Facebook could face a fine of up to 1 per cent of its global revenue for allegedly misleading the European Union when it won approval to buy the WhatsApp messaging service in 2014.
New European ecommerce rules to tighten up the security of online checkout threaten to make buying things on mobile – and on desktop – much more time consuming and could see an end to all forms of express checkout.
Police powers are to be extended to allow police access internet records and hack into suspects’ smartphones and computers.
Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of UK consumers online are concerned about the level of protection given to the personal information they share with brands and organisations online.
The UK government is offering a free virtual health check to companies to help ensure they can defend themselves against cyber attacks on their data – a Cyber Governance Health Check.
Visa has announced the introduction of token technology to Visa Checkout, the online service that allows customers to store shipping and payment information without having to re-enter their information.
Research from HP Fortify has found that 100 per cent of tested smartwatches exhibit security flaws, raising concerns about their use in a number of different areas, including ecommerce.