Category: Privacy

GDPR \ Privacy
Handling sensitive data during COVID-19
March 31, 2020

Have you offered to help vulnerable people in your community? Have you set up any groups giving help and support during these difficult times? If so, you’re not alone as the country has been rallying round to help those most in need. Ian Hulme, Director for Regulatory Assurance at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has issued some tips on handling sensitive data during this time. At the same time, the (ICO) has also created...

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Houseparty offers $1million for proof of smear campaign over hacking rumours
March 31, 2020

The must-have video chat app for bored brits on lockdown is offering a huge reward for information about alleged hacking. Rumours started circulating that the app had been targeted by cyber criminals. Complaints about the popular video-calling service being "hacked" spread like wildfire online. The app lets friends and family make video calls, play games and hang out in a virtual "house party". The rumours indicated that Houseparty was...

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Princess Cruises confirm data breach
March 31, 2020

The cruise liner Princess Cruises, which confirmed that two of its ships had on-board outbreaks of Coronavirus, has now confirmed a data breach. It was revealed that it had detected unauthorised access to several email accounts over a four-month period between April and July 2019, some of which contained personal information on its employees, crew and guests. Carnival Cruise Line, Princess' parent company, stopped their global operations after...

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Protect your accountancy brand whilst working from home
March 20, 2020

Measures to deal with COVID-19 has led to many more people now working from home. This includes many accountancy staff who are must now use computers and other devices remotely. This poses many new challenges for businesses and there are extra considerations that must be addressed to stay safe. Providing an excellent service to your clients requires you to collect data. The volume of data created and collected and the regulations for data...

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ICO fines Cathay Pacific over customer data protection failure
March 9, 2020

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Cathay Pacific Airways £500,000 for poor security that exposed the personal data of 9.4 million passengers - 111,578 of whom were from the UK. They found that backup files not password-protected, unpatched web-facing servers and out-of-date OS. The breach occurred between October 2014 and May 2018 and exposed passengers' names, passport and identity details, dates of birth, postal...

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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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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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Sensitive personal data of thousands of porn stars leaked online
January 17, 2020

More than 4,000 porn stars have had highly sensitive private information exposed online by an adult website. Cyber security researchers vpnMentor, a VPN comparison site, claim they found an open folder on PussyCash’s Amazon web server containing 875,000 files. PussyCash own multiple porn websites and hosts affiliation programs for multiple adult sites, paying webmasters for traffic sent to the sites through banners and exit traffic. The...

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