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China passes new privacy law

China passed its new privacy law, called the Personal Information Protection Law, designed to protect users’ personal data. The law is expected to come into effect on November 1st and requires any entity handling the personal data of Chinese citizens to minimize the collection of data and to get users’ consent. It also contains rules for companies to follow while carrying out cross-border data transfers. Read More

Microsoft leak exposes records from states, large businesses

A misconfiguration in a Microsoft platform exposed 38 million records from state and federal agencies and large businesses including American Airlines and New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The leak consisted of personal information of individuals like the employee information, data related to Covid-19 vaccinations, contact tracing, and testing appointments. Read More

Big Tech commits billions in cybersecurity investments