Here’s a round-up of interesting reading we found online today*;
Test and trace system to launch without app amid privacy fears. Ministers are preparing to unveil a contact tracing system that does not require an app after trials proved less than successful. A modified track and trace system to be announced this week will be entirely reliant on the public handing over key personal data to call centre workers, amid warnings it will prompt a slew of phishing scams.
Cybersecurity review may spell end for Huawei 5G deal. Government set for climb down after the US bans on Chinese telecoms group and growing resistance from backbenchers. The National Cyber Security Centre in the UK is expected to conclude that US sanctions against Huawei will make it impossible to use the Chinese company’s technology as planned for 5G networks.
A new report by Kapersky worth a read, "Defending digital privacy: taking personal protection to the next level". The Kaspersky Global Privacy Report 2020 is a study into the state of consumer attitudes towards online privacy. The survey was conducted by independent research agency Toluna between January and February 2020.
News from Tokyo, as governments are trying to strike a delicate balance between public safety and privacy in an attempt to convince citizens to embrace contract-tracing apps, which have gained popularity as a tool for stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus. More than 60 countries and regions have introduced the apps in their fight against the pandemic, although the penetration rate -- or percentage of the population using the tech -- remains below 50% in many places, leaving their effectiveness in question. “Governments should strive to increase transparency, such as through communicating how the data will be used,” said Ichiro Satoh, a professor at Japan's National Institute of Informatics.
Blog post states "The dark web is flooded with offers to purchase corporate network access. There is a flood of interest in accessing corporate networks on the dark web, according to Positive Technologies".
Interesting read, "China should speed up the process of setting up a national data security law so as to strengthen the protection over personal privacy and establish a mechanism that guarantees China's data sovereignty facing global competition, Zheng Jie, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislative body, proposed during the ongoing two sessions".
Blog post covering the latest in Crypto "Moving Coins, Data Breaches, and Magical Authors: Bad Crypto News of the Week".
Blog post, "Phishers are trying to bypass Office 365 MFA via rogue apps. Phishers are trying to bypass the multi-factor authentication (MFA) protection on users’ Office 365 accounts by tricking them into granting permissions to a rogue application. Abnormal Attack Stories: LogMeIn Phishing"
Update, "Easyjet is bracing itself against an £18 billion group class action that has been filed against it by customers impacted by the recent large-scale data breach. International law firm PGMBM said it has issued a class action claim in the High Court of London with a potential liability of £18 billion, calculations reveal customers may be entitled to compensation of around £2,000 each".
Interesting read from Entrepreneur.com "5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Prepare for the Post-Coronavirus Business World. Is your business ready for the five largest macro-trends we are about to see?"
*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.