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Weekly News Recap 1-7 December

 

100 Million Quora Accounts Hit By Data Breach

Days after Marriott data breach, Quora, the Q&A site, published a statement that hackers gained access to its systems and information of roughly 100 million accounts may have been stolen…

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Marriott To Pay For New Passports If Fraud Is Found After Data Breach

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GDPR Uncertainty a Key Concern of 74% of Blockchain Firms in the UK: Report

Regulatory uncertainty in Britain’s blockchain sector has emerged as one of the biggest concerns for distributed ledger technology firms in the country. According to research conducted by digital innovation agency Digital Catapult, 74% of blockchain firms in the United Kingdom cited regulatory issues as being one of their key concerns,...

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500 Million Guests’ Information Compromised In Marriott Data Breach

Marriott International announced on Friday that they have had a massive data breach that exposed the personal details of up to 500 million guests. Apparently hackers had compromised the Starwood Reservation Database, which is owned by…

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ICO fines Uber £385,000 for data protection failings

Like Facebook, Uber has escaped a potentially much higher fine for data protection failings because the 2016 breach that affected millions of UK customers is not covered by the GDPR…

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