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Supreme Court rules Morrisons was not liable for 2014 data breach

Supermarket can't be held liable for the criminal actions of a former auditor who leaked financial data
1 Apr 2020
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Marriott data breach exposes personal data of 5.2 million guests

The hotel chain has notified guests of a second massive data breach within 18 months
31 Mar 2020
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KCL and NIHR launch symptom-tracking app to slow coronavirus spread

The COVID Symptom Tracker has made it to the top of the App Store’s Medical apps charts
26 Mar 2020
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UK government may trace COVID-19 patients using mobile phone data

The ICO pledges to take into account “compelling public interest” for any potential data protection violations
20 Mar 2020
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Multiple data protection vendors put business information at risk, says Dell

Organisations also lack confidence their data protection services are fit-for-purpose, research finds
12 Mar 2020
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What is GDPR? Everything you need to know

Does your organisation comply with the toughest ever set of data protection rules?
11 Mar 2020
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150,000 Boots Advantage Card accounts affected by password stuffing

The company's IT team discovered "unusual activity" on numerous accounts
5 Mar 2020
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C3UK exposes 10,000 commuters' data

The unsecured database contained some 146 million records
3 Mar 2020
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Third of small businesses don’t feel GDPR applies to them

SMBs have struggled to implement aspects of the laws like conducting impact assessments or auditing third-party data
2 Mar 2020
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Samsung website error exposes UK customer data

The data breach is the latest of Samsung’s “technical errors”
26 Feb 2020
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Irish data regulator racks up GDPR cases against Big Tech

Complaints soared by 75% in 2019 and multinational tech probes climbed to 21, although no fines were collected
24 Feb 2020
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Government data at risk as departments lose thousands of devices

FOI request reveals Ministry of Defence is the worst offender, with 767 devices lost in a year
21 Feb 2020
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Google to shift UK user data to the US post-Brexit

The decision is driven by fears the UK may step out-of-sync with the EU's data protection laws
20 Feb 2020
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Keir Starmer leadership camp denies ‘data scraping’ allegations

Members of his team argue they were pen-testing the Labour Party membership database
10 Feb 2020
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What is the Data Protection Act 2018?

A look at the UK's national data laws and how GDPR fits into the puzzle
3 Feb 2020
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Open Rights Group calls for government to protect data post-Brexit

ORG warns UK government not to let US push it into weaker data protection laws
28 Jan 2020
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Avast expands opt-out after data-sharing investigation

Security company will ask all users of its free antivirus if they are willing to let their browsing data be shared with third parties
28 Jan 2020
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Netherlands raises concerns on UK data adequacy after EU database copying incident

The UK faces the challenge of convincing Europe that its post-Brexit data protection will be adequate
27 Jan 2020
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GDPR compliance is the key to a smooth transition through Brexit

Brexit's effect on data laws demands that data management remains a top business priority for UK organisations
27 Jan 2020
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MPs urge clampdown on ‘dodgy data misuse’ in elections

Limitless fines have been proposed for those who break election rules
21 Jan 2020
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Data protection fines hit £100m during first 18 months of GDPR

Regulators have received 160,000 data breach reports, with UK firms third-most reported across Europe
20 Jan 2020
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London councils lost 1,293 devices over the last three years, FOI reveals

Lambeth Council named worst offender, with 281 devices lost or stolen since 2016
20 Jan 2020
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ICO faces legal action over ‘failure to regulate’ adtech industry

Campaigners may sue the data regulator for declining to take action against “massive data breaches”
17 Jan 2020