Google Fined €50m For GDPR Breaches

Google has been hit with a 50 million euros (£44m) fine for breaking EU data protection laws. The fine, issued by the France’s data protection office (CNIL), Google guilty “for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalisation.” “Users are not able to fully understand the extent of the processing […]

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WordPress GDPR Plugin Compromised

Vulnerabilities in the popular WordPress GDPR Compliance plugin, which has over 100,000 active installations have been exploited compromising thousands of websites. The plugin is designed to help websites and online shops become compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It supports plugins such as Contact Form, Gravity Forms, WordPress Comments, and WooCommerce. The vulnerability allows […]

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Facebook Facing Massive Data Breach Fines

Facebook has been no stranger to data breaches, having suffered a few this year too. A few months ago it was fined a mere £500,000 as a result of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that occurred before the European GDPR regulations came into force. This time, their latest data breach (an internal infrastructure misconfiguration) which potentially […]

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TimeHop Data Breach – 21m Accounts

Timehop – the historical post/content reminder network has reported a large data breach impacting over 21 millions user accounts: On July 4, 2018, Timehop experienced a network intrusion that led to a breach of some of your data. We learned of the breach while it was still in progress, and were able to interrupt it, […]

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WHAT IS: GDPR ?

On 25th May 2018, a new law will be implemented to protect the data and privacy of European citizens worldwide, the General Data Protection Regulation. The increase of data breaches reported showed that there is a clear need for greater data protection in the increasingly interconnected world. The changes are important because they ‘Accountability’ on […]

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Klout Closes on GDPR Deadline Day

Klout is being shutdown on 25th May 2018. The Klout platform ran a social media influencer score rating system that allowed users to gauge their popularity, visibility and perception to others across multiple social media platforms. It assessed your post frequency, responses and interactions then gave you a score and offered advice on how to […]

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