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British Airways data hack victims in-line for pay-outs
September 16, 2019

More than half a million British Airways data hack victims could be in line for pay-outs as the airline launches its own class action lawsuit.However, according to lawyers, the airline has been accused of "swerving responsibility" by trying to limit compensation pay-outs for victims.They have imposed a strict 17-week time limit for claimants to join which critics claim is a bid to reduce the £3 billion pay-out.Up to 600,000 customers...

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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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Campaigners warn of facial recognition “epidemic”
August 21, 2019

Privacy group Big Brother Watch (BBW) has warned that the use of facial recognition technology across public spaces is becoming more widespread.It was revealed recently that hundreds of thousands of visitors to the King’s Cross area of London were being covertly scanned.Public spaces including museums and shopping centres are rife with the technology and that increasingly, private companies were installing cameras, according to BBW....

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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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Hackers target food delivery app Deliveroo
July 25, 2019

Cyber criminals have hacked popular food delivery app Deliveroo.The hackers have been breaking into customers’ accounts and ordering fast food without their permission.Accounts holders affected have been desperately trying to cancel the orders before the food is handed over to the hackers. Customers details were obtained by phishing emails and other hacks.The food items illegally ordered range from just a few bottles of cider...

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Facebook’s new transparency tools – too little too late?
July 23, 2019

There’s a new feature on Facebook called ‘Page Transparency’.The tech giant says it has introduced this new feature to increase accountability and transparency of pages.To access this feature, you must visit the page’s Timeline and then scroll down to the Page Transparency tab below the About section and tap See All.The information shows when the page was created, primary location of the page, the number of people who manage the...

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Password reset for thousands of Slack users after a data breach.
July 19, 2019

Popular messaging service Slack is to reset the user passwords for thousands of customers after a historic data breach.Around one percent of all Slack users are thought to be affected by the attack - equivalent to over 65,000 customers.Slack, which stands for the Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge, has more than 10 million daily users.The company was recently valued at over $20bn and claims to have 10 million active daily...

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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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