Here’s a round-up of interesting reading we found online today*;
"Penny smart and dollar stupid: IT jobs slashed in US, UK, Europe to cut costs – just when we need staff the most Revenue shortfall fears have led a third of polled businesses to shed workers. More than a third of businesses in France, Germany, the UK, and the US have laid off or furloughed IT staff based on coronavirus cost concerns, says private equity biz, and Scottish satellite slingers, Leonne International".
Almost four million users of a popular Android dating app have had their personal and log-in data stolen by hackers, according to Risk Based Security. It’s associated with nearly 3.7 million users of MobiFriends, a Barcelona-based dating app. The security vendor said it found the data on a prominent hacking forum — now free for anyone to access, although it had been previously up for sale.
Alphabet Inc.'s Google must delete links related to searches made under four people’s names, Finland’s data regulator said, citing Europe’s right-to-be-forgotten regulation. The nation’s Data Protection Ombudsman upheld Google on five other consumer requests, meaning that the search links about those individuals can remain in place
Cheltenham wants to become the Silicon Valley of the UK and the borough council is looking for a developer to drive a £2bn construction programme (Golden Valley development) The first phase is Cyber Central UK, a £400m campus development on a 200-hectare site next door to GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters). The vision is for it to be the UK’s largest concentration of cyber industry.
Retail sector struggles with regulatory compliance, despite £50m average spend, study shows. Tanium, provider of unified endpoint management and security software, today unveiled research showing despite retail businesses spending tens of millions on compliance, over 90% have fundamental IT weaknesses that leave them vulnerable and potentially non-compliant.
Asia-Pacific organisations see the importance of having good data protection practices, even as they are still grappling with a slew of organisational and operational challenges, according to industry experts. More governments in Asia are implementing data protection regimes but challenges such as checkbox compliance and the lack of effective staff training remain.
Do you trust your government with biometrics? Depending on where you are in the world, the political landscape is likely to determine whether or not the public embraces civil uses of biometric authentication as a force for good or sees it as an enabler of mass surveillance.
These are the top 15 biotechnology companies you’ll find in Finland, a country that has seen a big boom in life sciences over the last decade. Finland is rapidly becoming a strong region in the biotechnology sector. In recent years, big pharma and private equity funds have increased their interest in the country’s medical sector, particularly digital healthcare.
*These sites aren’t affiliated with GDPR Community and these aren’t an advertisement, they’re simply site’s we’ve thought the community might have an interest in reading.