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Britain, South Korea sign data sharing agreement

Britain has signed a data adequacy agreement with South Korea that will allow businesses to share data with fewer restrictions and no contractual safeguards. This deal is Britain’s first independent data-sharing agreement with a priority country post Brexit. Read More

EU passes DMA, DSA

The EU parliament has passed the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA) to keep a check on Big Tech's business practices and restrict their dominance. While the DMA will crack down on anti-competitive behavior by Big Tech, the DSA aims to make the internet safer. Read More

Google to erase location history data for abortion clinic visits

Google has announced that it will remove location history data showing visits to “medical facilities like counseling centers, domestic violence shelters, abortion clinics, fertility centers, addiction treatment facilities, weight loss clinics, cosmetic surgery clinics, and others”. This comes amid concerns that law enforcement authorities could use the digital trail to track an individual undergoing pregnancy termination. Read More

Database of California concealed carry permit breached

The California Department of Justice has announced that the personal information of individuals who sought a concealed carry weapons permit between the period 2011 and 2021 was exposed. The information was disclosed in connection with the June 27, 2022 update of its Firearms Dashboard Portal. Read More

Apple unveils Lockdown Mode

Apple has announced its Lockdown Mode capability that will offer optional protection to users facing targeted digital threats. The company will also provide a $10 million cybersecurity grant to support civil society organizations that conduct mercenary spyware threat research and advocacy. Read More

PennyWise malware discovered on YouTube

Researchers have discovered a new YouTube malware named “PennyWise” that uses multithreading to steal user data. The malware is being spread through YouTube and was uncovered in more than 80 videos on YouTube. Read More


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