Apple Enforcing Privacy Requirements

Good news !  Apple is now requiring developers to remove software that sends location data to external parties without obtaining explicit consent from the consumer. https://9to5mac.com/2018/05/08/apple-location-apps-third-parties/ From the article: Thus far, we’ve seen several cases of Apple cracking down on these types of applications. The company informs developers via email that “upon re-evaluation,” their application […]

Impact of GDPR: Companies to be Fined for Security Failure

This is an interesting spin on the GDPR (general data protection regulation) approaching in May 2018.    Previous post on this topic. http://thehackernews.com/2017/08/data-breach-security-law.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheHackersNews+%28The+Hackers+News+-+Security+Blog%29&_m=3n.009a.1553.vw0ao0aqno.xjh If companies do not comply with the requirements they can be fined. I wonder, though, if this will increase reliance on offloading the information and security risk to insurance.   For the same reason […]

GDPR [wod]

Word of the day [wod] is GDPR. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation applies to you as a service provider or vendor, even if you are not an EU citizen, or even within EU borders, as long as you offer services to anyone within the EU – including people who are not citizens of […]