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WhatsApp Hit with $267M Fine For GDPR Noncompliance

EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) continue to step up enforcement of its omnibus privacy regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In July,...

What is The Ohio Personal Privacy Act (OPPA)? Ohio’s Proposed Privacy Regulation

Last month, Ohio  Lieutenant Governer Josh Husted announced the Ohio Personal Privacy Act (OPPA), making Ohio the latest in a growing number of...

California Releases Consumer Privacy Tool for Reporting CCPA Violations

It’s been nineteen months since the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) went into effect, and California is revealing the effectiveness as the legislation,...

The Italian DPA has Released New Guidance on Cookie Compliance

Italy's data protection authority (DPA), the Garante, has announced its finalized guidelines on cookies and tracking technologies. The Garante’s guidelines, first released as...

Everything You Need to Know About the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA)

On July 7, 2021, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed The Colorado Privacy Act (SB 190) into law, just a month after the bill...

What’s left of the GDPR’s one-stop-shop? CJEU clarifies the competences of non-lead data protection authorities – Privacy Matters

Authors: Heidi Waem, Simon Verschaeve When the GDPR was adopted back in 2016, its new cooperation and consistency mechanism, coined as the one-stop-shop, was marketed...

Ireland legislates for third party rights – removing SCCs governing law concerns – Privacy Matters

The new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) issued by the European Commission came into force on 27 June 2021. The SCCs allow parties to...

Australia takes steps towards the mandatory reporting of ransomware payments – Privacy Matters

Author: Sarah Birkett A private member’s bill has been introduced in Australia that would require the mandatory reporting of ransomware payments by applicable Australian...

EDPB adopts final Recommendations on Supplementary Measures – Privacy Matters

On 21 June 2021, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) published the final Recommendations 01/2020 on measures that supplement transfer tools to ensure compliance...

How to Use The Cyber Kill Chain to Defend Against Magecart Data Theft

Ensighten helps security, privacy, and compliance stakeholders ensure website customer data privacy and protection. Protecting customer data from cyberattacks is a crucial element...

New SCCs published – Privacy Matters

Today, the European Commission published the final Implementing Decision on standard contractual clauses (“New SCCs”) for the transfer of personal data to third countries.  The...

Why Your Website’s Privacy Workflow Solution is Exposing Your Business to Risk

Data Privacy Workflow solutions are designed to help enforce regulatory compliance and protect your business from data leakage – but they shouldn’t be...

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‘Critical Severity’ Warning for Malware Embedded in Popular JavaScript Library

Security responders are scrambling this weekend to assess the damage from crypto-mining malware embedded in an npm package (JavaScript library) that counts close...

Popular NPM Package Hijacked to Publish Crypto-mining Malware

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Friday warned of crypto-mining malware embedded in "UAParser.js," a popular JavaScript NPM library with over...