Category: Privacy

Privacy \ Technology
OnePlus Confirms Data Breach
November 28, 2019

For the second time in two years, smartphone maker OnePlus has been the victim of a cyberattack. Hackers accessed thousands of OnePlus customer data through a vulnerability in the vendor's website. The company admitted that hackers had accessed sensitive details including customers’ contact numbers, names and addresses but stressed that no payment information and passwords had been accessed. They also added that if customers had...

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The business model of Google and Facebook threatens human rights, it’s been claimed.
November 25, 2019

A new report by Amnesty International claims that Facebook and Google’s surveillance poses an unprecedented danger to human rights. The group has now called for the core business model of both companies to be dramatically overhauled. Due to the mass aggregation of personal data, they claim this is violating people’s right to privacy and restricts freedom of expression. The rise of big data, and big data analytics, creating a "golden age...

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Document Generator – customer success
November 25, 2019

iCaaS’s easy-to-use, intuitive system allows you to create bespoke GDPR compliant policies and documents using our document generator. Organisations must, therefore, ensure personal data is securely disposed of when no longer needed. This then reduces the risk that information will become inaccurate, out of date or irrelevant. The Document Generator allows bespoke documents and policies with version control to be generated and automatically...

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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. Letter The 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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