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U.S. official warns of 'unintended consequences' of European data privacy law


SAN FRANCISCO U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned on Tuesday that a European data privacy law taking effect next month may have "unintended consequences" that harm the United States' ability to protect itself from cyber attacks.

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Moscow says basis for allegations of Russian cyber campaign unclear 17 Apr 2018

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SAN FRANCISCO White House cyber security coordinator Rob Joyce will leave his post and return to the National Security Agency, a White House official said on Monday.

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UK to Russia on alleged cyber campaign: 'You will not succeed' 16 Apr 2018

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Bangladesh eyes settlement in U.S. cyber heist suit ahead of its own case 16 Apr 2018

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UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia if infrastructure targeted: Sunday Times 14 Apr 2018

LONDON Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources.

Oxygen device maker Inogen discloses customer data breach 13 Apr 2018

Oxygen supply device maker Inogen Inc said on Friday it was notifying 30,000 existing and former customers following a data breach that led to improper access of personal details of some rental clients.

Cyber, regulation biggest risks for Europe's businesses: survey 13 Apr 2018

LONDON Cyber and regulatory risk have become the biggest concerns for European business executives, overtaking political and economic risk, after several large cyber attacks and ahead of a major shake-up in data regulation, a survey showed on Friday.

West Virginia sues Equifax over data breach 12 Apr 2018

West Virginia sued Equifax Inc on Thursday for failing to safeguard consumer information of hundreds of thousands of state residents and for delaying alerting the public to a breach that exposed the personal data of about 148 million people, the state's attorney general said.

U.S. group sets up framework to keep customers' financial data secure 12 Apr 2018

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), a trade group for the U.S. financial industry, released a framework on Thursday aimed at ensuring customers' private data remains safe when they give third parties access to it.

Uber expands settlement with FTC related to cyberattack 12 Apr 2018

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Sequoia Capital's Raanan launches cyber-focused fund 12 Apr 2018

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Internet of Things security firm Armis raises $30 million 09 Apr 2018

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Arizona election database targeted in 2016 by criminals, not Russia: source 09 Apr 2018

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Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens 08 Apr 2018

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