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Facebook fined over S. Korea data breach

November 26, 2020 5:00 AM

SEOUL • A South Korean agency tasked with protecting privacy rights yesterday fined Facebook 6.7 billion won (S$8.1 million) and sought a criminal investigation against the social media firm for providing users' personal information to other operators without consent.

India's biggest online grocer alerted to breach, sale of 20m users' data

November 16, 2020 5:00 AM

India's biggest online grocer BigBasket has suffered an alleged data breach that could have led to personal information of more than 20 million users being offered for sale on the Dark Web.

India's top online grocer faces potential breach of 20 million users' data

November 12, 2020 1:32 PM

BANGALORE - India's biggest online grocer BigBasket has suffered a potential data breach that could allegedly have led to personal information of over 20 million users being offered for sale on the dark web.

South Korean behind website that names and shames people accused of sex crimes repatriated from Vietnam

October 06, 2020 5:33 PM

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A man who ran a website that names and shames sex offenders, murderers and child molesters was sent back to Korea on Tuesday (Oct 6), two weeks after he was nabbed in Vietnam on charges of violating the law on information protection.

Use of call records for contact tracing a concern in India

August 20, 2020 5:00 AM

The Kerala government's decision to collect the phone call records of Covid-19 patients in the state has sparked concerns in India about breaches of privacy becoming routine during the pandemic.

Australian regulator sues Google over data privacy issues

July 28, 2020 5:00 AM

SYDNEY • Australia's competition regulator yesterday accused Alphabet's Google of misleading consumers to get permission for use of their personal data in targeted advertising, seeking a fine "in the millions" and aiming to establish a precedent.

Indonesia probes breach of data on more than 2 million voters

May 22, 2020 5:17 PM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia's election commission is investigating the release of 2.3 million voters' private information on a hacker website along with a threat to release the data of about 200 million people, the agency said on Friday (May 22).

Hong Kong sees surge in VPN downloads in response to security law

May 22, 2020 10:05 AM

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong saw a spike in downloads of software designed to mask internet usage on Thursday (May 21) after Beijing signalled plans to usher in a new national security law that could tighten its grip on the city.

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