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  • 15 Mar 2020 11:52 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    It was announced in January 2020 that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) would be fining high street retailer Dixons Carphone the maximum pre GDPR data breach fine of £500,000.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/associate-news/short-changed-security-systems-at-dixons-carphone-undermines-high-street-confidence

  • 15 Mar 2020 11:47 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Specific guidance on the pursuit of "data rights" against an insolvent company would help insolvency practitioners comply with UK data protection law.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/analysis/data-protection-insolvency-practitioners


  • 15 Mar 2020 9:48 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Eight million sales records belonging to UK and EU consumers left exposed due to misconfigured server

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252479784/VAT-software-supplier-exposed-data-of-millions


  • 08 Mar 2020 9:56 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Collaboration between police forces and private entities on facial recognition technology comes under scrutiny by the Home Office’s Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252479584/Biometrics-ethics-group-takes-evidence-on-public-private-use-of-facial-recognition

  • 08 Mar 2020 9:35 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A Virgin Media database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months, the company has admitted.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51760510


  • 08 Mar 2020 8:32 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Up to 620,000 Tesco Clubcard accounts may have been subject to fraudulent activity, the supermarket has said.

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/tesco-issues-new-cards-to-600-000-clubcard-account-holders-due-t/

  • 08 Mar 2020 8:23 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Some customers of credit history-building tool Loqbox have had personal and financial data compromised after the firm was hit by a "sophisticated and complex" cyber attack.

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/credit-score-builder-loqbox-hit-by-data-breach/

  • 02 Mar 2020 11:22 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    New laws to spur data-driven innovation by Europe's businesses, the introduction of a single 'rulebook' for cloud providers, and risk-based rules governing the use of artificial intelligence (AI) are among plans contained in the European Commission's wide-ranging new digital strategy.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/data-at-the-heart-of-eu-flagship-digital-strategy

  • 02 Mar 2020 11:19 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The number of complaints made to Ireland's data protection regulator increased by 75% last year, while number of data breach notifications nearly doubled, according to its annual report.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/data-protection-complaints-soar-ireland


  • 02 Mar 2020 11:16 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Customers of Clearview AI, a controversial startup that scrapes and sells billions of photos of people from social media to police forces, have found themselves at the centre of a major data breach

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252479248/Clearview-hack-fuels-debate-over-facial-recognition


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