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ICPA are extremely excited to announce that they have partnered with iCaaS - GDPR Management
September 4, 2019

iCaaS, which stands for Compliance as a Service, forms part of the Data Support Agency Group. Using over £1.2 million in investment for research and development, iCaaS has created one of the newest, disruptive pieces of technology to hit the market. It’s SaaS based solution for GDPR management is designed to make GDPR easy.ICPA members can benefit from a 25% discount.That’s not all – members and non-members can also try...

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Data breach of possible 14 million users at Hostinger
August 28, 2019

Usernames, emails, first names and IP addresses have been breached at web hosting provider and internet domain company Hostinger International, affecting a possible 14 million customers.The company said it has reset user passwords as a “precautionary measure” after it detected unauthorised access to a database containing sensitive information.Hackers breached its internal system API and gained access to data of the Lithuanian...

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One of the “Big 4” fined under GDPR
August 20, 2019

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the first of the “Big 4” to be fined under GDPR.The Greek Data Protection Authority (DPA) recently fined the audit group €150,000 for wrongly using “consent” as a basis for processing personal data on staff.The DPA have now given PwC three months to implement corrective measures and comply with GDPR.An investigation was made into the lawfulness of the processing of personal data of PwC...

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CCPA vs GDPR
August 16, 2019

The GDPR, which went into effect in May 2018, is one of the most comprehensive data protection laws in the world. The CCPA’s impact is expected to be huge, given California’s status as the fifth largest global economy. The CCPA will take effect on 1 January 2020, however, organizations have to provide consumers with information regarding the preceding 12-month period. Therefore, some actions may need to be done before the launch date. Both...

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Researcher exposes serious flaws within businesses to adequately deal with GDPR.
August 12, 2019

University of Oxford-based researcher James Pavur contacted UK and US-based firms to test how they would handle a "right of access" request made in someone else's name.For the purposes of his investigation, he asked each of them for all the data that they held on his fiancée, citing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).He found that an astonishing one in four companies revealed personal information about his partner – even...

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iCaaS - Making GDPR Easy
August 8, 2019

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our new, innovative GDPR management software, iCaaS. This is now available as a free 14-day trial with pricing starting from only £9.99 a month.Start your 14-day Free Trial TodayiCaaS GDPR ManagementiCaaS, which stands for Compliance as a Service, forms part of the Data Support Agency Group.  It has continued to develop and build on the success of the group’s initial offering...

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Sky customers told to change password following possible data breach
August 1, 2019

Sky customers have been told to change their passwords after a possible data breach.EmailThe company has sent out emails to customers across the UK urging them to reset their passwords as part of a "security measure".Customers have been asked via email to choose a new password as Sky has had to change their existing logins, raising fears that the company has suffered some kind of breach or attack.The email reads: "At Sky we take...

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Facebook slapped with a $5 billion fine over data scandal
July 16, 2019

American authorities have approved a $5 billion fine against Facebook over the sharing of data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The Justice Department is now expected to review and approve the settlement after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made its landmark decision.The motion was passed by a vote of 3-2, FTC’s decision broke party lines, with the Republican majority voicing support of the fine, while...

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British Airways fined £183 million for data breach
July 8, 2019

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued British Airways with a huge penalty after the personal details of more than 500,000 customers were stolen from its website and app.The data watchdog has told the International Airlines Group (IAG) that the fine will be equivalent to 1.5% of its worldwide turnover for 2017.Last September, police were called after hackers launched a cyber-attack against the airline, which is owned by IAG....

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Is Bitcoin too much of a privacy risk?
June 24, 2019

Bitcoin is the internet’s version of money. These are pieces of unique digital money that can be transferred from one person to another.The coins are generated using an open-source computer program to solve complex math problems which is called mining.Each coin is defined by a public address and has its own fingerprint and a private key or a string of numbers and letters that give each a specific identity.The private key is essentially...

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