Many organisations acknowledge that their privacy activities are inadequate and that they have worsened over the past two years, a survey shows.
More than a third (43 per cent) of organisations polled by Gartner have a comprehensive privacy management program in place, while seven per cent admitted to doing the bare minimum to meet their legal requirements.
As the bring your own device (BYOD) trend gathers momentum, companies are not protecting themselves by putting security policies in place, research shows.
As many as a quarter of manufacturing organisations based in the UK were shown to be allowing the use of personal devices on company networks, without the presence of formal policies, Intrinsic Technology found earlier this month.
Professional networking site LinkedIn has questioned the US government's motivations by not allowing websites to publish the number of security-related data requests they have received.
Releasing its latest transparency report for the first half of the year, the site acknowledged that all other government requests for member data from all over the world are covered by the study.
China is placing greater emphasis on IT security, with the market expected to grow considerably over the next few years.
The International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that the compound growth rate in the market will reach 12.2 per cent between 2012 and 2017.
As many Asian nations experience economic growth, the need to secure intellectual property is becoming more prominent.
This is an area of business that may have previously been overlooked, noted senior managing director at risk consultancy Kroll Tad Kageyama, but this is no longer the case.
The current legal system is failing to keep up with the challenges posed by cyber crime, one international law expert believes.
As new technologies emerge, the necessary legislation is not being put into place to protect users against the activities of hackers, explained Professor Stuart Kaye.
Six privacy groups voiced their objections, which were sent to the US Federal Trade Commission – they claimed that the alterations violate a settlement on user privacy.
The IT security market is currently suffering from a lack of qualified personnel, which could be putting organisations across the globe at risk.
This is the warning coming from various security experts, who believe that a lack of talent is a problem affecting some of the world's biggest companies, as well as smaller firms.
There is growing pressure on retailers to provide their customers with a secure experience whenever they carry out a transaction, results of a survey show.
Carried out by McAfee and the IHL Group, the poll discovered that for some retailers, keeping up with the latest security trends can be difficult, especially as the number of devices that they are dealing with increases.
The Australian Privacy Principles, due to come into force in March next year, have officially been released for public consultation.
Australian information commissioner John McMillan and privacy commissioner Timothy Pilgrim launched the consultation, which relates to new laws encouraging greater transparency in the management of personal information.