Category: Privacy

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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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Building contractors fired after losing floor plans for spy HQ
December 31, 2019

Building contractors Balfour Beatty tasked with refurbishing the MI6 building in London have been fired after losing the floor plans for the spy headquarters. The plans were said to have contained details of the building's layout and security protocol According to The Sun, the plans went missing a few weeks ago, having been produced by the company to help with the restoration works at the Vauxhall Cross site. Allegedly more than 100 papers,...

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Fears that leaked New Year’s Honours addresses could be sold on dark web
December 30, 2019

The home and work addresses of hundreds of celebrities, politicians and emergency service workers have been posted online in a huge Cabinet Office blunder. The government has since apologised "to all those affected" after it accidentally published addresses of more than 1,000 New Year Honour recipients online.1 The file - which included details of senior police officers and politicians - was uploaded to an official website on Friday evening...

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iCaaS leads the way with innovative software
December 19, 2019

Scottish entrepreneur Nicola Hartland found a gap in the GDPR market and has since built a very successful business.Hartland discovered that there wasn’t a company offering a quick and easy solution to help her business comply with the new rules. And so iCaaS was launched. She set about raising more than £1.3million worth of investment from a range of backers and two years developing one of the most disruptive pieces of software on the market....

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More than 100 data breaches reported to the ICO by charities
December 18, 2019

Charities reported 108 data breaches to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) for the second quarter of 2019/20. Latest figures show that this figure – although high – is actually down from the same period last year when 137 breaches were reported to the regulator. And not surprisingly, most of these incidents were down to human error. The most common causes of the data breaches were loss or theft of paperwork in an insecure...

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iCaaS launches online GDPR awareness training to protect UK businesses
December 17, 2019

Did you know that most data breaches in the UK are down to human error? A staggering 88% are not caused by hackers but rather they are mistakes that could easily be avoided with proper training. And 37% of those are caused by sending sensitive information to the wrong recipient - mostly via email.1 Here at iCaaS, we offer training as part of our comprehensive software solution as we know how important it is to minimise the risk of data...

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GDPR doesn’t have to ruin your Christmas
December 10, 2019

“He’s making a list,   “He’s checking it twice, “He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice,   “Santa Claus is in contravention of Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.”1 The festive joke may have raised a few laughs on the IC Ho Ho Ho (ICO – Information Commissioner’s Office) website and on social media, but it also raises some serious seasonal questions around...

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Estate Agents warned to get GDPR compliant after huge German fine
December 3, 2019

UK estate agents have been told they must get their data collection in order following a controversial German law case The National Association of Estate Agents has now told its members to review their retention procedures. Berlin property company Deutsche Wohnen has been fined more than £12.4m (€14.5m) due to a GDPR breach. The company allegedly retained old customer data, which is a breach of administrative obligations, rather than a...

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Private text messages of millions of Americans exposed online
December 2, 2019

A major data breach has leaked the texts and usernames of more than 100 million Americans. According to vpnMentor, a company that ranks virtual private networks (VPN), the database of a company called TrueDialog was compromised allegedily. The company is a US-based enterprise communications firm, providing "Enterprise-Grade SMS Texting Solutions." The database of 604GB included unencrypted passwords and the contents of SMS messages....

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