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January 14, 2021

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This week, we hear from GDPR Consultant William Gamble as he discusses the United States’ “outmoded” cybersecurity rules and the measures that regulators should take to bring the country in line with their European counterparts. We also have our top tips to protect yourself from online fraud and bring you our usual round-up of the latest industry news – including cyberattacks against Panasonic and a Norwegian media outlet, and fresh warnings over the Log4j vulnerability.






How should the U.S. tackle outdated cybersecurity rules?

As a cybersecurity and privacy lawyer, William Gamble considers the GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) an early but outdated effort at regulating the financial industry. It was passed in 1999. In this blog, he looks ways that the U.S. can combat its antiquated cybersecurity regulations, looking at recent changes within European rules and the NYDFS (New York Department of Financial Services). Continue reading >>

How to protect yourself from online fraud

Every year, millions of people fall victim to cyber crime. In fact, according to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) U.S. residents lost $3.3 billion in online attacks in 2020. It can be hard to detect online fraud as scammers are constantly changing their tactics and techniques. However, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself, which we look at in this blog. Continue reading >>






Hackers raided Panasonic server for months, stealing personal data of job seekers

Tech giant Panasonic has confirmed that one of its servers suffered a data breach which saw the personal information of job applicants accessed by an unauthorised party. The security breach, which saw hackers illegally access a Panasonic file server located in Japan via an overseas subsidiary, began on June 22 2021, and only ended on November 3 2021. Panasonic confirmed the hackers had accessed sensitive data of job candidates this week, having previously only referred to "some data" having been accessed during the intrusion. Continue reading >>

FTC threatens action against orgs failing to mitigate Log4j

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the nation's top consumer protection agency, issued notice that organizations failing to mitigate against Apache's Log4j vulnerabilities may face legal action. Continue reading >>

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Free PDF download: California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)

It’s been a complicated few years for organizations that handle California residents’ personal data. The CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), which came into effect in January 2020 will be superseded by the CPRA (California Privacy Rights Act) next year, introducing tougher new rules. Download this free green paper to find out what you need to do to ensure that you’re compliant. Download now >>






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