Australian National University has detected a data breach that resulted in the copying of "significant amounts" of staff and student data stretching back 19 years. The intrusion began in late 2018 and was detected on May 17.
Unlike the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Protection Act is very prescriptive in nature, says Subhajit Deb of Dr Reddy's Laboratories, a global pharmaceutical company. In a video interview, he offers compliance insights.
Post-GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act was the first piece of US legislation to emerge - but it's hardly the last. Attorney Sadia Mirza of Troutman Sanders talks about the potential impact of CCPA and other pending privacy legislation.
Global payment companies Mastercard and Visa say they are making progress toward storing all their data on Indians within the country and wiping out data related to Indian transactions that's stored overseas. The moves are an effort to comply with Reserve Bank of India's directive on data localization.
News aggregator Flipboard has initiated a systemwide password reset affecting as many as 150 million users following two database intrusions. Flipboard doesn't collect ID or financial information, but users could be at risk if they have reused their Flipboard password on other services.
Retired Supreme Court Justice B.N. Srikrishna, who headed the committee that drafted the proposed Indian data protection bill, acknowledges that the bill's breach notification requirements will need further clarification.
One year after Europe's tough new GDPR privacy law went into full effect, authorities in Britain have seen the number of annual data breach notifications more than quadruple. Meanwhile, the number of data protection complaints filed by Europeans has doubled.
A security researcher has reported that the mobile phone numbers, and in some cases, other information, of 300 million Indians that use the Truecaller caller ID app are available for sale on the dark web. But the maker of the app says its database was not breached.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to begin a second term as a result of the recently completed elections, which saw the Bharatiya Janata Party retain control of Parliament, some security experts are upbeat about the prospects for cybersecurity progress in India.
The former owner of the company behind the LeakedSource.com website, which trafficked in billions of stolen login credentials, will pay a fine equivalent to the money he made off the scam, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Despite multiple government agencies being formed to fight cybercrime, efforts need to be made for better coordination between them, said Lt Gen (retd) Rajesh Pant, the newly appointed national cybersecurity coordinator, PM Office, Government of India.
There's been a potential leak of personally identifiable information from Instagram, but it's not clear yet whether the data on 49 million users came directly from the social media company. A database that was left online without password protection has since been taken down.
The Department of Homeland Security is warning that Chinese-made drones could be sending sensitive data back to their manufacturers, where it can be accessed by the government, according to news reports.
Data localization would increase costs to cloud service providers and change the services available for consumers, says Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy, country manager, India, for BSA, who calls for minimizing regulatory burdens.