Standard Post with Image

Yahoo facing litigation related to three alleged data breaches

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, has ordered Yahoo to face litigation related to data breaches. The three breaches, which occurred between 2013 and 2016, have involved more than one billion users. Koh has recognised the subjects’ right to act against the company and has declared that Yahoo should have done more in order to help its users to reduce their losses.

Find the news, published by Reuters, here
Standard Post with Image

The 2017 Irish National Risk Assessment warns of cyber-risks

The Taoiseach Department (the Office of the Irish Prime Minister) has published Ireland’s 2017 National Risk Assessment. The document treats technologic risks as one of the principal matters of concern. Cybercrimes are mentioned as a potential technological risk which may determine “negative economic or social consequences.”

The risk assessment is available on the Taoiseach website here
Standard Post with Image

US GAO investigates credit monitoring service's adequate protection

A group of U.S. lawmakers have requested the Government Accountability Office to verify if credit monitoring services guarantee an adequate protection to victims of a data breach. GAO is expected to identify the most effective credit monitoring modalities and if there are other unused ways to better protect consumers.

The letter from Democratic members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is available here
Standard Post with Image

Swedish government reshuffle

After the IT scandal in which sensitive information, including the entire registry of Swedish drivers’ licenses and data on protected identities, have been made accessible to subjects out of the Swedish Security Service control. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has consequently announced a government reshuffle. According to the Swedish Government’s websites, three ministers have left their positions, two new ministers have been appointed, and two ministers have been moved to other areas of responsibility.

Read more in the following Reuters press releases
Standard Post with Image

China’s new regulations oblige ID identification for online commenting

The new Chinese Internet Forum Community Service Management Regulation obliges the identification of anyone who wants to post something on the internet. The new rule, which will take effect on 1 October 2017, has raised many questions about privacy rights being violated. Many web-users suspect that the measures are another instrument to control and limit the online free speech.

The Regulation is available (in Chinese only) here