Data protection after Brexit is moving away from the GDPR. Havana tightened online censorship. Beijing’s cyber contractors and their APT sideline activities.
At a glance.
- Data protection after Brexit is moving away from the GDPR.
- Havana tightened online censorship.
- Beijing’s cyber contractors and their APT sideline activities.
The UK had its plethora of “tick” privacy policies.
The UK hopes to tread a tightrope in easing GDPR requirements that stifle innovation and offend common sense without clashing with the existing EU-UK data transfer agreement, the Wall Street Journal Reports. If successful, the changes are expected to benefit the UK economy, science and technology. However, if the European Commission decides that the revisions deviate too far from EU standards, London will have to grapple with developing another data convention and organizations may face more complex compliance requirements. Great Britain is also forging data transfer agreements with Washington, Canberra and eight other nations.
The guard Headlights Impatience of users with the trademark of the GDPR “irritating cookie pop-ups”. England will present a test case of how much leeway the framework allows and what different forms of data protection can take, according to the article. “Now that we have left the EU, I am determined to seize the opportunity and develop a world-leading data policy,” commented Minister of Culture Oliver Dowden.
Cuba is tightening online censorship.
The recording details the implications of Havana’s new “cybersecurity” laws. In addition to setting up an “Institute for Information and Social Communication”, legislation requires network providers to use devices that monitor traffic, stop and report “cybersecurity incidents” and block the transmission of “false information”. “Cyber security incidents” are defined to include criticism of the regime. The laws also bind independent networks and prohibit unauthorized network devices. The Record sees more internet shutdowns in Cuba’s future along with a national firewall.
China’s enterprising and destructive cyber contractors.
The New York Times traces the contours of Beijing’s trend towards Moscow-style hacking operations. As we have seen, the CCP’s fulcrum with the Ministry of State Security (MSS) sponsored cyber operations correlated with an increase in both sophistication and audacity. Recruiting from universities, the private sector and cyber tournaments, MSS looks the other way when the talent mixes crime and espionage. Current setup can be sloppy, with easy-to-follow online tracks, but viewers fear that China’s cyber game will only improve in the years to come.