Home » Privacy & Data Protection (page 2)

Privacy & Data Protection

FICO: Best Practices to Prevent Data Breaches

A record number of data breaches occurred in 2012—a dramatic 48% increase from 2011 in the US alone—resulting in billions of dollars in fraud losses FICO has compiled a comprehensive set of best practices for managing the risks associated with data breaches.  These protective measures are based on an analysis of clients who have experienced breaches, combined with input from ... Read More »

Adobe Data Breach More Extensive Than Previously Disclosed

According to Reuters, Adobe Systems Inc reported on Oct. 29, 2013 that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts. The company disclosed the breach on October 3, stating attackers took credit card information and other data from nearly 3 million ... Read More »

Who says US Data Protection Standards are Lower than in the EU?

Recently Viviane Reding, the commissioner overseeing data protection, stated:  “The safe-harbour agreement may not be so safe after all, it could be a loophole” that allowed companies to shift data to the US where “data protection standards are lower than our European ones”.   Referring to one of the NSA programmes revealed by Mr Snowden, a former NSA contractor. Ms. ... Read More »

Regulatory Update June 2013 from Regulatory Strategies

Here are the latest headlines courtesy Regulatory Strategies UK: ICO 2012/2013 annual report The Information Commissioner’s Office published its annual report during June. The ICO has stated that the next year will see organisations recognise the need to handle customer data properly – only 10% of organisations understood the legal limitations of how they can use personal information. Data Profiling: ... Read More »

Online Businesses Fret about New EU Data Privacy Rules

More than two-thirds of online retailers say that proposed changes to EU data protection rules will damage business, according to a poll by Europe’s largest e-commerce association.  The European Commission has remained steadfast on its revision to the Data Protection Directive despite heavy lobbying from companies and the US, which have sought to water down the rules. The survey by ... Read More »

Privacy, Data Protection and Consumer Rights: Big Government spying on Citizens …. Where does this leave Common Sense?

BIIA’s chairman David Worlock and BIIA’s Deputy Managing Director Phil Cotter have gone to bat on the intrusiveness of ‘big brother’ government (not just the US) in spying on its and other countries’ citizens.  David Worlock’s ‘thoughts from the bottom of his garden’ and Phil Cotter’s comments make interesting reading. The discussion can be found on VBZV is about to ... Read More »