Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that reportedly received data on up to 87 million Facebook users without their consent, shut down on Wednesday. The company had worked on the 2016 campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump. But its backers have launched a new firm, called Emerdata.
Jan Koum, WhatsApp's co-founder, is leaving Facebook. His departure marks another exit of a high-level privacy and security advocate. If Facebook continues to lose those who could better influence the social networking site's worrying views toward user data, what does that mean for the rest of us?
Twitter is now caught up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal: The social network sold public Twitter data to Aleksandr Kogan, the same person who sold Facebook data to Cambridge Analytica. Twitter says Kogan obtained no private information on users.
What are some of the complexities of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which will be enforced beginning May 25? Gerald Beuchelt, CISO at LogMeIn, offers compliance insights in an in-depth interview.
Can technology solve the problem of giving law enforcement access to all encrypted communications without additional risks to the public? Software legend Ray Ozzie says he has an idea. But it's unlikely to quell the debate over hard-to-break encryption.
As the world prepares for GDPR enforcement, a new Privacy Maturity Benchmark study finds that 65 percent of respondents say their organizations experience sales delays because of data privacy issues. Cisco's Michelle Dennedy outlines the concept of data friction.
Thirty-four companies have signed on to the Microsoft-led Cybersecurity Tech Accord, which is aimed at protecting civilians from cybercriminal and state-sponsored attacks. The agreement crucially includes a pledge not to help governments with cyberattacks
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which will be enforced beginning May 25, potentially could evolve into a defacto global standard, says Pavan Duggal, advocate in the Supreme Court of India.
The Reserve Bank of India is requiring that payment system operators store all their data domestically. Many security practitioners and payment companies in India have lauded the move, stating that the mandate could lead to quicker resolution of breach cases.
At the first of two Congressional hearings this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday faced questions from Republicans and Democrats alike about whether the government should more closely regulate his firm and others.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg informally met with U.S. lawmakers on Monday ahead of two congressional hearings, where he is expected to face a bruising examination. One senator was blunt with Zuckerberg, contending that on data privacy "Facebook failed us."