The new Dixons Carphone boss, Alex Baldock, has underlined his warning that fixing the retailer’s problems will take time, as he reported a 24% plunge in profits. The UK electricals and mobile phone retailer, which disclosed a huge data breach last week, has been hit by the lack of technical innovation in mobile phones, meaning […]
Almost a third of UK organizations have sacked an employee as a result of data breach negligence, according to new research from Shred-it’s Security Tracker report. The firm carried out a survey of three sample groups – 1000 small business owners, 1000 C-suite execs of large organizations and 1100 consumers/employees to expose security risks currently threatening […]
A London council’s data protection efforts are under review after it told residents to email in their payment card details for parking bay suspensions via a Word document. Islington Council had required residents to share the security code from the rear of their cards, as well as their address, among other details. Read full story.
The House of Commons spent £100,000 of taxpayers’ money on training for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was criticised by MPs as being “inaccurate,” “ludicrous” and “exaggerated,” documents have revealed. Read full story.
Dixons Carphone has admitted a huge data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records. It is investigating the hacking attempt, which began in July last year. Dixons Carphone said it had no evidence that any of the cards had been used fraudulently following the breach. Read full story.
Yahoo! UK Services Limited has been fined £250,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a cyber-attack in November 2014. The incident was publicly disclosed in September 2016, almost two years after it had taken place. Because of when the breach happened, the ICO’s investigation was carried out under the Data Protection Act 1998. Read full story.
The handbook provides an overview of the EU’s and the CoE’s applicable legal frameworks. It also explains key case law, summarising major rulings of both the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. Read full story.
The British and Foreign Bible Society, based in Swindon, has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office, after their computer network was compromised as the result of a cyber-attack in 2016. Read full story.
Yahoo’s new owner, Oath, escapes fine from Irish data watchdog for breach that affected 500m people, but it must tighten up its systems. Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has found against Yahoo in a data breach that affected the privacy of 500m people worldwide, including 39m EU citizens. Read full story.