Here’s a round-up of interesting reading we found online today*;
News, "Australia is currently the target of a "sophisticated" cyberattack - and an unnamed foreign government is behind it. Scott Morrison, the country's prime minister, says the attacks have targeted all levels of the government - as well as political organisations, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure".
Update, "On 4 June, French and German ministers unveiled the so-called “European cloud” infrastructure project, Gaia-X. With GAIA-X, representatives from politics, business and science from France and Germany, together with other European partners, create a proposal for the next generation of a data infrastructure for Europe: a secure, federated system that meets the highest standards of digital sovereignty while promoting innovation. This project is the cradle of an open, transparent digital ecosystem, where data and services can be made available, collated and shared in an environment of trust".
Opinion on Update, "An ambitious German- and French-lead European Union (EU) initiative could wrestle tighter management, and eventually, control of data from commercial cloud providers. The project, dubbed as “Gaia-X,” is also intended to offer firewall-like protection for data sources from the EU. The initiative could have repercussions on how DevOps teams from outside of the EU manage data from European users, as well as from operations they might have that are physically based in EU member states".
Opinion on update, "Could the “European Cloud” Deliver Data Protection by Default?"
Update, "The European Commission has given its ‘seal of excellence’ to a technology that provides ‘advanced video analytics, including real-time face recognition and crowd behaviour analysis,’ to be used in the bloc’s fight against another potential outbreak of the coronavirus. The AWARE technology, developed by Spanish-based Herta Security, allows authorities to “identify people even when wearing masks and monitor crowd density,” the company stated".
News, "A former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst leaked classified information to two journalists – one of whom he was dating – shedding light on insider threats. A former analyst for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after sharing highly classified, national defense intelligence with two reporters".
Update, "German online hate speech reform criticised for allowing ‘backdoor’ data collection. Germany’s Network Implementation Act, NetzDG for short, has become even stricter. Social networks must now not only delete potentially criminal content but also report it to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). However, some data will have to be forwarded to the authorities, even before they have established suspicion. EURACTIV Germany reports".
*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.