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  1. #Privacy: Travelex CEO finally breaks silence

    Travelex boss, Tony D’Souza, has finally broken his silence 17 days after the foreign exchange company got struck by a ransomware attack.  Since suffering the attack, the firm has released a number of short statements, however in a video uploaded today on the firm’s website, D’Souza announced that the IT system utilised by in-store staff […]

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  2. #Privacy: Belgian DPA to investigate supermarket’s fingerprint payment system 

    The Belgian Data Protection Authority, Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit (GBA), has announced that it is planning to launch an investigation into Carrefour’s fingerprint payment system.  On Tuesday, the supermarket chain Carrefour announced that it was organising a biometric payments pilot, in a store in the centre of Brussels, which would allow clients to pay for their groceries with […]

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  3. #Privacy: EU mulls a five year ban on facial recognition tech

    The European Union is considering temporarily banning the use of facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years.  In an 18-page document seen by the BBC, The European Commission has outlined its plans to introduce new rules that will bolster existing regulations surrounding data and privacy rights.  “Building on these existing provisions, […]

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  4. #Privacy: Research reveals the serious threat against UK health-related data

    New research by Clearswift has found that 67% of healthcare organisations have experienced a cyber security incident in the past twelve months.  The research surveyed senior business decision makers within healthcare organisations across the UK, to which it was found that just under half of security incidents (48%) occurred as a result of introduction of […]

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  5. #Privacy: NCSA tells consumers to “own their privacy” as US Data Privacy Day approaches

    PwCWith the California Consumer Privacy Act taking effect this year and other states considering similar legislation, data privacy has become a growing concern for businesses and consumers alike in the US and around the world alike. In fact, according to a recent survey by Pew Research Center, a majority of Americans think their personal data is […]

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