A European Commission effort to require instant messenger apps such as WhatsApp and iMessage to scan for child sexual abuse material would likely violate Europeans' human rights and weaken encryption protections for consumers, a leaked document from the commission's internal legal service says.
Members of the U.K. Parliament considering modifications to national privacy law heard assurances Wednesday that the European Union will go along with them. "U.K. GDPR retains all the rights of the European citizens," said John Edwards, U.K. Information Commissioner said Wednesday.
A European Parliament committee investigating commercial spyware tools such as Pegasus recommended new regulatory safeguards but dropped a preliminary call for a moratorium. Members condemned "major violations of EU law in Poland and Hungary" for those governments' use of commercial spyware.
As many countries in APAC are coming out with their own privacy laws, the region is fast becoming the epicenter of data protection developments around the globe, said Raymund Liboro, former commissioner and chairman of the National Privacy Commission, Philippines.
Regulators are continuing their campaign to enforce compliance with the HIPAA "right of access" provision. HHS on Monday said it had slapped a solo-practitioner psychotherapy counselor with a $15,000 settlement in a dispute involving a father who sought medical records of his three minor children.
The challenges in building a privacy program to comply with laws and regulations across multiple jurisdictions and verticals are numerous, especially since much has changed in the past decade, said Nishant Bhajaria, director of privacy engineering, architecture and analytics at Uber One.
Organizations need to look at privacy at a strategic and "almost cellular level" that is in constant motion, said Michelle Dennedy, CEO of PrivacyCode. "It's generative privacy." Dennedy said that nearly 75% of the world is governed by a GDPR-like scheme, and it's time for the U.S. to follow suit.
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An Idaho federal court dismissed the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against data analytics vendor Kochava in a bid by the agency to permanently stop the company from selling geolocation data collected from mobile devices. The agency can file an amended complaint within 30 days.
The University of Iowa Health Care is facing a proposed class action lawsuit from a patient who alleges that online tracking tools embedded into the medical center's websites secretly transmitted sensitive personal and health information to Facebook.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is seeking tougher sanctions for Facebook after determining that several gaps exist in the company's compliance with a 2020 consent decree mandating privacy improvements. The company will have 30 days to respond and could challenge tougher privacy rules in court.
Pre-RSA social media gaming predicted it. Many predicted they would loath it. And it happened: Discussions at this year's RSA conference again and again came back to generative artificial intelligence - but with a twist. Even some of the skeptics professed their conversion to the temple of AI.
Healthcare sector entities' reliance on specialty and legacy equipment, including imaging systems and other gear, continues to present attractive targets for threat actors and a growing risk for medical providers, said Frank Catucci, CTO and head of research at security firm Invicti Security.
The threat posed by cybercriminals and fraudsters creates shared risks across the financial services industry including fintech companies. But fintech firms can balance rapid innovation with security and work with each other and governments to repel attackers, said Razorpay CISO Hilal Lone.
Testifying before Congress in 1991, Winn Schwartau coined the term "electronic Pearl Harbor." The chief visionary officer of The Security Awareness Company stands by his prediction, pointing to a mounting number of attacks. Now the world needs to worry about security and privacy in the metaverse.