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UK Privacy Watchdog to Crack Down on Tech Giants Amid Facebook and Yahoo Investigations

UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham plans strict oversight of tech firms with access to customer data and warns they could face harsh penalties for mismanaging personally identifiable information. Denham also pledged to align the UK with new EU data protection regulations after the Brexit. More at The Telegraph
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CNIL Publishes Internet Sweep Results on Connected Devices

The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has published the results of the Internet sweep on connected devices, which assessed the quality of the information provided to users of connected devices, the level of security of the data flows and the degree of user consent and ability to exercise data protection rights. Of 300 devices tested […]
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Will the Neiman Marcus Data Breach Lawsuit Set a Precedent?

Neiman Marcus Group successfully defended itself against a class action lawsuit filed after a data breach exposed credit card data for 350,000 customers, after the court determined there was no injury to customers. However, a U.S. Seventh Circuit appeals court reinstated the case, finding that customer had indeed suffered injuries in the form of feeds […]
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How Will the FTC Lawsuit Against Wyndham Affect Enterprises?

In its recent settlement of a data breach lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission, Wyndham Hotels escaped serious financial penalties, but the case itself could have wider implications, as Wyndham failed to convince the court that FTC lacks jurisdiction to regulate companies’ cybersecurity controls. More at Search Security
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FTC Denies LabMD’s Request for ‘Stay’

The Federal Trade Commission has denied LabMD’s request to stay its administrative order pending resolution of LabMD’s appeal of the order in federal court. In denying the request, FTC argued that LabMD’s appeal is unlikely to succeed; that it has not established it will suffer irreparable injury by implementing the final order; and that a […]
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National Cyber Incident Response Plan Now Available For Public Comment

The Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Incident Response Plan has been released for public comment. Building on President Barack Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive 41: United States Cyber Incident Coordination, the plan outlines the roles and responsibilities of federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and international stakeholders during a cyber incident; identifies the core […]
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End-of-Support Devices on Networks Weakening Cyberdefenses

A new report from IT solutions provider Softchoice examined more than 212,000 Cisco networking devices at 350 organizations across North America and found that nearly three quarters of businesses have devices operating on their networks that are no longer supported by the manufacturer. Ninety-six percent have devices that are no longer being sold, but are […]
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Major Tech Firms Enrolling in Privacy Shield

Tech giants including Google and Dropbox have registered with the Privacy Shield, the joint U.S.-EU framework enabling companies to exchange personal data files in compliance with EU data protection requirements. Microsoft and Amazon previously announced their intention to join. More at SC Magazine
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How Brexit Affects Data Privacy Regulations Between the US and UK

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union means the country will no longer be bound by the data privacy framework negotiated by the U.S. and EU. Britain may now have to negotiate new agreements with both entities, meaning multinational companies will have to comply with multiple sets of data privacy regulations. More at Search […]
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FTC Will Enforce Privacy on Set-Top Boxes

The Federal Trade Commission intends to ensure companies like Google adhere to the same privacy rules as cable providers if the Federal Communications Commission allows them to produce their own set-top boxes. FTC has advised FCC to require manufacturers entering the market to agree to comply with FCC privacy rules for cable and satellite providers. […]
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