Category: Privacy

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Troubleshooting GDPR Practitioner - Megan Kane
November 20, 2019

This is Megan Kane. She is a GDPR troubleshooter at iCaaS and knows how to manage and navigate the complexities of the regulation.Kane is one of the founding team, a proud shareholder of the company and has seen it grow from strength to strength.She is one of the youngest qualified GDPR practitioners in Europe. Her wealth of data security experience provides help and guidance to organisations struggling to overcome the ongoing challenge...

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What does the General Election mean for GDPR?
November 19, 2019

The Information Commissioner has sent out letters to the main political parties, reminding them that they must comply with data protection laws ahead of the forthcoming election on December 12.There’s no doubt that the ICO is very strict about the use of data in political campaigning.LetterThe letter read: “A dedicated election hub for parties and campaigns has also been created on the ICO website, along with an updated ‘Be Data...

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A flaw in Amazon’s Ring doorbell could have allowed hackers to control homes
November 15, 2019

Hackers might have gained unauthorised access to the internet-connected Ring doorbell and potentially any other devices connected to it.A security vulnerability which was discovered could have allowed cyber criminals to intercept the owner's wi-fi networks.Since the possible breach was discovered, Ring Doorbell Pro cameras have now received a security patch to mitigate the issue.The home security devices have become one of the...

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Home Group suffers possible data breach
November 5, 2019

One of the UK’s biggest housing associations in the UK may have suffered a data leak.The Home Group, which is based in Newcastle, has notified around 4000 customers that their personal details may have been stolen.The BBC revealed that customer names, addresses and contact information had been compromised, but no financial data.The charity provides rented homes to more than 116,000 people in 55,000 properties in England and...

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ICO clamps down on non-payment of data protection fees
October 30, 2019

In the past three months, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued 340 fines to organisations that have not paid the data protection fee.The largest fee handed out was for £4,000 and four organisations were made to pay that sum.The ICO’s latest data protection fees trends report revealed that the fees were issued between July 1 and 30 September this year.Most organisations that process personal data must pay a fee and...

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Data breaches hitting more companies than ever
October 28, 2019

An astonishing six in every ten businesses have suffered a data breach in the last three years.Bitdefender   (https://www.techradar.com/news/data-breaches-hitting-more-companies-than-ever )carried out research of more than 6,000 cybersecurity professionals from across the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy and Spain to compile its global Hacked Off! study.They found that:90% of data breaches...

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Major Samsung Galaxy s10 and Galaxy Note 10 security flaw exposed
October 23, 2019

Phone giant Samsung has been hit with another security breach after users found the Galaxy S10 model allows anyone to unlock the devices when covered in third-party screen protectors.Now banks have withdrawn fingerprint authentication support on the smartphones after the glitch was revealed last week.Natwest and Nationwide have withdrawn support after it was discovered that anyone was able to unlock devices - not just the device's owner with...

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China in spying app row
October 17, 2019

Cybersecurity experts have warned that a mobile app promoting the ideology of the communist president could have been spying on 100 million citizens.Chinese President Xi Jinping's app 'Study (Xi) Strong Country' was made mandatory for all communist party members to download and read everyday.Many citizens have had wages 'tied' to the app making it a compulsory download.The app, which was released in January, has been likened...

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Twitter privacy breach
October 10, 2019

Twitter has apologised after misusing personal data for advertising purposes.Twitter said that it “unintentionally” used phone numbers and email addresses for advertising purposes even though the information was provided by users for two-factor authentication.No personal data was shared with the company’s third-party partners and said the “issue that allowed this to occur” has been addressed.Twitter added that phone numbers...

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The future of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
October 7, 2019

The Privacy Shield has been criticised for failing to provide adequate protection for EU individuals' data.This is the regulatory framework that American companies are guided by to transfer data to and from the EU.It is a voluntary mechanism that US companies can use to legally send and receive data from the EU.Businesses are strongly advised to sign up to the Privacy Shield, particularly if they plan to expand into Europe in the...

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