News stories posted during August 2016

Tentative take-up of Privacy Shield

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17/08/2016 by:

Only 35 companies have so far been certified to the EU-US Privacy Shield, which became operational on 1 August. The programme has stricter requirements than its predecessor, Safe Harbor, which in the end had some 5,500 participants. However, large...

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Ashley Madison site used a fabricated security trustmark

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24/08/2016 by:

Canada’s Federal Privacy Commissioner and Australia’s Privacy Commissioner have concluded in their joint investigation into Ashley Madison’s 2015 data breach that the Toronto-based company had serious faults in its data security. For example, the...

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