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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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250m entries exposed in Microsoft data breach

250m entries exposed in Microsoft data breach

A Microsoft data breach left a customer database exposed online last month, with 250 million entries involved. Microsoft revealed that the database, which stored anonymised user analytics, was left without protection between 5th December and 31st December. The...

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Regus data breach leaves employee data exposed

Regus data breach leaves employee data exposed

Regus, an office-space provider, has seen the data of 900 employees exposed by accident. This Regus data breach took place following a staff review, and involved staff details being posted publicly online. According to BBC News, the review involved sales staff showing...

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Pop-ups for website cookies could breach of GDPR

Pop-ups for website cookies could breach of GDPR

Pop-ups asking us for our consent to website cookies have increased since GDPR came into force. However, a new study shows that many of these pop-ups could actually still be in breach of GDPR. The study, titled: "Dark Patterns after the GDPR: Scraping Consent Pop-ups...

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