- 22 May 2019, 09:15 in Social Media

Millions of Instagram influencer account details exposed online

The photo-sharing platform is questioning how the contact details of nearly 50 million of its users came to be stored on an unprotected web database.


According to TechCrunch, which ran the story first, the personal and private data of high profile social media “influencers” were among the information compromised. The data included records such as names, email addresses and phone numbers.

Speaking to the BBC, Facebook-owned Instagram said it is now...

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- 1 April 2019, 07:00 in GDPR

Data Protection Magazine issue 3 now available online

The latest issue of Data Protection Magazine is now available to view online. Coming to...

- 15 May 2019, 09:00 in Social Media

Twitter bug accidentally discloses users’ location data

Twitter announced in a blog post that its platform was affecting the privacy of some...


- 7 May 2019, 09:30 in Social Media

Facebook comes under fire at IAPP Summit 2019

Speaking at the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC this week, Facebook came in...

- 2 May 2019, 10:00 in Social Media

The Future Is Private

At Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8 Mark Zuckerberg stood in front of a large screen in front of 5,000 developers and...

- 26 April 2019, 09:30 in Social Media

Data privacy investigations could cost Facebook up to $5bn

Reports reveal Facebook intends to portion off £2.3bn ($3bn) in anticipation of a probe conducted by US authorities into data protection...

- 24 April 2019, 08:00 in Social Media

Did Facebook use data to make money and gain competitive edge?

Documents have emerged that suggest Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke with the social network’s senior executives about harnessing user data...

- 18 April 2019, 09:00 in Social Media

New York launches privacy survey to improve state regulations

On Tuesday, New York State (NYS) customer protection officials launched a data privacy consumer survey to give New Yorkers the chance to give their opinion on current data privacy issues and to influence future policies.


- 16 April 2019, 08:30 in Social Media

ICO propose to ban likes and streaks for underage users

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has warned social media giants that they must enforce tougher controls in order to protect the data of...

- 9 April 2019, 06:00 in Social Media

Criminals trade stolen data within Facebook groups

A security company has said that cyber-criminals have been trading stolen goods on marketplaces and exchanges that are hosted on Facebook. Workers at...

- 3 April 2019, 09:00 in Social Media

ICO responds to Facebook call on governments to tighten internet regulation

The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham has spoken out following Mark Zuckerberg’s demands for governments to do more to control what...

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