A hackers group that calls itself the Shadow Brokers recently published on web and made accessible to everyone sophisticated hacking and surveillance tools. They claim that those tools come come from breach of NSA. Released hacking tools exploit vulnerabilities in software that the vendor doesn’t know about (so called “zero day vulnerabilities”) and thus haven’t […]
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 […]
A new set of rules, expected to be unveiled by European Union officials, is likely to put new pressure on American tech companies. Proposals would force some of the world’s largest tech companies to comply with stringent competition, privacy and copyright rules. For many executives from American tech companies such plans feel like another round of protectionism. While Europe’s policy […]
Internet contains unimaginable amounts of data. So how hard it would be to track down you? And how to find what data is there about you on the internet? Full article
Yesterday, May 30, 2016 European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Giovanni Buttarelli, as as independent advisor to the EU institutions, published his Opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Privacy Shield is not robust enough, he says, and significant improvements are needed to withstand future legal scrutiny before the Court of Justice of European Union (CJEU).
It is still uncertain when and whether at all EU-U.S. Privacy Shield will be adopted and enter into force. In mean time, Bloomberg BNA has prepared and published a white paper which examines “the challenges that U.S. and EU regulators encountered in reaching the Privacy Shield agreement, the additional privacy protections companies will be required to […]