June 1, 2020

Day: August 28, 2018

France hits U.S. tech giant Google with US$57-M fine as E.U. flexes GDPR muscle

FRANCE’s data privacy regulators have imposed a US$57-million (€50 million) fine on United States tech titan Google, The Washington Post reported on January 21. The French data privacy agency CNIL (Commission de Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertes — National Commission on Informatics and Liberty, in English) imposed the fine on Google “for violating Europe’s […]

PH national cybersecurity defense umbrella unfurls February, fully operational in Nov. 2019

“PENETRATION and hacking will always happen, and they are always unexpected!” “First of all, it is all over the world, bad guys are always at least one step ahead. Otherwise, they were all in jail.” These are words from an Israeli cybersecurity expert acknowledging the always-on threats from cyber criminals. Unlike decades back, Sagiv Massad, […]

My data was leaked. What should I do? Here’s what to do, says Kaspersky Lab

FOLLOWING the emergence last week of a massive database of exposed emails and passwords dubbed as Collection #1, Kaspersky Lab strongly urged internet users to apply unique passwords for each of their online accounts to minimize the chances of being affected by data breaches. According to the global cybersecurity company, leaks and breaches happen quite […]