Here’s a round-up of interesting reading we found online today*;
Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp are in the firing line as Europe’s leading privacy watchdog for U.S. tech giants edges closer to delivering its first major sanctions under the region’s tough data-protection rules. The Irish Data Protection Commission said on May 22 that it finalized a draft decision linked to a data breach at Twitter and has asked its peers across the European Union for their sign-off.
BBC Explained posts about Coronavirus: "How does contact tracing work and is my data safe? The UK will have a ''world-beating'' coronavirus tracing programme by 1 June, Prime Minister Boris Johnson says. A team of 25,000 contact tracers will track down people who have been near those with coronavirus. Later on, an app will tell people if they have been near to someone with the disease and may need to self-isolate".
EasyJet to be sued over the customer data breach. If successful, the airline’s potential liability for the loss of millions of customer records could be as high as £18bn. Law firm PGMBM, a specialist in group legal action, has issued a class action claim under Article 82 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the High Court on behalf of nine million easyJet customers whose details were exposed in a data breach.
A data breach at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has exposed the personal data of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants. Personal information including names, Social Security numbers, home addresses, and claim receipts was exposed to other claimants due to a security vulnerability detected by Deloitte Consulting on May 15. Deloitte is the technology vendor for PUA systems in several states, including Ohio.
Unemployed workers in at least four states who are coping with layoffs from the impact of the coronavirus now have another worry, NBC News reported. Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois and Ohio have warned tens of thousands of residents who have applied online for unemployment benefits due to COVID-19 of possible data breaches that could have exposed names, addresses and Social Security numbers.
*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.