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TikTok faces scrutiny from EU watchdogs over Data practices

TikTok, ByteDance Ltd.’s social media app, is facing broader scrutiny over its privacy policies, following a decision by the European Union’s data protection chiefs to coordinate potential investigations. Wednesday’s ... Read More

INTERPOL launches awareness campaign on COVID-19 cyberthreats

In response to the rapidly changing cybercrime landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic, the global law enforcement and cybersecurity communities have formed an alliance to protect the public. Harnessing the ... Read More
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Beyond the pandemic – What will the criminal landscape look like after Covid-19?

New Europol report assesses the impact of the pandemic on serious and organised crime across three phases. Based on criminal information from investigations in the Member States, Europol is ... Read More
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Coronavirus adds an extra layer of challenge to health data under the GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has very strict conditions regarding the collection and handling of sensitive health data; these terms remain in effect even as Europe adopts ... Read More
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Alert! Criminals taking advantage of coronavirus anxiety to defraud victims online

INTERPOL is encouraging the public to exercise caution when buying medical supplies online during the current health crisis, with criminals capitalizing on the situation to run a range of ... Read More
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The SIM hijackers: How criminals are stealing millions by hijacking phone numbers

It is a common story: the signal bars disappears from their mobile phones, they call the phone number – it rings, but it’s not their phone ringing. They try ... Read More
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Europe embarks on economic revolution with landmark climate law

Europe wants to make it illegal by 2050 to emit more greenhouse gases than can be removed from the atmosphere. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled a ... Read More
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Facial recognition technology breaches GDPR says Vestager

Margrethe Vestager, EU’s tech chief Margrethe Vestager said on Thursday that facial recognition technologies breach the need to give consent, which is stipulated in Europe’s data protection rules (GDPR). ... Read More
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Data protection fines hit £100m during first 18 months of GDPR

European countries have imposed approximately €114 million (£97 million) in data protection fines on businesses since revamped laws came into force in May 2018. Regulators have received 160,000 data ... Read More
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The Personal Data Commissioner in Cyprus slaps record fines for data violations

The Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection in Cyprus, an independent public authority responsible for monitoring the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and other laws in ... Read More
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