Data breach exposes personal information of thousands of LAPD officers and applicants

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain What happens when those who serve and protect are not being protected themselves? Officers at the Los Angeles Police Department found out recently after a data breach of the city’s personnel department exposed personal information of about 2,500 officers. The breach also exposed the information of 17,500 officer applicants. The […]

Anonymizing personal data 'not enough to protect privacy,' shows new study

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain With the first large fines for breaching EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations upon us, and the UK government about to review GDPR guidelines, researchers have shown how even anonymised datasets can be traced back to individuals using machine learning. The researchers say their paper, published today in Nature […]

Many search engine users unaware of personal data collection

[ad_1] Nearly a third (32%) of searchers are unaware that their personal location is collected to display personalised ads, and the majority do not know what kind of information is involved, according to a study by the Reboot Digital Marketing Agency. The study is based on an analysis of findings by UK communications regulator Ofcom […]