Weekly News Recap May 04 -10


Bins returned to GPO after An Post reassured that litter is not in breach of GDPR rules


Understanding ICO Password Recommendations


55% of businesses don’t encrypt their USB devices

Unencrypted USB devices are still being used by businesses despite the fact that unsecured data could lead to GDPR fines. According to a survey by the global security company ESET, and Kingston Technology, a world leader in technology products, 55% of business don’t encrypt their removable devices, leaving them vulnerable to data breaches…


Can Blockchain Aid Facebook’s User Data Protection Woes?

Following the news last week that Facebook could be fined up to $5 billion by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for its huge privacy breach, TFT asked Modex, the blockchain smart contract marketplace, CTO Alin Iftemi to weigh in on the social networks user data protection…


UK taxman falls foul of GDPR, agrees to wipe 5 million voice recordings used to make biometric IDs

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, aka the tax collector, has agreed to delete five million voice recordings it used to create biometric IDs. The Voice IDs were used to speed access to its phone line but were created before the implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and fell foul of the tougher rules…


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