Category: GDPR

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Deepfake video goes viral
February 19, 2020

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the 1985 classic Back to the Future was remade with Ironman and Spiderman?If so, then take a look at this deepfake video which has gone viral.Doc Brown and Marty McFly are two of the most iconic characters in movie history.The faces of Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland have now been superimposed over the original actors Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox in this latest deepfake...

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Cupid fails to shoot an arrow at Facebook in time for Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2020

The rollout of Facebook Dating has been delayed to an unknown date after privacy regulators raised concerns about their data compliance.Even though romantics in the U.S. have had access to the app’s dating feature for the past six months, Europeans looking for love will have to wait a little longer to meet their potential soulmates.Facebook Dating, the company's in-app dating feature, was initially set to be launched on February 13, just...

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Data privacy and the link to corporate social responsibility
February 12, 2020

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly linked to data privacy which is now embedded in corporate strategy.There’s no denying that adopting better data management can guarantee competitive advantages, especially in international markets.The finance industry has seen a definite increase in banks committing to CSR and taking a closer look at governance, environmental and social issues.Banks in particular are positioning...

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Sensitive data dumped in council skip outside offices
February 3, 2020

Payroll, council tax arrears and bank details were amongst a pile of sensitive information left exposed in an open skip.The A4 lever arch folder belonging to Gloucester City Council, contained 350 pages of data, within which there were 37 pieces of paper with at least 30 individuals’ private data.The information was dated 2013 and was discarded in the skip alongside office equipment after workers cleared out the former office of the city...

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How Brexit will affect businesses and data privacy
January 30, 2020

The sharing of personal data between EU member states and the UK is vital for business supply chains to function and public authorities to deliver effective public services.Personal data will continue to flow until the end of this year when a longer term solution will be put in place. However in the event of ‘no deal’, EU law will require additional measures to be put in place by UK companies when personal data is transferred from...

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Dixons Carphone fined £500,000 after millions of customers’ personal data was lost
January 14, 2020

Point-of-sale computers in Currys PC World and Dixons Travel shops suffered a cyber-attack affecting 14million customers.The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), imposed the maximum £500,000 fine to DSG Retail Limited (DSG) under the previous data protection legislation (Data Protection Act 1998), which was in force when the incident occurred. However, they warned that the fine would have been much higher under the GDPR laws which carry...

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Travelex suffers a ransomware cyber-attack
January 8, 2020

Foreign currency trader Travelex has fallen victim to a cyber-attack from a ransomware gang called Sodinokibi.The criminals behind the hack told the BBC they are demanding $6m (£4.6m) or company computer systems will be deleted, and customer data sold online.Cashiers have been resorting to using pen and paper to keep money moving at cash desks in airports and on high streets, but orders online have been affected.The breach was first...

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ICO issues first UK fine under GDPR to a London pharmacy for £275k
January 7, 2020

Doorstep Dispensaree, based in Edgware, north London has been fined a whopping £275,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for “cavalier” disposal of records about vulnerable care home residents.The pharmacy, which supplies medicines to individuals and care homes, stored approximately 500,000 documents containing care home patients’ names, addresses, dates of birth, NHS numbers, medical information and prescriptions in its...

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GDPR \ iCaaS
GDPR in 2020 – Key topics for the year ahead.
January 3, 2020

As we start 2020, what does the year ahead mean for GDPR and what are likely to be the key issues?GDPR Awareness Training and Cybersecurity will be the hot topics businesses will be talking about this year.The GDPR will be two years-old in May. Its purpose is to protect the data and privacy rights of European Union citizens.It places restrictions on how organizations can process personal data, and what rights individuals have in...

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Review of the Year - GDPR in 2019
December 31, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look at what has happened with the GDPR over the past twelve months.On May 25th this year, we celebrated the first anniversary of the implementation of the regulation.At the time, some organizations were still struggling to both understand and comply with GDPR and its complexities. The primary objective of the GDPR is to give citizens back control of their personal data. GDPR is a regulation...

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