Tag Archives: data breach

A “voluntary” data breach disclosure

Data breach hits Hilton Worldwide hotel chain Cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs, citing several banking sources, reported on his blog on Friday 25 September 2015 that a pattern of fraud has been detected involving credit cards that had been used at point-of-sale registers in gift shops and restaurants at “a large number of Hilton Hotel and… Read More »

An international Privacy culture

The recent scandal of the data theft suffered by Canadian extramarital dating website Ashley Madison astonished and continues to create consequences; nearly 10 GBs of data stolen by a hacker group and containing highly sensitive information about the private life of the users involved, whose lives have been however inevitably affected only for being part… Read More »

Data breach notification… in Canada

This article from Financial Post explains the Digital Privacy Act that became law on June 18 in Canada. It’s not related to Europe, but Canada. However it showcases a common trend in several countries. Data breach shall be notified. The mandatory notification provisions require organizations to notify the Privacy Commissioner as well as potentially affected individuals of a… Read More »

Data breach: key contents of the new regulation

Article 31 of the EU regulation proposal on personal data protection is aimed at making the notification of data breaches to the supervisory Authority mandatory for every controller, without undue delay. Of course, processors must notify, again without undue delay, every data breach to the controller to allow him to proceed. The communications must include at least the… Read More »