Meta faces $19m fine over Data Breach

Facebook parent company Meta has been slapped with a fine of €17 million or $19m by the Irish data watchdog. And the reason for the penalty issuance is that the company failed to maintain certain security standards while protecting the information of EU public. As Meta failed to comply with the latest GDPR rules of […]

UK ICO slaps £200,000 penalty for sending spam mails and messages  

We Buy Any Car, Sports Direct and Saga Insurance were slapped with a £450,000 penalty for sending over 351 million emails and an equivalent number of text messages. And per the details available to our Cybersecurity Insiders, the data watchdog slapped the above said penalty against the said three companies for using its user data […]

UK Information Commissioner pronounced £42 million worth penalties on companies

UK’s Information Commissioner Office(ICO) has disclosed that it has slapped multiple penalties on companies that failed to protect the information of its customers from data breaches last year. And estimates are in that the amount could total around £42 million that includes the £20m penalty slapped on British Airways and Marriott Hotel Chain. According to […]

The year 2020 witnessed these biggest GDPR fines

Google was awarded $56.6 million or €50 million penalty in March 2020 by the France data watchdog for failing to provide transparent information to users about its rules and regulations pertaining to data collection related to its products and services. H&M Germany had to face a penalty of $41 million or €35 million for fraudulently […]

United States imposes $6.8 billion penalty on Facebook for data scandal

The United States has imposed a $6.8 billion penalty on Facebook for its Cambridge Analytica data scandal. However, the fine which was pronounced by the Federal Trade Commission(FTC) on Friday this week has to get approval from the Justice of Department before it gets finalized. Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the penalty was levied after […]

British Airways fetches £183 million Cyber Attack penalty after GDPR

British Airways (BA) which suffered a major cyber attack in September last year has received the latest jolt in the last weekend. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made an official statement early today saying that it has imposed a penalty of £183 million which was possibly the biggest penalty ever issued against a […]

Google and Facebook data and ad scam with NHS

NHS websites are said to be sending data to Google and Facebook to help the tech giants to target web traffic with related ads. These details were discovered in a research carried out by Cookiebot which claims that 60% of WebPages operated by UK based NHS was having ad trackers. So, when people search the […]

France imposes 50M Euros penalty on Google for targeted advertising

France data watchdog has imposed a hefty fine of 50 million Euros on Google for making it difficult to users to understand and manage preferences on how their personal information is being used and how they are being targeted by ads. CNIL or the National Commission on Informatics and Liberty is said to have imposed […]

Facebook to face $22.5 million penalties for data privacy violations

Mark Zuckerberg’s company Facebook is on the verge of facing a penalty of $22.5 million by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). And if this penalty turns into a reality, this could be the biggest fine ever imposed on any company in the history of North America. FTC is now not in a position to […]

UBER to pay $491,000 Penalty for 2016 Cyber Attack

Uber Technologies, an American taxicab company has been ordered to pay $491,000 or £385,000 (pounds) by UK data watchdog over a 2016 cyber attack which compromised the data of millions of customers and tens of thousands of drivers. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said that the penalty has been imposed on the California based peer to […]

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