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Privacy and Security recommendations for autumn 2020

Privacy and Security recommendations for autumn 2020

I've been collating findings from many online sessions and updates this year, and keep a log of latest findings, recommendations and case studies as I attend them. Here are some pointers to adapt your organisation to the latest guidance being shared by privacy and...

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UK & American Universities affected by Blackbaud hack

UK & American Universities affected by Blackbaud hack

Universities and charities in the UK, US, and Canada have all been affected by a hack that hit software supplier Blackbaud. Over 20 universities and charities have stated they were affected after Blackbaud - a supplier of administration and financial software - was...

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Covid-19 tracking app requires “greater justification”

Covid-19 tracking app requires “greater justification”

A Covid-19 tracking app might be a key part of halting the spread of the pandemic, but  there remain privacy concerns about the project. A new legal report has stated that any centralised system for contact tracing would lead to “significantly greater interference...

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Aptoide App Store Breached

Aptoide App Store Breached

The popular Android app store Aptoide has apparently been breached, with millions of users having their data stolen by a hacker. Aptoide is a third-party app store, meaning it isn't operated by Google or provided by a smartphone manufacturer, and claims to have over...

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Zoom – Privacy and Security Issues

Zoom – Privacy and Security Issues

As the coronavirus crisis affects the world, there has been a sharp rise in working from home and, as a result, the use of video conferencing platforms such as Zoom. But Zoom has also come under fire for numerous privacy and security issues. As reported by Help Net...

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Data Protection and Coronavirus – ICO Guidance

Data Protection and Coronavirus – ICO Guidance

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued guidance around data protection and coronavirus, recognising the "unprecedented challenges" we face during the pandemic. On the whole, the ICO is taking a commonsense approach. They state that measures taken...

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Details of 900,000 people leaked in Virgin Media data breach

Details of 900,000 people leaked in Virgin Media data breach

900,000 people have been hit by a Virgin Media data breach in which a database containing personal details was accessible over the internet for 10 months. The database contained details including email addresses, home addresses, and phone numbers, which were being...

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Home Office breaches GDPR 100 times in EU Scheme

Home Office breaches GDPR 100 times in EU Scheme

Home Office breaches of GDPR took place 100 times between 30th March and 31st August 2019, a report from the Independent Chief Inspectorate of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) has found. The breaches took place in relation to the EU Settlement Scheme, which accepts...

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