CNIL Recommendations on the Prevention and Remediation of SQL Injections

10/10/2020


CNIL Recommendations on the Prevention and Remediation of SQL Injections

Securing an information system is essential to guarantee that the customers’ personal data is not stolen or compromised. SQL injection is a widespread attack, which can cause serious harm to individuals. It can allow a remote control of the server or installing a keylogger. The CNIL recommends how to protect against SQL attack and what to do in the case of becoming a victim of the attack.


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Association of German Data Protection Authorities Issues a Paper on Employee Data Protection

05/10/2020


Association of German Data Protection Authorities Issues a Paper on Employee Data Protection

Association of German Data Protection Authorities (“Datenschutzkonferenz” or “DSK”) has issued a paper on employee data protection outlining what employers in private sector have to take into account when processing employee personal data.


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ICO Consultation on the Draft Statutory Guidance

02/10/2020


ICO Consultation on the Draft Statutory Guidance

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is running a consultation about an updated version of the Statutory guidance on how the ICO will exercise its data protection regulatory functions of information notices, assessment notices, enforcement notices and penalty notices. This consultation closes on November 12, 2020


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Summary of the Information on U.S. Privacy Safeguards Relevant to SCCs and Other EU Legal Bases for EU-U.S.Data Transfers after Schrems II

29/09/2020


Summary of the Information on U.S. Privacy Safeguards Relevant to SCCs and Other EU Legal Bases for EU-U.S.Data Transfers after Schrems II

The U.S. Government has prepared the White Paper, which outlines the robust limits and safeguards in the United States pertaining to government access to data.


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CNIL - COVID-19 reminder on the collection of personal data by employers

24/09/2020


CNIL - COVID-19 reminder on the collection of personal data by employers

The CNIL, French Data Protection Authority, has issued a reminder to all employers to adhere to certain principles when processing personal data in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission Update

22/09/2020


Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission Update

The Personal Data Protection Commission has published its new Guide to Managing Data Intermediaries and its Personal Data Protection Digest 2020.


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European Commission - Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles

21/09/2020


European Commission - Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles

The European Commission has issued a report on Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles - Recommendations on road safety, privacy, fairness, explainability and responsibility. It contains 20 recommendations concerning the future development and use of connected and automated vehicles.


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The European Parliament Paper on Schrems 2

21/09/2020


The European Parliament Paper on Schrems 2

The European Parliament has prepared a document on Schrems 2 decision to its Members, to assist them in their parliamentary work.


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The UK Information Commissioner’s Office Has Introduced the Accountability Framework

14/09/2020


The UK Information Commissioner’s Office Has Introduced the Accountability Framework

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has published its Accountability Framework which can help organizations to comply with data protection laws.


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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Assesses $80 Million Civil Money Penalty Against Capital One

08/08/2020


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Assesses $80 Million Civil Money Penalty Against Capital One

The Office of the Comptroller (OCC) has issued an $80 million civil penalty against Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. and mandated them to strengthen their compliance programme by appointing a compliance committee and developing comprehensive action plan to comply with the order. This decision is the result of failing to establish effective risk assessment processes prior to migrating significant information technology operations to the public cloud environment and the bank's failure to correct the deficiencies in a timely manner. In taking this action, the OCC positively considered the bank's customer notification and remediation efforts


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