Tag Archives: Data

Huge Singapore data breach shows need for new approach

Personal data of 1.5 million citizens, including prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, has been stolen from a government health database in Singapore in a “deliberate, targeted and well-planned attack”, according to health ministry. Those affected visited SingHealth’s specialist outpatient clinics and polyclinics from 1 May 2015 to 4 July 2018, but while data includes… Read More »

Uber hires appoints first privacy and data protection chiefs

After almost of decade of being in business, Uber has announced two key privacy and data protection appointments as CEO Dara Khosrowshahi forges ahead with plans for the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in the next year. Former Intel chief privacy and security counsel Ruby Zefo has been announced as Uber’s first chief privacy… Read More »

Virtus Data Centres plots further expansion of Slough colocation site

Colocation provider Virtus Data Centres is expanding its server farm footprint in Slough, Berkshire, with three further data halls planned for its London4 site. The Slough facility has been part of Virtus’ portfolio since late 2015, when it acquired the site from fellow colocation provider Infinity SDC, and underwent a number of expansions in… Read More »

Brexit proposal calls for standards alignment and data sharing

The UK government has unveiled its whitepaper for forming a new partnership with the European Union (EU) post-Brexit, which includes work on maintaining industry standards alignment and data sharing. But, as expected, the key proposal set out by the government relates to immigration, with an emphasis on border control. “We will design our immigration… Read More »

Hidden costs of data breaches difficult to manage, study finds

The hidden costs in data breaches are difficult and expensive to manage, according to the latest Ponemon study on the cost of data breaches, sponsored by IBM Security. Hidden costs include lost business, negative impact on reputation and employee time spent on recovery, the global study examining the full financial impact of a data… Read More »

Carrenza expands public sector footprint with move into Ark Data Centres

Carrenza, the public sector-focused arm of managed service provider Six Degrees, has set up two additional availability zones within Ark Data Centres’ government-accredited colocation facilities. The expansion doubles Carrenza’s public sector datacentre footprint, from two sites to four, which it uses to provide cloud hosting and support for public sector organisations running workloads in… Read More »

Feds expand Facebook data sharing probe

The FBI, Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have joined the US Justice Department investigation into Facebook’s data sharing practices. The three agencies are examining statements about the social networking firm’s controversial dealings with Cambridge Analytica to determine if the Facbook’s public declarations about the data sharing scandal afftecting 87 million… Read More »

Ticketmaster warns of third-party data breach

Ticketmaster UK has warned of a potential personal data breach four days after detecting malware in a third-party artificial intelligence-based customer support chatbot service. The company said the infected service was disabled across all Ticketmaster websites as soon as it was discovered that malware on the service, hosted by Inbenta Technologies and based in… Read More »