Why GDPR probably doesn’t apply to the Liberty data breach

Liberty Group (“Liberty”) released a communication on 18 June 2018, advising that “it has been subjected to illegal and unauthorised access to its IT infrastructure”. The data that was the subject of the breach seemed to be “largely emails and possibly attachments.” GDPR background About 3 weeks before that, on…

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How to protect your privacy like a hacker

Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could protect himself and his privacy from the king’s agents. That…

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Nigerian students arrested for cyber crimes in Benin Republic

Authorities in the Benin Republic have released 7 of the 12 students from Nigeria who are alleged to have committed cyber crimes in the country. This comes after Nigeria's Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, announced their release and explained that initially it…

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Central Bank of Nigeria's guidelines on cyber security risks

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued a letter and a draft document outlining how financial institutions in the West Afrikan country should deal with cyber security related risks. The main reason it has issued the draft "risk-based cyber-security framework", CBN explains, is because of the recent…

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