Privacy breach stories
IT leaders report surge in external breach Notifications to gov ICO
32% of UK security decision-makers surveyed reported their organization to the ICO for a data breach, according to Apricorn's annual research.
Generative AI users have data privacy and bias concerns: Applause
Despite concerns Applause global survey reveals that 79% of respondents actively use generative AI services, with ChatGPT being the most popular.
Archives NZ reinstates online search tool after data mishap
Archives NZ is making its online search tool available to all users again, after a shutdown caused by restricted record titles mistakenly being made public.
Private details of Otago students were exposed by digital fault
A digital security breach allowed personal details about most University of Otago students to be viewable to others.
The case for prioritising IT privacy in businesses
It was Privacy Awareness Week recently. But one week in May every year isn’t cutting it: privacy needs to be a year-round focus.
76 breaches reported in first four months of revamped Privacy Act
Barely four months since the Privacy Act 2020 came into force, early indications appear to suggest that mandatory breach reporting regulations are working.
Why consumer privacy is crucial in a remote work era
Organisations should monitor all file, app, user and web activity with comprehensive activity logs to uncover the whereabouts of consumers’ data.
Q1 2020 sees more data breaches than ever before
8.4 billion documents were leaked in the first three months of 2020, smashing records and setting a sombre tone for the year.
Cyber crime ranks highest on business concerns for 2020, research finds
New research shows that nearly 40% of companies worldwide feel threatened by cyber incidents, making it the top business risk in 2020.
Almost half of storage devices for sale contain personal info, study finds
Over 40% of second-hand storage devices sold online contain recoverable personal data.
Tech firm launches data privacy toolkit to help navigate the minefield
NZ firm launches toolkit to shield personal data, eyeing employee privacy gaps amidst legal review.
Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
EU fines Google €50m for breaching GDPR, marking a major compliance watershed.