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Top 6 steps for GDPR compliance

Effective 25 May, 2018, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, commonly called GDPR, will become not only the law of the land in Europe but across the globe.

Newsbite: New laws for driverless vehicles to look at hacking risks

The government is reviewing transport laws to take account of automated vehicles and may introduce specific new criminal offences to deal with interference, which would include vehicle hacking.

Not-for-profit Open Bug Bounty announces 100K fixed vulnerabilities

The not for profit bug bounty hunters of Open Bug Bounty recently announced its number of recorded bug bounties had reached 100,000 and it had completed the revision of its internal process to comply with ISO 29147 standards.

Trump signs bill banning Kaspersky products into law

US President Donald Trump signed into law the US National Defence Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which prohibits US federal use of products and services from Russian-based cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab.

US Senate bill would require jail time for data breach cover ups

Three US Senators have introduced a bill that would require jail time for corporate executives who do not notify consumers of a breach within 30 days.

Most UK Uber users and drivers caught up in data breach

More than half of all Uber riders and drivers in the UK were impacted by the ride-sharing company's data breach that was revealed last week.

MPs push May to block Lauri Love extradition on health grounds

A group of UK MPs has beseeched Prime Minister Theresa May to block the extradition of hacker Lauri Love to the US, saying they fear for his mental health.

Updated: DVLA selling details to parking firms seeking fines criticised

There has been speculation about the impact of incoming GDPR on government schemes that monitise the data of citizens given to them for the delivery of a service, which is then sold on without the data owner's consent.

New EU framework allows members to consider cyber-attacks acts of war

A forthcoming policy framework from the EU will declare that cyber-attacks from hostile actors can be considered an act of war that under the most serious of circumstances justifies a response with conventional weapons.

Mozilla looses trust in Dutch Certs, raises wider concerns in industry

Dutch moves to strengthen the powers of its state authorities leads Mozilla to propose excluding Dutch CAs from its trust list - could form part of a wider undermining of trust in the Internet

IP Expo: GDPR - "All of us will carry a quantum of illegality"

GDPR is built on the assumption that people are better prepared than they are, so we will fail to comply, therefore take a risk-based approach and focus on the things that matter.

US bans use of Kaspersky Labs software on government systems

Acting on concerns that Russian company Kaspersky Lab has connections to cyber-espionage activities, the US government has banned the use of Kaspersky Lab security software.

Microsoft overseas data: US judges claim extra-territorial jurisdiction

Two US judges rule against Microsoft Ireland decision in cases pitting Google against DOJ

Controversial cyber-security law about to be passed in China

The law could offer sweeping internet censorship powers to the government.