Tag: data protection

News and information from the Advent IM team.

GDPR Fines Totalled Over €1bn in 2021

Last year saw a huge onus on the protection of data and privacy and this is reflected in the huge increase of GDPR fines, year-over year. According to data presented by Atlas VPN, GDPR fines hit over €1 billion in 2021 – compared to €171 million in 2020. A total of 412 penalties were issued […]

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Morgan Stanley – A Decommissioning Lesson, Blog by Senior Security Consultant, Ian Warren

  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
  • General

$60m; the price of complacency?  The recent agreement by Morgan Stanley was born out of failing to adhere to some basic Data Protection principles when dealing with their customer information.  Their requirement to safeguard such sensitive, personal data was sadly short of the mark. This example shows us the importance of information security through the […]

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Facial Recognition Firm Facing £17m ICO Data Handling Fine

The company has been ordered to stop data processing after the ICO warned of a substantial privacy fine for the mishandling of collected facial data in the UK. Australian Facial recognition company Clearview AI is facing a £17 million fine for its mishandling on user data in the UK. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced […]

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BLOG POST: Lloyd v. Google Class Action by Liam Walker

  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
  • General

On 10th November 2021, the UK Supreme Court handed down a highly anticipated judgment in the case of Lloyd v Google. The case brought by Mr Lloyd was a representative action on behalf of several millions of individuals who were allegedly subjected to the use of unlawful Google advertising cookies in their Safari browsers and […]

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ICO fines HIV Scotland for email data protection breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the charity HIV Scotland £10,000 for a breach of data protection law through an emailing. It sent an email in February 2020 to 105 people which included patient advocates representing people living in Scotland with HIV. All the email addresses were visible to all recipients, and 65 of […]

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It’s Time to Purge your Data this #Halloween

  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
  • General

  While we do not recommend you ‘purge’ your data only once a year, we do recommend you continuously free your systems of data that is no longer fit for purpose. Your organisation will hold masses of data and hopefully, you are already aware that you only retain and keep what is needed. Customer information, […]

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