German Privacy Office Issues Privacy Shield Guidelines

Sept. 16 — New guidelines from one of Germany’s 16 state data protection regulators could shed some light on how the nation’s other enforcers will implement the European Union-U.S. Privacy Shield, data protection attorney told Bloomberg BNA Sept. 16. The guidance, issued Sept. 12 by the data protection authority (DPA) of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia…

Obama Launches First Cyberwar Against ISIS, Cuts Recruiting by 75 percent

The Obama administration has launched the first cyberwar against the Islamic State, a war that, coupled with real, not virtual, fighting, is producing one of the most encouraging on-the-ground success. The Obama administration has launched the first cyberwar against the Islamic State, a war that, coupled with real, not virtual, fighting, is producing one of…

‘Massive data breach’ at Almelo Municipaility, Dutch

Hackers have stolen 22 gigabytes of data from municipal servers in Almelo, reports NU.nl. It says that although it is unclear what data have been leaked, people’s personal data have almost certainly been affected. Hackers reportedly gained access to systems for Werkplein Twente, a partnership between the UWV benefit agency and areas in Twente that help…