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ICO fines City Law firm £98,000 for data breaches following ransomware attack

The UK Data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), has fined Tuckers Solicitors £98,000 for multiple data breaches relating to the disclosure of their client’s court documents which were published on the dark web. This followed a ransomware attack by a hacker which resulted in 972,191 files being stolen from the firm. Read the […]

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Facebook Hit With $18.6 Million GDPR Fine Over 12 Data Breaches in 2018

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) on Tuesday slapped Facebook and WhatsApp owner Meta Platforms a fine of €17 million (~$18.6 million) for a series of security lapses that occurred in violation of the European Union’s GDPR laws in the region. “The DPC found that Meta Platforms failed to have in place appropriate technical and […]

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ICO fines transgender charity for data protection breach exposing sensitive personal data

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined transgender charity Mermaids £25,000 for failing to keep the personal data of its users secure. It also noted that Mermaids’ staff and volunteers received mandatory data protection training in December 2018, which is updated annually, but that training was “inadequate and/or ineffective” Read via ICO

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ICO Issued Over £42 Million in Fines Last Year

The UK’s privacy regulator issued over £42 million in fines last year, although the vast majority of the money relates to two major GDPR penalties, according to new data. Flagged by think tank Parliament Street, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) “work to recover fines” report revealed that 17 financial penalties had been levied in 2020, […]

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