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Weekly News Recap 8-14 December

 

Second Google+ Data Breach Exposes Data of 52 Million Users

Google moves Google+ shutdown ahead of schedule for April 2019. The reason? A second data breach. You may remember that a couple of mounts ago it was announced that Google covered up a massive Google+ data breach stemming from 2015, that revealed a lot of sensitive user data including names, …

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GDPR tips: How to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation

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‘Number of disclosures’ in INM data breach probe

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) in the Republic says its inquiry into alleged data breaches at Independent News & Media (INM) – owner of the Belfast Telegraph – is “very much an evolving picture”. In a statement issued last night Graham Doyle, head of communications with the ODPC, said a number of disclosures had been made to its office...

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Marriott data breach under investigation in Brazil

International hotel chain Marriott’s recently disclosed data breach will be investigated by Brazilian prosecutors, according to a document seen by MLex. The probe targeting Marriott was launched today and is led by Federal District prosecutor Frederico Meinberg Ceroy, who chairs a commission for the protection of personal data….

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China link to Marriott hotels data breach

China has been linked to a hack on the Marriott hotels giant and its Starwood reservation system — one of the world’s largest-ever data breaches, Reuters said in an exclusive report. Marriott revealed last week that the hacking of its reservation system had exposed the personal and financial data of 500 million guests around the world over the last four years…

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