Twitter disclosed in a regulatory filing that it could face fines of up to $250 million by the Federal Trade Commission for misusing people’s personal information for advertising purposes.
As the fallout from the demise of the Privacy Shield continues to play out, here are a handful of steps companies can take to protect themselves from potential GDPR violations when transferring data between the European Union and the United States.
The lesson in this week’s edition of “Nailed It or Failed It?” is the more things change, the more they stay the same.
An IBM report that examined more than 500 cyber-security breaches occurring between August 2019 and April 2020 found the average breach costs companies $3.86 million and requires nearly 300 days to identify and contain.
Join Larry Ponemon, founder of Ponemon Institute, and Dave Stapleton, CISO of CyberGRX, as they discuss the impact digital transformation is having on cyber-security and some best practices you can implement to better protect your organization.
Now more than ever, companies need strong data governance that can be applied across multiple repositories, apps, and devices, no matter where work gets done.
The legal and financial burden for companies to comply with the recent ruling to invalidate the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield might actually be worse than first thought, if an FAQ from the European Data Protection Board is any indication.
The recent cyber-attack directed at Twitter was the online equivalent of an explosive device being detonated. The ICA breaks down lessons learned from the hack and what firms can do to enhance their cyber-security controls.
Twitter just suffered the biggest cyber-attack in its history. But is it being set up for something bigger? We explore that possibility and much more.
In a surprise decision that will have a major impact on trans-Atlantic data transfers, Europe’s top court ruled Thursday that a mechanism used by thousands of companies to send data to the United States is unlawful.
In this week’s “Nailed It or Failed It?”, we reflect on the most troubling aspect of Wednesday’s giant Twitter hack while giving Wells Fargo a rare kudos for being good corporate citizens.
Perhaps the biggest Twitter hack of all time was perpetrated Wednesday against such notable figures as Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, former President Barack Obama, and Jeff Bezos, among others.
The United States has been on the receiving end of more significant cyber-attacks over the last 14 years than triple any other country, according to new research.
So, your company has decided to embark on an update of its legacy Know Your Customer system. Hear from experts on how to begin the process of onboarding that tech to the regulators.
Executive coach Amii-Barnard Bahn offers some tips for when your compliance title morphs into “Chief Public Health Officer,” plus ways to highlight the compliance function at your company and more.
Data privacy is about to become a more tangible concept to Americans not due to regulation like the CCPA, but because the most influential brand in the nation is making it a pillar of how it does business.
The Irish Data Protection Commission review of its GDPR investigations has come under fire for ignoring Big Tech and lacking information pertinent to inquiries into firms like Apple, Facebook, Google, and more.
What will enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act look like at first? Experts offer their take, in addition to providing guidance for companies still not in compliance with the landmark legislation.
Throughout the pandemic, technology will play a critical role as businesses adapt to this “new normal.” One strategy industries will rely on to provide employees and consumers with peace of mind is the use of temperature screening technology.
The FTC says it would consider creating three new units to pursue privacy enforcement investigations if Congress would increase its full-time employee headcount.
The top administrative court in France shot down Google’s appeal of a €50 million (U.S. $57 million) fine the tech giant received last year for violations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
The Department of Justice has proposed a series of rollbacks of protections for online platforms that would encourage them to police their content.
Cyber-security protections deployed for some of the nation’s most secret data was “woefully lax,” according to a 2017 intelligence brief that detailed shortcomings at the CIA following the agency’s 2016 data breach.
As federal officials dicker over details in a federal data privacy law, the coronavirus continues to spread. Development of a key technological tool in the fight is being kneecapped by their inaction.
A study on the use of artificial intelligence in the securities industry by FINRA found a number of challenges with the technology—data bias, customer privacy, and cyber-security among them—but noted it can offer “significant benefits.”
As the July 1 enforcement deadline of the California Consumer Privacy Act inches closer, a recently filed lawsuit between two data marketing firms may shed light on the efforts companies must take to comply with the new law.
Facial recognition technology, under assault for alleged biases and misuse by law enforcement, could be facing a moment of reckoning.
With increased use of remote learning putting children’s online privacy in the spotlight, regulators are stepping up their oversight and responding accordingly.
It’s been two years since the EU’s GDPR went into effect, and we still don’t know how lingering questions about compliance—as well as non-compliance—will be answered going forward.
Cyber-criminals are making attempts to test the cyber-security of those working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are ways to help defend yourself and your business from these potential threats.
The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office released guidance to help organizations explain how AI is used in decision making and how the technology uses personal data to form judgments.
Although company management and auditors may not see eye to eye on everything, they can agree that teams must find new ways to effectively work together during the COVID-19 crisis.
Lifetime Achievement in Compliance award winner Carrie Penman walks us through her compliance journey—from creating the first corporate-wide ethics program at Westinghouse Electric to her influential ethics and compliance work at NAVEX Global.
The Advanced Medical Technology Association has released new compliance guidance for medical-technology companies to guide them in mitigating compliance and corruption risks as they help healthcare providers fight coronavirus.
E-commerce giant Amazon has shut up shop in France because the cost of compliance with the country’s COVID-19 emergency measures is deemed to be too high.
Saying there is “evidence of a vein of toxicity” running through Amazon’s company culture, a now-former VP is the most prominent voice to speak out against the tech behemoth’s actions during the coronavirus pandemic.
Senate Republicans say they will soon introduce a coronavirus-specific data privacy bill that would create regulations under the FTC for companies collecting personal data to fight the ongoing pandemic.
A new report says Europe’s data protection regulators don’t have the skills, knowledge, or budget to effectively enforce such privacy rules as the GDPR.
The conventional wisdom on cyber-security is to play defense and respond quickly to breaches. But these are not normal times, and proper cyber-hygiene is more important than ever.
By now many of us have adapted to the new “normal,” but this time also provides an ideal opportunity to boost your knowledge, expand your skills, and bolster your future career opportunities.
The European Data Protection Board has released guidelines that aim to help app developers and regulators process individuals’ health data without compromising their privacy under such regulations as the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive.
Looking to get back on track for its planned 2020 release, Libra is pushing a new word at the forefront of its latest attempt to get critics on board with its digital currency mission: compliance.
Highmark Health’s chief compliance officer shares how the organization has realized hundreds of millions of dollars in savings through its use of artificial intelligence in rooting out fraud, waste, and abuse.
How much of your privacy rights and civil liberties are you willing to give up in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic? Our collective answer might determine how successful we are in the next phase of this fight.
Social selling is critical for today’s financial services firms to find and engage with customers. But it also brings some risk to these firms.
Compliance Week is proud to announce Carrie Penman as the winner of its inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Compliance award, the top honor in the first annual Excellence in Compliance Awards program.
With Big Data and AI becoming pervasive across business functions, learn how tech-enabled strategies using behavioral insights can establish programs that drive higher efficiency, deliver better business outcomes, and provide strong alignment to DOJ guidance.
Day 2 of Compliance Week’s rollout of the Excellence in Compliance Awards finalists features the short lists for 4 categories, including the prestigious Chief Compliance Officer of the Year.
Compliance Week has pared down its list of more than 300 nominees for its first annual Excellence in Compliance Awards and is pleased to announce the finalists for nine of the 15 categories.
Stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic have led to explosions of use for popular videoconferencing platforms, some of which have struggled to adjust to new privacy concerns.