The Philippines’ first comprehensive data protection law, the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (the “Act“), took effect on 8 September 2012.The Act mandated the creation of a National Privacy Commission (“NPC“) to implement….
Likely because most victims comply with their demands, the incidence of attacks by ransomware hackers has exploded in 2016. Guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) in July notes that, on average, there have been 4,000 reported ransomware attacks per day thus far in 2016, far exceeding the average of 1,000 attacks per day last year.
Bavarian DPA: fines under GDPR to be calculated based on revenues of whole company group; ICO publishes report on data security incident trends.
The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner (‘ICO’) is taking a closer look into WhatsApp’s plan to share more user data with parent company Facebook for the purposes of targeted advertising.
A recent decision out of the Northern District of California brings good news for developers of mobile apps that incorporate text messaging functions.
With all due respect to noted astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, this blog post will attempt to explain the bank privacy universe in a tiny package.
It was well known in 2012 that Dropbox suffered a data breach when its user names and passwords were compromised.
Apple has issued an urgent warning to iPhone users about a crucial iOS update that is the only way to protect iPhones from “the extremely malicious Pegasus software.”
The FBI warned this summer that the “Business Email Compromise” (“BEC”) scam continues to grow, evolve, and target businesses of all sizes.