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May 4, 2017

Companies can lower the risk of massive fines under the new European Union privacy regime by embracing encryption of personal data, privacy attorneys and data security professionals told Bloomberg BNA.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect...

March 28, 2017

Privacy advocates have criticized U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd after she called for security services to be able to access encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp in order to fight terrorism.

Rudd said there must be “no place for terrorists to hide” following Wedne...

March 2, 2017

The Email Privacy Act, a persistent attempt to update the antiquated U.S. electronic privacy law, has returned to Capitol Hill for the third time since 2013.

The bill aims to amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986, which created a legislative fra...

January 13, 2017

A reported 'backdoor' in WhatsApp could undermine the security of private messages.

WhatsApp has a backdoor that could allow Facebook to intercept and read encrypted messages, it is claimed.

According to a report in The Guardian, the way WhatsApp has implemented its end-...

January 8, 2017

Canada’s Public Consultation on National Security: The notion that we are being watched digitally has, seemingly overnight, become something many people now accept as a fact of life in the modern, post-Snowden world. Much of the news around citizen privacy, as always,...

Ask anyone on the street, and they’ll probably tell you that using electronic, or paperless, billing and statements is a good thing. When introduced more than a decade ago, paperless billing was touted as an environmental savior.

More than an estimated 500 billion bills...

December 16, 2016

A catastrophic case of déjà vu for Yahoo, as a second mega data breach is disclosed by the company. This one is even worse – with one billion user accounts reportedly compromised in what has become the biggest data breach of all time.

‘Unfathomable’ and ‘unprecedented’...

November 3, 2016

The Investigatory Powers Bill has passed its third reading in the House of Lords. The House of Lords did suggest some amendments to the bill, which means the bill will be thrown back to the House of Commons for a final 'look over', and is expected to become law by the...

October 29, 2016

I share insights, talk fears, and discuss the risks with renown cybersecurity expert and certified ethical hacker Charles Tendell, on The Charles Tendell Show. 

You may not have noticed. But Facebook released it “Secret Conversation” for its messenger app. But its...

October 19, 2016

Top techies at British banks are being encouraged to share information about cyberattacks following revelations that the financial sector is under-reporting breaches to regulators.

According to the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, only five attacks were reported in 201...

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