The commission decided today to repeal the regulations put in place under the Obama administration, prompting criticism that the move would not only choke freedom but would compromise security and privacy.
May 2018 signals a watershed moment for data protection regulation which should be seen an opportunity for greater emphasis to be afforded to information security, and the processes that support this across organisations.
For more than a year, even as it negotiated with regulators in the US over privacy infractions, Uber hid a massive hack that resulted in cyber-thieves pilfering the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers.
As the GDPR clock ticks down to implementation, it is clear that this will not be a non-event like the Millennium Bug - it will happen and there will be dire consequences, potentially company-closures, in the event of non-compliance.
The FIDO Europe Working Group launched today with the aim of accelerating the use of FIDO authentication standards in Europe. SC Media UK spoke to Alain Martin, co-chair of the new FIDO Europe Working Group.
GDPR: It's important to put data intelligence tools in place that will allow you not only to conduct an audit of the data you have collected in the past but also address compliance in the future says Rob Perry.
SMBs in the UK with operations or supply chain in the EU need to focus their attention on GDPR and security posture; there is a level of scrutiny around data management that many SMBs are unlikely to have experienced before.
GDPR - Process change is just the beginning, but more interestingly we will see new technologies and use-cases being born and blossom that we can't yet imagine says Todd Ruback.
Ahead of GDPR, even minor breaches are now being reported, with the UK government agency, the Homes and Communities agency, notifying the ICO of a limited breach of its information security policy on Monday 9 October.
Under GDPR, organisations must notify customers and authorities of a breach within 72 hours of becoming aware of the attack. James Barrett suggests this will transform how breaches are handled, including by companies like Equifax.
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.
What is the basis for the ban on Kaspersky products being used by US government authorities? Is it retaliation for Russia's foreign software ban, fear of potential government pressure, intelligence on actual threats - or prejudice?
Commercial multi-user gateways may only be licensed where the supplier can demonstrate that callers can be identified following Security Minister direction to Ofcom to ensure government access to information.
Implementation of GDPR could potentially spell the end of almost one in five European businesses says Petter Nordwall, particularly if regulators come out swinging and impose maximum fines for data breaches.
Ignoring GDPR is not an option.Richard Menear notes how history has shown us that the regulators will be looking for a few companies where they can impose a big fine to set an example for the rest of the industry.
The US government's decision to ban Kaspersky Lab security software raised concerns from users over their own Kaspersky purchases and drew a sharp rebuke from the Kremlin about anti-competitive practices
Tomorrow the UK's new Data Protection Bill is to be published as part of a multi-billion pound National Cyber Security Strategy
Organisations will have to ask permission first before being allowed to conduct electronic monitoring of staff.
All organisations based at least partially online and handling data across the EU must comply with the new GDPR rules yet 69 percent of UK businesses are not ready. Being unprepared is dangerous warns Dr Jamie Graves.
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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) fined TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC £100,000 because it did not have appropriate technical or organisational measures in place to keep personal data secure.
Under an (NIS) directive being adopted by the UK, CNI providers will face fines of £17 million or up to four percent of annual turnover if they fail to protect critical infrastructure from loss of services due to cyber-attacks.
The UK government has issued a range of guidelines designed to ensure vehicle design includes cyber-security at all stages of development.
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When you've got one law that require more data collection, and another which requires less, there's debate in whether the two might collide.
While states are likely to support the idea of a Geneva Convention for cyber-warfare and espionage, it is not likely to be observed when its so difficult to verify attribution.
In a speech at the ICO's annual Data Protection Practitioners Conference in Manchester, the information commissioner said GDPR is bringing about a major culture change, and companies should strive to make the handling of customer data a top priority.
Guidelines to payment service providers, supplied by the European Central Bank, call for reporting of a breach within two hours compared to the EU GDPR requirement for reporting within 72 hours.
South Africa is encouraging input into its national Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security bill designed to tackle soaring cyber-crime in the country.