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Advent IM’s Weekend Wisdom 20/08/2021

This week on Weekend Wisdom, it has been a busy week in news, with the major story of the week being the T-Mobile data breach, which resulted in the leak of 100 million customer records. Europol has shut down a cyber fraud ring that defrauded companies in 20 countries, and the Information Commissioner’s Office has […]

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No need to swap data for drinks, says privacy body

Customers should think carefully about handing over personal data when ordering food and drink via their mobile phones, the UK’s body overseeing data privacy suggests. Venues should only ask for data that is “relevant and necessary”, the ICO said. “I think it’s too easy to upload an app and straight away put your name, email […]

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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 – Data sharing: a code of practice

Information Commissioner’s foreword In 2011 the ICO published its first Data Sharing Code; in the intervening period the type and amount of data collected by organisations has changed enormously, as has the technology used to store and share it, and even the purposes for which it is used. It is imperative that we keep up […]

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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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