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June 14, 2018

The number of cyber attacks continues to increase globally. Hackers, either alone or in organized crime groups, try to interfere with digital assets of individuals and businesses. However, not all of them get off scot-free, with fitting punishment to follow. Here is a digest of court sentences imposed on cyber criminals, as prepared by InfoWatch.

June 06, 2018

A Californian senator has introduced a bill to increase data breach liability. If the bill is approved by the local senate and then the Governor, people affected by a data breach will be allowed to sue for $1,000 or monetary damages–whichever sum is greater. As a result, any company failing to prevent a big data leakage may have to pay multi-million compensations.

May 31, 2018

On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) gave effect to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that establishes personal data protection principles and requirements and is aimed to uphold the rights of personal data subjects. It imposes harsher punishments for a failure to comply with personal information storage and processing rules, sets global data protection standards, and regulates cross-border data transfer.

Data leakage worldwide