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Compromised API led to data theft of 37 million T-Mobile customers

A hacker leveraged an Application Programming Interface (API) to steal the personal information of 37 million customers over two months, undetected, from American cellular...

Privacy by Design to become an ISO standard next month

Fourteen years after being introduced by a Canadian privacy commissioner, Privacy by Design (PbD) is about to become an international privacy standard for the...

Stolen data on 200 million Twitter users now being given away

Twitter account information on 200 million users, including Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Donald Trump Jr., is now available for free on a hacker...

Meta to pay US$725 to U.S. Facebook users over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The fallout from the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to follow Facebook and its parent, Meta Platforms. Reuters reports that  Meta has agreed to pay...

Ad-free search platform launches in Canada

Search engine Neeva launches today in Canada to provide users with a tracking-free and ad-free alternative to search platform Google. Following its launch in the...

LastPass admits new hack, some customer data exposed

Information that hackers got from an August hack of password management provider LastPass was used to compromise the company again, its CEO has acknowledged. “We...

Proposed privacy law lets personal data be ‘exploited’ by Canadian firms: Citizen Lab

Ottawa’s second attempt at overhauling federal legislation regulating how businesses collect and use personal data of Canadians still favours the private-sector, says a leading...

Google to pay US$391 million for misleading Android users on location tracking

Google has agreed to pay US$391.5 million and to be more upfront with consumers about its privacy and data capture practices in a settlement...

Privacy rights must be respected in digital ID systems, say Canadian regulators

As Canada’s public and private sectors launch new digital identity programs, federal, provincial, and territorial regulators say rights to privacy and transparency must be...

Hamilton employee mistakenly sends email blast with all names and addresses visible

The carbon-based units are again responsible for a huge breach of security controls at an organization. This time it was an employee of the City...

Study reveals consumers have conflicting beliefs about digital privacy protection

New research from GetApp shows that Canadian consumers have conflicting beliefs about who should bear the responsibility for protecting digital privacy, with 41 per...

Uber says compromised credentials of a contractor led to data breach

Uber has added more detail to the narrative of its latest breach of security controls, saying  the compromise of an external contractor’s credentials was...

Twitter can’t protect users’ data, former CISO alleges

Twitter’s former chief information security officer (CISO) leveled a series of serious accusations against his former employer in testimony before U.S. Congress, including allegations...

Canadian Digital Trust & Identity standard and others under review, comments invited

The CIO Strategy Council has announced that it is now inviting comments on the draft second edition of the National Standard of Canada for...

Digital identity verification spend to exceed $20 billion globally by 2027, study reveals

New research from Juniper Research has found that spending on digital identity verification checks will reach US$20.8 billion globally in 2027, an increase from...

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