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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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Final Thoughts – PrivSec London 2020

Final Thoughts – PrivSec London 2020

At the PrivSec London conference on the 4th and 5th February, we enjoyed hearing how leading professionals in our field are tackling the many shared challenges of doing business under the changing needs of the 2020s. Here are some final thoughts from the event's...

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Cybersecurity Challenges – PrivSec London 2020

Cybersecurity Challenges – PrivSec London 2020

There were a lot of insightful talks from the PrivSec London conference last week – here’s our pick of some of the most important points on the topic of cybersecurity. Representatives from Microsoft provided some real eye-openers, such as: everyone’s passwords may...

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Insights from Sheila Fitzpatrick – PrivSec London 2020

Insights from Sheila Fitzpatrick – PrivSec London 2020

At the PrivSec London conference last week, we heard from Sheila Fitzpatrick, a global expert in privacy and compliance. Here’s our pick of what she had to say and her advice about GDPR, the culture shift it has already brought about, and data privacy and security....

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The Need for a Culture Shift – PrivSec London 2020

The Need for a Culture Shift – PrivSec London 2020

From what we heard at the PrivSec London conference this week, it was clear that a culture shift is needed in many – maybe most – companies coming into the new decade. Our thanks go to the guest speakers who provided these insights - you can see a full list of those...

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DynaRisk reports on UK data breaches

DynaRisk reports on UK data breaches

A report from cybersecurity firm DynaRisk has uncovered some interesting facts about UK data breaches. The information uncovered by the company includes: There have been more data breaches for users with BT email addresses than for those who use Gmail, Hotmail, or...

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First UK GDPR fine issued

First UK GDPR fine issued

The first UK GDPR fine has been issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). A fine of £275,000 was issued to Doorstep Dispensaree Ltd, a pharmacy based in London which supplies medicine to care homes. The fine was issued on 20th December 2019 after an...

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