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UK data protection complaints spike under new GDPR rules – TechCrunch

UK data protection complaints spike under new GDPR rules – TechCrunch The number of complaints filed with the UK data protection watchdog has more than doubled since the introduction of new European regulations. There were 6,281 complaints filed with the Information Commissioner’s Office between May 25 when the new GDPR …

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Very Good Security makes data ‘unhackable’ with $8.5M from Andreessen – TechCrunch

Very Good Security makes data ‘unhackable’ with $8.5M from Andreessen – TechCrunch “You can’t hack what isn’t there,” Very Good Security co-founder Mahmoud Abdelkader tells me. His startup assumes the liability of storing sensitive data for other companies, substituting dummy credit card or Social Security numbers for the real ones. …

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What can we learn from the Dixons data breach that blew up after disclosure – TechCrunch

What can we learn from the Dixons data breach that blew up after disclosure – TechCrunch European consumer electronics retailer Dixons Carphone’s apologetic admission yesterday that a 2017 data breach was in fact considerably worse than it first reported suggests disclosures of major breaches could get a bit more messy — at …

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AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project – TechCrunch

AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project – TechCrunch Technology is the proverbial double-edged sword. And an experimental European research project is ensuring this axiom cuts very close to the industry’s bone indeed by applying machine learning technology to critically sift big tech’s privacy policies — …

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Brazil’s Central Bank Plans Blockchain Data Exchange for Regulators

Brazil’s Central Bank Plans Blockchain Data Exchange for Regulators Brazil could soon have a new blockchain platform to ensure the authenticity of information exchanged between financial authorities. Brazil’s central bank, Banco Central do Brasil (BCB), announced Tuesday that it has built the platform in order to allow secure data sharing between …

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UK watchdog issues $330k fine for Yahoo’s 2014 data breach – TechCrunch

UK watchdog issues $330k fine for Yahoo’s 2014 data breach – TechCrunch Another fallout from the massive Yahoo data breach that dates back to 2014: The UK’s data watchdog has just issued a £250,000 (~$334k) penalty for violations of the Data Protection Act 1998. Yahoo, which has since been acquired by …

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Instapaper on pause in Europe to fix GDPR compliance “issue” – TechCrunch

Instapaper on pause in Europe to fix GDPR compliance “issue” – TechCrunch Remember Instapaper? The Pinterest-owned, read-it-later bookmarking service is taking a break in Europe — apparently while it works on achieving compliance with the region’s updated privacy framework, GDPR, which will start being applied from tomorrow. Instapaper’s notification does …

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Facebook faces fresh criticism over ad targeting of sensitive interests – TechCrunch

Facebook faces fresh criticism over ad targeting of sensitive interests – TechCrunch Is Facebook trampling over laws that regulate the processing of sensitive categories of personal data by failing to ask people for their explicit consent before it makes sensitive inferences about their sex life, religion or political beliefs? Or …

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