UK: New SARs guidance for employers issued by ICO

The ICO published new guidance for businesses and employers on responding to Subject Access Requests (SARs). The right of access, commonly referred to SAR, gives someone the right to request a copy of their personal information from organizations.

UK locks horns with WhatsApp over threat to break encryption

The Online Safety Bill, the United Kingdom’s landmark effort to regulate social media giants, gives regulator Ofcom the power to require tech companies to identify child sex abuse material in private messages.

What it will look like if China launches cyberattacks in the U.S.

While much of the cybersecurity world’s attention is on fending off Russian hacks against Ukraine, American officials are increasingly worried about another growing threat: attacks by China on U.S. soil.

Cork-based Dope Security lands $16m investment

The Series A funding round was led by Google Ventures (GV), with participation from existing investors Boldstart Ventures and Preface. The company plans to use some of the funding to expand its engineering team in Cork.

Avoid TikTok for government work, Dutch officials told

Public authorities in the Netherlands are being told to steer clear of TikTok amid growing concerns across the EU and U.S. that the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform poses privacy risks.

Shadowboxing and geopolitics on the dark web

Cybercriminal groups are abandoning rules that governed dark web marketplaces and using their malware to go after more sensitive computing systems connected to critical infrastructure and government services of the countries they deem enemies.
November 16, 2022

French agency warns World Cup fans to get burner phones for Qatar apps

France’s influential data protection authority CNIL is telling football fans how they should protect themselves from the Qatar World Cup apps’ snooping, including the use of burner phones.

EU Pitches Cyber Law to Fix Patchy Internet of Things

Manufacturers of digitally connected products would have to meet new EU requirements, whether the products are produced in the EU or not. The act would ensure products carrying the CE marking meet a minimum level of cybersecurity checks.

Albania weighed invoking NATO’s Article 5 over Iranian cyberattack

Albania was hit by cyberattacks earlier this year so debilitating that the government considered invoking a NATO declaration that could have pulled all member states into confrontation with Iran, Prime Minister Edi Rama said.

Hackers have laid siege to U.S. health care and a tiny HHS office is buckling under the pressure

Due to its shoestring budget, the HHS Office for Civil Rights has fewer investigators than many local police departments, and its investigators have to deal with more than a hundred cases at a time.

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