This week, the Treasury Department issued recommendations to protect consumers from big data breaches, like the ones we’ve seen at Equifax and Target. Among the Treasury Department’s recommendations: creating a national standard for handling the aftermath of data breaches. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Tech businesses and consumers alike today scrutinized what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said to Congress and how lawmakers reacted to it. The big question is whether tougher regulation for social media platforms will follow. The threat is already materializing on the other side of the Atlantic. A new data protection law comes into force in […]
Facebook’s leaders are being called on to explain themselves before officials here and in Europe. The Federal Trade Commission is examining whether Cambridge Analytica, the company that improperly siphoned the data of millions of Facebook users to create political profiles, violated a consent agreement. Now, the fact your information is for sale on the internet […]
Here are three reasons why there should be breach-notification law.
News has broken that last year, hackers downloaded the personal information of 57 million Uber riders and drivers from a third-party server. In response, the ride-hailing company paid those attackers $100,000 to delete their copy of the data, and then reportedly tracked them down to get them to sign non-disclosure agreements to keep the breach […]
Uber's new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has criticized the way the company dealt with the security breach.
The Senate Banking committee meets today for another hearing about the Equifax data breach. With the major credit reporting agencies woven deeply into the fabric of our financial system, what can Congress actually do here? Click the above audio player to hear the full story.
A lot of the rules we follow when creating passwords actually makes them worse.
It may have provided the basis for some illegal trading.
"Next year, I might be affected. Twenty years from now, my kids might be affected. We don't know."