Data misuse

    • New US law forces big tech to disclose value of data

      New US law forces big tech to disclose value of data

      A new bill, that would force tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook to tell users how much their data is worth was introduced by American lawmakers on Monday. In an age where data is exploited as one of the world’s most valuable resources, the law would put a spotlight on what’s otherwise been a hidden side to the tech economy.

    • Mobile health apps on the rise

      Mobile health apps on the rise

      As the awareness for healthy lifestyle is increasing, the demand for continued monitoring of vital signs is also on the rise. It is therefore no surprise that the mobile health app market is also rapidly expanding and is expected to grow annually even further at the rate of about 47.6%, according to a recent study.

    • Facebook knew about data misuse earlier, UK says

      Facebook knew about data misuse earlier, UK says

      British lawmakers have accused Facebook of "intentionally and knowingly" violating data privacy and competition laws, adding that CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed "contempt" toward parliament by not appearing before them. The report by the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee concludes an 18-month investigation into Facebook and is based on an arguable cache of documents, some of which include correspondence between Zuckerberg and company executives, which stem from a lawsuit filed in California against Facebook.

    • Cybersecurity's weakest link: people

      Cybersecurity's weakest link: people

      Six months, 945 data breaches, 4.5 billion records exposed - that is how the beginning of 2018 looked like. Compared to the same period in 2017, these numbers represent a staggering increase of 133%, data from Gemalto's Breach Level Index shows. Things didn't go well in the second half of the year or in the beginning of 2019 either, with breaches and cyberattacks continuing to escalate, reaching an all-time high in database leaks.