Google has been slapped with a fine of US$57M by French authorities –the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules (GDPR) that took effect last year. The National Data Protection Commission said Google “lack[ed] transparency, inadequate information and lack[ed] valid consent” regarding ad personalisation for users. Google must be…

The United Nations is the latest organisation to experience a privacy breach. Again, the privacy breach has occurred through a third party provider and a lack of proper configuration. These breaches don’t just teach us that the organisations have been the subject of breaches of privacy, but they give insight into the organisation as a…