Category: Technology

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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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iPhones "silently" hacked for years
September 3, 2019

iPhone users have been “quietly” hacked by rogue websites, according to Google.The tech giant warned that hackers compromised iPhones after users simply visited certain affected websites and security experts have called it “an alarming security failure”.Initially, it was thought that either China or Russia were likely targeting an ethnic minority within their respective domains.TechCrunch have even gone so far to claim that:...

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Sweden has issued its first fine under GDPR
August 29, 2019

The Swedish data protection agency (DPA) has issued the country's first GDPR fine, after a school was found improperly using facial recognition technology to monitor the attendance of its students.The Swedish watchdog fined the school in Skellefteå, which is in the north of Sweden, 200,000 Swedish Krona (£16,800) for flouting privacy laws.Interestingly, the DPA indicated that the fine would have been bigger had the trial...

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Data breach of possible 14 million users at Hostinger
August 28, 2019

Usernames, emails, first names and IP addresses have been breached at web hosting provider and internet domain company Hostinger International, affecting a possible 14 million customers.The company said it has reset user passwords as a “precautionary measure” after it detected unauthorised access to a database containing sensitive information.Hackers breached its internal system API and gained access to data of the Lithuanian...

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Campaigners warn of facial recognition “epidemic”
August 21, 2019

Privacy group Big Brother Watch (BBW) has warned that the use of facial recognition technology across public spaces is becoming more widespread.It was revealed recently that hundreds of thousands of visitors to the King’s Cross area of London were being covertly scanned.Public spaces including museums and shopping centres are rife with the technology and that increasingly, private companies were installing cameras, according to BBW....

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ICO privacy concerns over digital currency Libra
August 14, 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have raised concerns over Facebook’s plans to launch their new digital currency, Libra.The UK’s data watchdog has joined forces with an international group of privacy authorities who want to know "how customers' personal data will be processed in line with data protection laws".The ICO has signed a joint statement with European and US calling for more transparency around Facebook’s proposed...

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iCaaS - Making GDPR Easy
August 8, 2019

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our new, innovative GDPR management software, iCaaS. This is now available as a free 14-day trial with pricing starting from only £9.99 a month.Start your 14-day Free Trial TodayiCaaS GDPR ManagementiCaaS, which stands for Compliance as a Service, forms part of the Data Support Agency Group.  It has continued to develop and build on the success of the group’s initial offering...

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Data breach affects university accounts
August 5, 2019

London based educational software maker Pearson, has revealed that thousands of school and university accounts have been compromised due to a data breach.Users of the accounts, mostly in the United States, have since been notified and the vulnerability has been rectified.According to the Wall Street Journal, the data breach happened in November 2018 and Pearson was notified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March.School...

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