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Facebook has agreed to pay a Can$9 million (US$6.5 million) fine for making false or misleading claims about its privacy settings, Canada's competition watchdog announced Tuesday. [Read More]
Privacy advocates warn that the danger of creating new government surveillance powers for the pandemic, including through contact tracing apps, could lead to much bigger problems in the future. [Read More]
Germany's foreign intelligence service violated the constitution by spying on internet data from foreigners abroad, the nation's top court ruled Tuesday in a victory for overseas journalists who brought the case. [Read More]
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Monday urged the European Union to take the lead in setting global standards for tech regulation or risk seeing countries follow China as a model. [Read More]
A coalition of consumer groups filed a complaint Thursday with US regulators claiming the popular video app TikTok has failed to live up to an agreement last year limiting data collection from children. [Read More]
New York state's top prosecutor announces that the company Zoom would improve security measures, after flaws were detected as the video conferencing platform soared in popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic. [Read More]
The Czech Republic and the United States have signed a joint declaration Wednesday for cooperating on security of 5G technology. [Read More]
As governments race to develop mobile tracing apps to help contain infections, attention is turning to how officials will ensure users’ privacy. [Read More]
New rules require critical information infrastructure operators in China to conduct cybersecurity reviews when purchasing tech products and services. [Read More]
Twitter will not be allowed to disclose more information on national security requests after the U.S. government convinced a judge that the disclosure of such information could harm national security. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Compliance

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Mark Hatton's picture
Complacency is never a good thing, but in security it can have devastating effects. While it’s good to acknowledge progress, that should never stand in the way of staying ahead of the next potential threat.
Chris Hinkley's picture
For security professionals, PCI DSS 3.0 means that PCI compliance will become more of an everyday business practice, rather than an annual checklist obligation.
Chris Hinkley's picture
Compliance is a byproduct of a solid security program – but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. Compliance can involve technical architecture and operational processes that many organizations simply don’t understand or don’t want to bother with.
Gant Redmon's picture
The CSO is so critical for the CPO’s success that I guarantee that if you send this article to your CPO, they will take you out for a free lunch the next day.
Nick Cavalancia's picture
In the era of the public cloud, when employees are frequently using consumerized applications to share and store data, it's time for security and risk professionals to adopt a new security thought paradigm that focuses on the insider threat that employees create, not solely on protecting data itself.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
The Omnibus Rule that updated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has the potential to be a game changer because of the things it says in writing, as well as some of the things that it doesn’t say.
Dr. Mike Lloyd's picture
2012 was an interesting year in security – publicity around breaches led to greater awareness than we’ve seen in years, encouraging many in the Federal sector to look into our corner of IT. So what will happen in IT Security 2013?
Dr. Mike Lloyd's picture
Santa doesn’t care if you were naughty or nice on Christmas Eve – what matters is how you did all year. Security is much the same.
Gant Redmon's picture
You can have security without privacy, but you cannot have privacy without security. To have privacy, you must have security to protect things you wish not to share from those who are interested...
Gant Redmon's picture
Data breach notification laws are confusing and ever changing. Legislators trying to harmonize all the different state breach notification laws are going to have three big political challenges.