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Top News: Royal Mail suffers breach, White House hosts ransomware summit, and more

Royal Mail suffers breach

The Royal Mail’s Click and Drop service suffered a data breach that allowed customers using the platform to access the parcel data of other clients and companies. Customers were able to view the orders, order history and customer details of other users. Read More

Digital Markets Act goes into force

The EU Digital Markets Act (DMA) has gone into force with the aim of putting an end to unfair practices by companies that act as gatekeepers in the online platform economy. The DMA defines the three main criteria that bring a company under its scope. Read More

White House hosts ransomware summit

The White House convened the second International Counter Ransomware Summit that included leaders from 36 countries and the European Union. The White House issued a fact sheet stating that the CRI and private-sector partners discussed and developed concrete, cooperative actions to counter the spread and impact of ransomware around the globe. Read More

Thomson Reuters leaks 3TB of server data

Thomson Reuters was found to have left at least three of its databases accessible. The leak could have been used for attacks, from social engineering attacks to ransomware. Once alerted to the vulnerability, the company secured the servers and notified customers. Read More

Spanish DPA launches tool for data controllers

The Spanish data protection authority (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos) has launched a tool to help organizations determine whether to notify a data protection regulator following a breach. The tool can also be used by data protection officers, data processors or consultants to obtain adequate information with which to advise controllers. Read More


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