Category: Privacy

  • Meta Fined Record $1.3 Billion by EU Regulators for Data Transfer Violations

    Meta Fined Record $1.3 Billion by EU Regulators for Data Transfer Violations

    Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has been slapped with a historic fine of 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) by European privacy regulators due to violations related to the transfer of European Union user data to the United States. The decision comes as a result of a case brought forward by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems,…

  • Business Espionage in Israeli insurance companies

    Business Espionage in Israeli insurance companies

    The Privacy Protection Authority conducted a criminal investigation that revealed an insurance agency that operated a network for trading information about policyholders, the purpose of which was to obtain business information and use it illegally for the purpose of stealing customers. The investigation revealed 11 involved suspects, among them the agency’s managers and the sources…

  • The GDPR: What is the General Data Protection Regulation

    The GDPR: What is the General Data Protection Regulation

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy that aims to enhance individuals’ control and rights over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international companies.  What is the GDPR all about The GDPR governs the privacy of personal data. This includes…

  • GDPR Privacy Training: Ensuring Your Employees Are Up to Speed on Data Protection

    GDPR Privacy Training: Ensuring Your Employees Are Up to Speed on Data Protection

    Understanding GDPR and its Importance The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation that was implemented by the European Union (EU) in May 2018. The regulation was designed to protect the personal data and privacy of individuals within the EU, and it affects any organization that processes personal data. GDPR has become increasingly important…

  • Privacy Protection Authority (PPA) Raids Insurance Company for Suspected Illegal Trade in Personal Information

    Privacy Protection Authority (PPA) Raids Insurance Company for Suspected Illegal Trade in Personal Information

    The Privacy Protection Authority (PPA) recently conducted a raid on several locations related to employees of an insurance company. The employees were suspected of illegally releasing personal and financial information about the company’s customers. The Privacy Protection Authority (PPA) had opened a criminal investigation into the case of commercial espionage and trade in personal information,…

  • Data Privacy Day 2023: The Impact of Privacy by Design

    Data Privacy Day 2023: The Impact of Privacy by Design

    Data Privacy Day, celebrated annually on January 28th, serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting personal information and data privacy. One key aspect of data privacy is “privacy by design,” a principle that emphasizes the incorporation of privacy considerations into the design and development of products, services, and systems. In today’s digital age,…

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