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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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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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