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Latest bits on privacy and cybersecurity #3

This weeks collection of latest privacy, data protection and cyber-security news and interesting articles. Enjoy the reading!

Six month prison sentence to employee for data misuse

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation which carries a potential prison sentence.

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Best picks on privacy

Collection of latest and most interesting news pieces, articles and publications from around the internet. You may also want to check all latest privacy and data protection news.

Facebook fined £500,000 for data breaches in Cambridge Analytica scandal

United Kingdom’s data protection authority ICO fined Facebook with maximum penalty of £500,000 for lack of transparency and failing to protect users’ information.

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Privacy at the Margins

The International Journal of Communication has published new Special Section on “Privacy at the Margins” with 10 articles from international scholars. Those articles look at a range of privacy experiences around the world.

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Latest papers on privacy and data protection – May

Kaleidoscope on the Internet of Toys

Report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) on safety, security, privacy and societal questions emerging from the rise of the Internet of Toys – “Internet Connected Toys that constitute, along with the wave of other domestic connected objects, the Internet of Things”.

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Who Watches the Watchers?

Report from Citi GPS: Global Perspectives & Solutions on how consumers are tracked, and how the data that is collected and analyzed, and how consumers feel about that.

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Practical Guide to Efficient Security Response

Whitepaper on data breaches with proposals how to decrease response time. It includes seven security operations capabilities you need, a handy checklist to evaluate your security operations capabilities, and best practices for efficient security response.

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Assessing Mobile App Data Privacy Risk

paper on mobile-risk scoring and how to do that in practice. It was carried out by IAPP and Kryptowire and is based on input of 400 privacy professionals.

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UN Report on Governmental Surveillance

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, Joseph Cannataci, presented his report on governmental surveillance and access to personal data from a national and international perspective.

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How  to Talk About the Right to Privacy at the UN

A brief guide on United Nations stand on privacy. Guide is prepared by Privacy International.

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Be Compromise Ready: Go Back to the Basics. 2017 Data Security
Incident Response Report

Survey on data security and incident response trends, and how to minimise data breach risks.

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Annual Report of the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland

Annual report of the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland for yer 2016.

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Certifications, Seals and Marks under the GDPR and Their
Roles as Accountability Tools and Cross-Border Data Transfer
Mechanisms

Discussion paper on Certifications, seals and marks under the GDPR prepared by Centre for Information Policy Leadership. It looks at regulation provided in GDPR and benefits of such mechanisms.

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CISPE publishes Code of Conduct for Cloud Infrastructures Services

Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (“CISPE”) – a relatively new coalition of more than 20 cloud infrastructure providers operating in Europe – has recently published its first Code of Conduct for Cloud Infrastructures Services.

The CISPE Code of Conduct:

  • Gives a framework to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Excludes the reuse of our customers’ data
  • Allows you to process and store your data exclusively in the EU
  • Idenfies which Cloud Infrastructure Services are suitable for the data processing that you wish to perform
  • Helps citizens regain control over their data

Service providers may demonstrate their compliance with the Code of Conduct with Trust Mark that can be verified on CISPE website.

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Dutch police seize VPN provider’s servers without any explanation

Dutch police have seized two servers belonging to Switzerland-based VPN provider Perfect Privacy. The VPN provider claims that Dutch police haven’t informed or contacted them about the reason servers were seized and about seizure they were informed by their hosting provider. Despite the seizure of servers, Perfect Privacy promises that no user data was compromised.

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DoJ is trying to predict how terrorists will use the Internet of Things

It is estimated that by year 2020 there will be anywhere up to 50 billion internet-connected devices and 20% of them will be cars and or trucks. Such rapid explosion of use of connected devices explodes comes with security risks. Therefore US Department of Justice, together with other agencies, is evaluating and trying to predict those risks before they come into reality.

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