Privacy \ Technology
Amazon promotes baby monitors that let hackers spy on children
October 1, 2019

Home security cameras promoted and sold by Amazon come with “huge” security flaws, according to a new report. Worryingly, thousands of children are at risk as the Chinese made cameras are often marketed as baby monitors, according to a new report by Which? The devices claim to provide safety for families and their babies, but instead, they could be potentially exposing them to danger. The connection between the cameras and the...

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Consumers switch off after data breach
September 30, 2019

In the UK, 44% of consumers claim they will stop spending with a business for several months in the immediate aftermath of a security breach? And 41% of consumers claim they will never return to a business post-breach? This could cause huge revenue losses for companies (Research by PCI Pal) Consumers are beginning to realise that they too could fall victim of data breaches. With the rise of cybercrime, more people than ever before are being...

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iCaaS delighted to be named as a finalist at the Thames Valley Tech Awards
September 26, 2019

At the annual Thames Valley Tech Awards 2019, iCaaS was named as a finalist in the Tech Start-Up category. The glitzy Awards evening took place at the impressive Madejski Stadium in Reading. The second annual Thames Valley Tech Awards honoured the region’s top technology businesses in a dozen categories. The Tech Start-Up category was sponsored by Centerprise International. The Business Magazine The awards were organised by The...

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Landmark ruling restricts online privacy law
September 25, 2019

The European Court of Justice has limited the reach of the privacy law known as “the right to be forgotten”. The court has ruled that the online right does not extend beyond the borders of the European Union. The landmark ruling will restrict people’s ability to control what information is available about them on the internet. This will also have severe implications for the regulation of the internet. European Union The court...

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GDPR and Brexit
September 18, 2019

Deal or no deal? No, this is not a reference to the popular Noel Edmonds gameshow and there are no winners. In the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, with no agreed arrangements covering data protection, the Government is advising organisations to prepare appropriate contracts to ensure any transfer of European Union citizens’ personal data to the UK is compliant with privacy laws. No one knows for certain what will happen with Brexit. What is...

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British Airways data hack victims in-line for pay-outs
September 16, 2019

More than half a million British Airways data hack victims could be in line for pay-outs as the airline launches its own class action lawsuit. However, according to lawyers, the airline has been accused of "swerving responsibility" by trying to limit compensation pay-outs for victims. They have imposed a strict 17-week time limit for claimants to join which critics claim is a bid to reduce the £3 billion pay-out. Up to 600,000 customers...

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Top U.S. executives call for an America-wide privacy law
September 13, 2019

CEO’s of some of America’s biggest data-using companies have urged U.S. lawmakers to implement a national data privacy law. The 51 executives say this will protect their businesses from state privacy laws and defend consumer privacy. The bosses signed an open letter from the trade group Business Roundtable, that was sent to Congressional leaders. Business leaders joined forces to make the request from companies such as Amazon,...

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Personal health data shared with Facebook
September 12, 2019

Intimate personal health data is being shared with Facebook, according to a study from Privacy International (PI). PI studied a range of period-tracking apps to see exactly what information was shared with the social network.It included sensitive details such as what contraception was used, when periods were due, and the type of symptoms experienced. Since the findings were revealed, one app said it was changing its privacy...

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New deepfake app Zao prompts privacy concerns
September 9, 2019

A viral Chinese app that lets users swap their faces with film or TV characters has sparked a privacy row. Users provide a series of selfies in which they blink, move their mouths and make facial expressions. The app, which has now gone viral, morphs the person’s animated likeness on to movies, TV shows and pictures. The Zao app has become the country’s most downloaded app at the moment but has raised concerns over potential...

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ICPA are extremely excited to announce that they have partnered with iCaaS - GDPR Management
September 4, 2019

iCaaS, which stands for Compliance as a Service, forms part of the Data Support Agency Group.  Using over £1.2 million in investment for research and development, iCaaS has created one of the newest, disruptive pieces of technology to hit the market. It’s SaaS based solution for GDPR management is designed to make GDPR easy. ICPA members can benefit from a 25% discount. That’s not all – members and non-members can also try...

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