Despite summer season, data protection news are still happening. Our consultants prepared News Digest for you. Without any doubts, accompanied by their brief comments. Enjoy!
IBM Security report: average cost of a data breach is $4.24M, $180 per lost or stolen record
IBM Security released its benchmark “Cost of a Data Breach” report. Some of their key findings include:
Google delaying third-party cookie phaseout to 2024
Google announced it will delay its plan to phase out third-party cookies on its Chrome browser until the second half of 2024. Such cookies will be replaced by various APIs part of Google’s Privacy Sandbox initiative, which are expected to allow marketers to use privacy-sensitive advertising tools when delivering targeted ads to individuals. Developers can already test these APIs today, and beginning in early August, the Privacy Sandbox trials will expand to millions of users globally. The trial population will gradually increase throughout the rest of the year and into 2023. The Privacy Sandbox initiative aims to reduce cross-site and cross-app tracking, yet it is still unclear if and how these objectives will impact the marketers.
US Senate committee advances new children’s privacy bills
Two federal bills to protect children and teenagers’ online privacy were passed out of a U.S. Senate committee. Committee members passed an update to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the new Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA). The major update to COPPA is the Children and Teens Online Privacy Protection Act, which extends the law’s rule to children through age 17. As for the KOSA, it focuses on implementing safeguards against algorithms of social media platforms that cause adverse mental and physical health consequences for children. While there was some opposition to amending the COPPA, KOSA received unanimous committee support.