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FTC: Small business web hosting services are not sufficiently protected

The US Federal Trade Commission has conducted a study on web-hosting services for small businesses. The results demonstrate that most of these services do not offer easy access to safeguarding technologies, such as tools that authenticate emails and would avoid phishing attacks. Therefore, small businesses should be aware of the safety instruments provided by the services, while the services must increase their efforts to offer reliable security systems.

The FTC study is available here
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Italian Member R&P Legal publishes WP29 guidelines on data breaches

PrivacyRules Italian Member R&P Legal law firm, one of the leading law firms in the country, publishes a brief commentary on the WP29 guidelines on data breaches.

The commentary is available, in Italian language, here
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Italian Member R&P Legal publishes on the WP29 draft guidelines on the accreditation of certification bodies

PrivacyRules Italian Member R&P Legal law firm, one of the leading law firms in the country, publishes a brief commentary on the WP29 draft guidelines on the accreditation of certification bodies.

The commentary is available, in Italian language, here
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Theresa May recognises the importance of data protection

During her speech at the Munich security conference, UK Prime Minister Theresa May underlined the importance of continuing to enhance data protection systems in the UK. She declared her readiness to talk with the EU to evolve the sector after the end of the Brexit process. May also ensured that the UK’s Data Protection Bill is aligned with the EU framework and that the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office is making efforts to cooperate with the EU DPAs, in order to provide stability for EU and UK individuals and businesses.

For a transcript of May’s speech click here
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Facebook risks a fine of up to €100 million from Belgian DPA

A Belgian court has warned Facebook that the company could face a fine of nearly €100 million in case it does not stop tracking consumers on third-party websites. The case has been initiated by Belgium's Privacy watchdog and the social media company has been obliged to delete all data that it gathered illegally about Belgian citizens. In the court's opinion, Facebook fails to provide adequate information about its information gathering activities, which are carried out without consent.

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