The Netherlands is one of the six EU member states that have undertaken a formal investigation of Google's privacy compliance following the 2012 amalgamation of its various privacy policies. The Dutch Data Protection Authority has now found Google to be in breach of multiple aspects of the the Dutch data protection act.
01 December 2013
It was clear last week that the European Parliament's demand for legal redress in US courts for Europeans whose rights may have been infringed by US surveillance would be a sticking point in negotiations between the EU and US over data sharing. Now commissioner Reding has made it clear that her concerns are more widespread.
27 November 2013
Faced with an ever-shifting and ever-more dynamic cyber-landscape, the US Federal government is sorely lacking in best practices and the ability to gain and leverage real-time threat information. And, according to President Obama’s council of advisors on science and technology (PCAST), executive action can make a big dent in the issue.
26 November 2013
Amid increasingly high-profile attacks from criminals and hacktivists over the past year, different enterprise segments have varying levels of security effectiveness. According to new research, the financial industry has performed well. In contrast, and ironically, the technology industry falls far behind, pointing to a need for greater focus on cyber-risk management in this sector.
25 November 2013
Neelie Kroes has always championed and guaranteed net neutrality in Europe. But critics argue that her definition of net neutrality is diametrically opposite to the standard industry definition and understanding of the term. In short, by guaranteeing net neutrality, Neelie Kroes will eliminate net neutrality.
21 November 2013
A delegation from the European Union, led by vice-president Viviane Reding (EU justice commissioner), and Cecilia Malmström (EU commissioner for home affairs) met Monday with US attorney general Eric Holder, and acting DHS secretary Rand Beers in Washington. The purpose was to discuss EU-US cooperation in law enforcement with particular emphasis on data protection.
21 November 2013
The Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales has confirmed what the security industry has long been saying: it is impossible to prevent all breaches so companies should use a risk management approach to defend what the ICAEW calls the 'crown jewels.'
19 November 2013
In July this year, UK prime minister David Cameron called on the search engines to filter searches that are clearly looking for child pornography; and threatened legislation if they didn't show significant progress by October. Now they have done just that: Google and Microsoft's Bing are co-operating on technology to filter 100,000 search queries that could be looking for child pornography.
19 November 2013
US public companies are more forthcoming with details regarding their cybersecurity risk profiles – and more transparency regarding cyber-risk and cyber-attacks is expected to drive greater adoption of cyber-insurance as a means of demonstrating better corporate risk management.
18 November 2013
More detailed academic analysis of the leaked intellectual property chapter of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is emerging following the leak of the 95-page document by WikiLeaks on Wednesday. Comparisons with both SOPA and ACTA are being made.
16 November 2013