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How to Keep Your E-commerce Site Secure Against Cyber Threats in 2020

Cybercrime is on the rise. A report from Accenture revealed that there has been a 67% increase in security breaches over the past five years. And it is not just the number of attacks that is growing; so, too, is the sophistication of the cybercriminals targeting organizations around the world. Businesses in all industries are …

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How can agencies compete in the new data-privacy landscape? – Econsultancy

We are living in a new age of data privacy regulation. When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force May 2018, it set a new standard for data protection regulation. Nearly 18 months on, what has this meant for marketers and advertisers who process personal data, as well as agencies tackling the in-housing …

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EU court rules pre-checked cookie consent is not legally valid – Econsultancy

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled this week that pre-checked consent boxes for the use of cookies are not valid. This means consent requires an active opt-in. CJEU’s ruling comes as part of a case against the lottery website, Planet49, which asked users to give consent for cookies in order for …

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Can Too Much Cybersecurity Be Bad for Your Small Business?

By Samuel Bocetta If you run a small business, security is probably near the top of your priority list—and if it’s not, it should be. Businesses are the most common targets for cyberattacks, and the consequences of having data stolen can be huge ever since the passage, implementation, and consequences of the GDPR (General Data …

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Just How Expensive are Data Breaches?

The cost of a data breach is not just limited to regulatory fines, but extends to more significant losses to the business and even hampers customer trust Security incidents and data breaches are becoming increasingly costly. Some recent examples include $53 million costs to the Canadian lender Desjardins Group in the wake of a breach …

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Brave browser accuses Google of using hidden web pages to track users

Google stands accused of using hidden web pages to circumvent EU privacy regulations, secretly sending users’ personal data to advertisers. The accusation comes from the privacy-focused Brave web browser which says it has, “uncovered what appears to be a GDPR workaround that circumvents Google’s own publicly stated GDPR data safeguards”. Evidence has been handed to …

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A Conversation with Norman Sadeh – Gigaom

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese About this Episode Episode 90 of Voices in AI features Byron speaking with Norman Sadeh from Carnegie Mellon University about the nature of intelligence and how AI effects our privacy. Listen to this episode or read the full transcript at www.VoicesinAI.com Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This …

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Is there any excuse for not knowing about GDPR?

The short answer to this is no there isn’t! There is so much information available online and from companies that specialise in GDPR, which can help you learn about what it is and how you can make sure your company is compliant. GDPR awareness is still low among UK businesses and many are unclear on …

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Identity verification is now an important GDPR issue – Econsultancy

The GDPR was designed to help protect consumers’ data but one of the rights granted to consumers by the GDPR appears to have unintended consequences that threaten consumers. Under the GDPR, consumers have what is called subject access or right of access, which allows them to request copies of the data companies have collected on …

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ICO’s £183m British Airways fine suggests the GDPR has teeth – Econsultancy

In the run-up to its effective date, companies invested significant amounts of time and money in an effort to comply with the GDPR, but questions have remained about the sweeping EU data protection and privacy regulation. One of the biggest: would regulators actually use their full power under the GDPR to punish businesses that are …

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Three key points a year after enforcement – Econsultancy

It’s been now more than one year since GDPR came into force across Europe. So where were we before the enforcement began? Some six months beforehand, Econsultancy’s research team found that, of 1,000 marketers surveyed, the majority were still unprepared and unsure what GDPR would do to their marketing. In fact, 83% were still reviewing …

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A marketer’s guide to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – Econsultancy

Just as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a highly-anticipated and far-reaching update to European privacy law, came into effect on May 25, 2018, another major change to consumer privacy was being enacted in the United States: the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This briefing will cover: What is the California Consumer Privacy Act, and …

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