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German laptop retailer fined €10.4m under GDPR for video-monitoring employees

German data regulator LfD announced a €10.4M fine under GDPR against the online laptop and electronic goods retailer NBB for video-monitoring employees. The State Commissioner for Data Protection (LfD) Lower Saxony announced a €10.4 million fine under the GDPR against an online laptop and electronic goods retailer NBB’s (notebooksbilliger.de) for video-mo
Publish At:2021-01-18 06:06 | Read:119 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations GDPR Hacking h

EU Digital Services and Digital Markets Acts aim at setting new rules for tech giants

The European Union is going to unveil two laws, the Digital Services and Digital Markets Acts, that will impose new rules for tech giants. The European Union is set to unveil two laws, the Digital Services and Digital Markets Acts, that aim at defining new rules for the digital market, especially for the operations of ùtech giants operate. The proposed
Publish At:2020-12-16 14:12 | Read:204 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations EU Facebook Go

EU bodies agree on new EU export rules for dual-use technology

The European Union this week agreed to tighten up rules for the sale and export of dual-use technology. European Parliament votes to tighten up rules for the sale and export of surveillance and encryption technology. EU lawmakers and the European Council aim to update controls for the sale of dual-use solutions such as surveillance spyware, facial reco
Publish At:2020-11-11 07:53 | Read:343 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations

German authorities raid the offices of the FinFisher surveillance firm

Earlier this month, German authorities have raided the offices of FinFisher, the German surveillance software firm, accused of providing its software to oppressive regimes. German authorities have raided the offices of FinFisher, the popular German surveillance firm as part of an investigation into the alleged sale of their software to oppressiv
Publish At:2020-10-14 16:53 | Read:529 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Malware FinFisher FinSpy

Five Eyes nations plus India and Japan call for encryption backdoor once again

Members of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance once again call for tech firms to engineer backdoors into end-to-end and device encryption. States of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance (US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), plus Japan and India, once again call for tech firms to implement backdoors into end-to-end and device encryption. “We, the
Publish At:2020-10-13 03:25 | Read:642 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations backdoor encryption Five

Indonesia Soon to Become the Fifth ASEAN Country to Adapt Data Privacy Laws

Earlier this year, Indonesia joined the ranks with the first four ASEAN countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand to have enacted laws relating to personal data protection. On January 28th, Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology announced that the final draft for the Personal Data Protection Act has been s
Publish At:2020-10-07 13:41 | Read:565 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations Asia Data Priv

UK NCSC releases the Vulnerability Disclosure Toolkit

The British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released a guideline, dubbed The Vulnerability Disclosure Toolkit, for the implementation of a vulnerability disclosure process. The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a guideline, dubbed The Vulnerability Disclosure Toolkit, on how to implement a vulnerability disclosure process. The
Publish At:2020-09-15 10:18 | Read:424 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Laws and regulations Vulnerability

US Federal systems must be covered by vulnerability-disclosure policies by March 2021

A new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) mandate requires U.S. agencies to implement vulnerability-disclosure policies by March 2021. The U.S. government’s cybersecurity agency CISA has issued a mandate that requires federal agencies to implement vulnerability-disclosure policies (VDPs) by March 2021. The main purpose of vulnerab
Publish At:2020-09-07 06:47 | Read:681 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security CISA Hacking vul

The Australian government wants to respond to attacks on critical infrastructure

The Australian government aims at giving itself the power to manage the response of private enterprises to cyber attacks on critical infrastructure. The Australian government wants to increase the security of critical infrastructure, for this reason, it plans to manage the response of private enterprises to cyber attacks targeting them. According to a
Publish At:2020-08-17 03:24 | Read:765 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking ICS-SCADA In

EU has imposed sanctions on foreign actors for the first time ever

For the first-ever time, the EU has imposed economical sanctions on Russia, China, and North Korea following cyber-attacks aimed at the EU and its member states. The Council of the European Union announced sanctions imposed on a Russia-linked military espionage unit, as well as companies operating for Chinese and North Korean threat actors that launched c
Publish At:2020-07-31 06:00 | Read:731 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence Laws and regula

President Trump’s executive order bans foreign electrical equipment from national power grid

US power grid will not include any equipment manufactured by foreign states for security reasons, this states the executive order signed by President Trump. This week President Trump signed an executive order that prohibits operators of US power grids to buy and install electrical equipment that has been manufactured outside the US. “I furth
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:26 | Read:917 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Hacking information secur

New York Attorney General asks domain registrars to crack down on coronavirus scam sites

New York Attorney General asks domain registrars, including GoDaddy, and Namecheap, to crack down on coronavirus scam sites. The Coronavirus-themed attacks continue to increase, experts warn of thousands of COVID-19 scam and malware sites are being created every day. The New York Attorney General asks GoDaddy, Namecheap, Register.com, and Endurance In
Publish At:2020-03-24 08:26 | Read:1082 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Laws and regulations coronavirus c

Trump signed a bill to help small telecoms replace Huawei equipment

This week US President Donald Trump signed a bill that assigns $1 billion to small telecom providers for replacing equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE. US President Donald Trump continues its battle against the Chinese telco giants Huawei and ZTE, this week he has signed a bill that assigns $1 billion to small telecom providers for replacing equipmen
Publish At:2020-03-14 18:21 | Read:1191 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Laws and regulations China cyber

$1B to help telecom carriers to “rip and replace” Huawei and ZTE equipment

US Congress passed legislation offering $1 billion to help telecom carriers “rip and replace” equipment from Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE. On Thursday, US lawmakers have passed legislation that plans to give $1 billion to telecom carriers to “rip and replace” equipment from Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. The measure approv
Publish At:2020-03-02 06:00 | Read:1254 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security China Cyberespio

Google sued by New Mexico attorney general for collecting student data through its Education Platform

New Mexico sues Google for allegedly using the Google for Education platform to gather personal and private data from children. Google is facing a new lawsuit for allegedly using the Google for Education platform to gather personal and private data from students with an age of less than 13 years. The lawsuit was filed by the state of New Mexico Attorne
Publish At:2020-02-23 10:15 | Read:1399 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations Google for Edu

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