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 •  December 11

U.K. companies with even strong security are on alert because they could be held responsible for data breaches caused by employees following a recent landmark ruling, privacy and employment attorneys told Bloomberg Law. After an employee of the grocery store company Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC posted the personal information of 99,998 workers on a...

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 •  November 24

Vietnam’s parliament has begun debate on a cybersecurity bill that would echo the law in neighboring China by requiring technology companies, such as Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Facebook Inc., to store certain data on servers within the country. The bill would also force companies to hand over data to law enforcement and provide technical assistance...

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 •  November 1

U.S. companies that handle sensitive consumer data should add cybersecurity professionals to their boards, a former Department of Homeland Security official told a House Commerce subcommittee Nov. 1. Companies have been pressured by Congress and consumers to improve their cybersecurity oversight following the Equifax Inc. data breach that affected...

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 •  September 28

Data privacy chiefs from around the world Sept. 28 issued a connected cars data protection nonbinding resolution that gives companies guidelines on how to handle customer data. Car companies around the globe, such as Ford Motor Co. and Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo, have been ramping up their efforts to release automated and internet-connected vehicles....

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 •  September 27

Fall is officially here, which means the return of delicious Oktoberfest beer, Halloween costume preparations, and pumpkin-spice everything. It also means that National Cyber Security Awareness Month is almost here. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is “designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners...

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 •  September 26

The recent Equifax Inc. data breach prompted senators at a Sept. 26 hearing to question whether the FTC has the proper authority to effectively enforce data security standards. How to better define the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to oversee corporate data security is a long-standing issue, and U.S. credit bureau Equifax’s breach...

By Shira Stein, Bloomberg BNA More public companies described “cybersecurity” as a risk in their financial disclosures in the first half of 2017 than in all of 2016, suggesting that board and C-suite fears over data breaches may be escalating. A Bloomberg BNA analysis found 436 companies cited “cybersecurity” as a risk factor in their Securities...

Hotels are treasure troves for hackers, with thousands of customers’ payment card and personal data. Even the Trump Hotels aren’t immune to hackers. Trump International Hotels Management LLC recently reported a data breach involving 14 Trump properties, including hotels in Washington and New York. The company said the breach was the result of the...