GLOBAL TRENDS IN CYBERLAW 2019
Technology has seeped into everyone’s pockets these days, smartphones have now become a commodity which is essential if a person wants to exist in today’s world. But the ease of access of being on the internet has not come without a price. In 2019, it is not just technology that has advanced but as well as the ways in which this new technology can be compromised. Companies and brands are so quick to dispense out new technology that they do not really check into its safety, and thus end up creating holes in its security which are easy to exploit for hackers. The amount of data breaches in 2019 alone has left millions of people’s data exposed. It not only included the infamous Facebook data breach, for which Facebook’s founder Mr Zuckerberg had to face the wrath of United State’s Supreme Court and Google storing its users’ passwords in plaintext, completely unprotected and in the grasp of hackers, Baltimore’s County Public Schools(BCPS) website was also found containing a security flaw that exposed a high amount of sensitive data about the students and staff members, which included their home addresses and medical conditions, which can potentially expose children to the lurking pedophiles anywhere around the area. There were also innumerable potentially smaller cyber attacks throughout the world, including the breach of personal data of LabCorp, which is a testing giant where details of patients like addresses, phone numbers, dates of service, providers and balance information as well as their credit card and bank information had been exposed in the American Medical Collection Agency’s(AMCA) data breach, Atleast 7.7 million LabCorp patients were affected by the data breach.