Metropolitan Police Service’s ‘Gangs Matrix’ breached data protection laws
The ICO has issued an enforcement notice, ordering the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to overhaul how it manages and shares data recorded on the Gangs Matrix, a database that records [...]
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Security and usability without a trade-off
In the past, effective security often came at the expense of usability and vice versa. Presently, many still believe that both security and usability can’t be achieved together effectively and [...]
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Personal data of 9.4 million Cathay Pacific passengers breached
Hong Kong based international airline, Cathay Pacific, that serves flights around the world announced a data breach which exposed the personal information of 9.4 million of its passengers. This breach [...]
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ICO fines Bupa £175,000 for failing to protect customer data from misuse
Bupa Insurance Services Limited who manages domestic and global insurance policies has been fined £175,000 under the Data Protection Act 1998 for failing to have appropriate organisational and technical measures [...]
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Uber to pay £113 million to settle 2016 data breach
Following the disclosure last year of the 2016 Uber data breach that Uber desperately tried to hide, Uber has agreed to pay £113 million to settle legal action brought by [...]
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GDPR: 7 Fundamental principles pivotal to privacy by design
The GDPR dictates that organisations ‘implement appropriate technical and organisational measures’ to ‘ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services’. It also mandates that data [...]
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ICO fines Equifax £500,000 for failing to protect customers’ data
A year on from the disclosure of one of the world’s worst data breaches, the Equifax data breach that impacted 146 million customers globally, the UK’s Information Commissioners Office has [...]
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British Airways Hacked: Aviation industry is a growing target for cybercriminals
British Airways Breach British Airways (BA) has been hacked. On Wednesday evening BA noticed some anomalies and realised that something was very wrong. After investigating through the night, it uncovered [...]
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Accounting firms are prime targets for hackers, here’s how to protect your business
Accountancy firms of all sizes are routinely targeted by hackers. Firms hold a wide range of personal data including tax identification numbers, logins and sensitive financial details, making them an [...]
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Hackers took £11 million of law firms’ money last year, here’s how to protect your…
Last year, there was a 20 per cent rise in cyber-attacks on law firms. According to figures from the National Cyber Security Centre, this saw cyber thieves take more than [...]
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