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UK watchdog sets out “age appropriate” design code for online services to keep kids’ privacy safe

UK watchdog sets out “age appropriate” design code for online services to keep kids’ privacy safe The UK’s data protection watchdog has today published a set of design standards for Internet services which are intended to help protect the privacy of children online. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been working on […]

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Cyral announces $11M Series A to help protect data in cloud

Cyral announces M Series A to help protect data in cloud Cyral, an early stage startup that helps protect data stored in cloud repositories, announced an $11 million Series A today. The company also revealed a previous undisclosed $4.1 million angel investment, making the total $15.1 million. The Series A was led […]

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Adtech told to keep calm and fix its ‘lawfulness’ problem

Adtech told to keep calm and fix its ‘lawfulness’ problem Six months after warning that the real-time bidding (RTB) component of programmatic online advertising is wildly out of control — i.e. in a breaking the law sense — the UK’s data protection watchdog has marked half a year’s regulatory inaction with a […]

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Osano, a risk and compliance startup, raises $5M in Series A

Osano, a risk and compliance startup, raises M in Series A Risk and compliance startup Osano, which earlier this year debuted on the Battlefield stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, has raised $5.4 million in its Series A round. The company told TechCrunch that the round was led by LiveOak Venture Partners and […]

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More legal uncertainty for Privacy Shield ahead of crux ruling by Europe’s top court

More legal uncertainty for Privacy Shield ahead of crux ruling by Europe’s top court Facebook tried to block the referral but today an influential advisor to Europe’s top court has issued a legal opinion that could have major implications for the future of the EU-US Privacy Shield personal data transfer mechanism. It’s […]

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Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign

Reddit links UK-US trade talk leak to Russian influence campaign Reddit has linked account activity involving the leak and amplification of sensitive UK-US trade talks on its platform during the ongoing UK election campaign to a suspected Russian political influence operation. Or, to put it more plainly, the social network suspects that […]

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Tuft & Needle exposed thousands of customer shipping labels

Tuft & Needle exposed thousands of customer shipping labels Mattress and bedding giant Tuft & Needle left hundreds of thousands of FedEx shipping labels containing customer names, addresses, and phone numbers on an unprotected cloud server. More than 236,400 shipping labels were found on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket without […]

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Mixcloud data breach exposes over 20 million user records

Mixcloud data breach exposes over 20 million user records A data breach at Mixcloud, a U.K.-based audio streaming platform, has left more than 20 million user accounts exposed after the data was put on sale on the dark web. The data breach happened earlier in November, according to a dark web seller […]

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A 10-point plan to reboot the data industrial complex for the common good

A 10-point plan to reboot the data industrial complex for the common good A posthumous manifesto by Giovanni Buttarelli, who until his death this summer was Europe’s chief data protection regulator, seeks to join the dots of surveillance capitalism’s rapacious colonization of human spaces, via increasingly pervasive and intrusive mapping and modelling […]

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6 tips founders need to know about securing their startup

6 tips founders need to know about securing their startup If you’ve read anything of mine in the past year, you know just how complicated security can be. Every day it seems there’s a new security lapse, a breach, a hack, or an inadvertent exposure, such as leaving a cloud storage server […]

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