Employees in the UK expressed greater understanding of privacy laws, and better training opportunities, than those in the U.S., the ObserveIT survey reveals. The survey polled 1,000 full-time employees in the United States and United Kingdom to determine their understanding of their organizations’ current privacy regulations. New policies and regulations dictating organizations’ handling of sensitive…

Last week, Apple introduced several new privacy features to its latest mobile operating system, iOS 13. The Internet, predictably, expressed doubt, questioning Apple’s oversized influence, its exclusive pricing model that puts privacy out of reach for anyone who can’t drop hundreds of dollars on a mobile phone, and its continued, near-dictatorial control of the App…

John Suffolk told a committee hearing that Huawei has sought guidance from its attorneys to see if a Chinese law on domestic companies’ cooperation with the government on security matters could force it to conduct foreign intelligence work. The legislation has been cited by US President Donald Trump’s administration in its attempts to force governments…

More than one third (36%) of adults aged 16–75 trust companies and organizations with their personal data more since GDPR came into effect one year ago, according to TrustArc. There are positive sentiments toward enforcement activity, and half (47%) of respondents have exercised some of their GDPR privacy rights. 57% of respondents are also more…

New protections for consumers, such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)— which is celebrating its first anniversary, and the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), provide consumers with added protections to ensure their privacy and prevent issues related to data theft or misuse. They do this by defining what is meant by personally…

Publicly traded companies suffering the worst data breaches averaged a 7.5 percent decrease in stock price, a Bitglass report reveals. Bitglass researched the three largest data breaches of publicly traded companies from each of the last three years in order to uncover cybersecurity trends and demonstrate the extensive damage that can be done by improper…

In the year since it went into effect, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has heightened awareness of data privacy issues and driven some important changes in how US companies handle consumer data. However, most organizations appear to be a long way off from implementing GDPR’s core requirement for a privacy-by-design model for…

It’s hard to believe we’ve almost reached the one-year anniversary of the date the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. Leading up to that May 25, 2018 date, news headlines were dominated by fear, uncertainty and doubt over whether organizations would successfully comply in time. Over the past year, we saw an endless…