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Data Privacy News Bytes Nov 28th

Berlin’s Data Protection Authority Issue €14.5Million Fine Property company Deutsche Wohnen SE have been issued a fine of €14.5million by Berlin’s Data Protection Authority for violations of Articles 5 and 25. The company stored tenant’s data in an archive system from which data could not be erased. Deutsche Wohnen SE were originally ordered to rectify […]

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Marriott Faces over £99m GDPR Fine

Marriott International (Marriott) faces a £99m fine or more for a data breach that took place in 2014 at the Starwood hotels group due to poor security practices. Marriott acquired Starwood in 2016 and, according to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), did not undertake sufficient due diligence during the acquisition of the group. Further, […]


What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?

Sovy CEO John Popolizio and Privacy Architect Edward Percarpio recently presented for this (ISC)2 webinar on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). They looked at how the CCPA matches up against the other American privacy laws, as well as international legislation like the GDPR, PIPEDA, and the Brazilian LGPD. They also explored the CCPA’s impact […]

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Small Businesses Targeted By Hackers

Small and medium businesses with limited resources have become the number one target for hackers, according to the 2019 Identity Breach Report published by leading cybersecurity firm 4iQ. The far-reaching report identifies a 424% increase in attacks on small businesses, showing a new favourite target for hackers. As enterprise organisations focus on their cybersecurity, using […]