EU Privacy Chiefs Want Trump to Uphold Data Transfer Pact

European Union privacy regulators will soon question President Donald Trump on the U.S. commitment to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield data transfer pact. Although Trump’s Jan. 25 immigration executive order limiting extension of the Privacy Act to non-U.S. citizens doesn’t have a direct legal effect on the Privacy Shield, it has raised concerns over U.S. intentions. The Article…

‘Dark Web’ Sites Hit in Cyberattack

A network of websites used by hackers and others to anonymously share information has itself been hit by a cyberattack. The attack disabled a large chunk of the so-called Dark Web, knocking thousands of websites offline, cybersecurity and privacy specialists said. The anonymous attack, which hit a web-hosting provider named Freedom Hosting II, occurred on…

Hungry Hackers – Corporate Data Becoming More Savory

Hackers are always chomping at the bit to gain valuable information for a variety of reasons. Some do it for economic purposes, others for a political cause and then there are white-hat hackers that help companies and organizations protect their internal systems. What remains constant throughout most hacking ventures is the want, and sometimes need, to go after valuable…