EU lawmakers threaten businesses relying on Privacy Shield

A vote by European Union lawmakers seeking to suspend Privacy Shield could spell bad news for businesses that have built their GDPR compliance strategy on adherence to the EU-U.S. data transfer agreement’s principles. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, like its predecessor the Data Protection Directive, authorizes the export of EU citizens’ personal information only to jurisdictions that provide an adequate level of privacy protection. Privacy Shield, an agreement signed…

July 16, 2018

Smashing Security #086: Elon Musk submarine scams and 2FA bypass

July 12, 2018

Crypto scamming Thai cave scoundrels! $25 million to make anti-fake news videos! TimeHop data breach! Phone number port out scams! All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by B J Mendelson. Source:


$660,000 data privacy fine highlights dangers for businesses dabbling in politics

A year into an investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns, the U.K.’s privacy watchdog is hitting companies that shared data with political parties with sanctions including a criminal prosecution and a £500,000 (US$660,000) fine. The Information Commissioner’s Office also plans to audit the activities of 11 political parties and of the main credit reference companies operating in the U.K., amid concerns that data brokers were allowing…

July 11, 2018