Data breaches in the context of GDPR

Data breaches are not a new notion, they have been around ever since companies started keeping records. However, their nature changed and they gained public attention with the apparition of digital data. The evolution of Data Breaches Publicly-disclosed data breaches increased in frequency in the 1980s. In the 1990s and early 2000s, public awareness of the potential for data breaches began to rise. In the last years, the increase in the number of data breaches had a rising trend, as…

500 million Yahoo accounts breached in 2014

The incident Yahoo recently informed the public about the theft of crucial information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts. The information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Security advises Yahoo recommends users who haven’t changed their Yahoo passwords since 2014 do so. Their spokesperson said that account holders should also change passwords and security questions. Additionally, they should also change the answers for any other account they…