accused YouTube of breaching child protection laws within the US. The group has filed a complaint [...]
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Don’t let your printer be your GDPR downfall!
Consider this… can your organisation afford to pay a fine of 4% of its annual turnover because of a data breach caused by an unprotected printer? The likely answer is [...]
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Under Armour reports MyFitnessPal data breach affecting 150 million accounts
In 2015 Under Armour bought MyFitnessPal website and app for $475 million, which provides nutrition and exercise functionality. It forms part of Under Armours connected fitness division, whose revenue last [...]
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