Data protection fines hit £100m during first 18 months of GDPR
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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
London councils lost 1,293 devices over the last three years, FOI reveals
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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
ICO faces legal action over ‘failure to regulate’ adtech industry
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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
‘National security’ can’t be used as an excuse to bypass privacy laws
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‘National security’ can’t be used as an excuse to bypass privacy laws

A preliminary ECJ ruling would limit the power of member states to sidestep privacy and data protection laws
16 Jan 2020
Currys PC World parent firm hit with £500k fine over historic data breach
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Currys PC World parent firm hit with £500k fine over historic data breach

Hackers said to have stolen data belonging to 14 million customers over a nine-month period
9 Jan 2020
Box CEO: Most internet users will ditch privacy for online services
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Box CEO: Most internet users will ditch privacy for online services

Exec claims introduction of Californian privacy act won't have much of an impact on businesses
3 Jan 2020
Thief swipes sensitive details of 30,000 Facebook employees
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Thief swipes sensitive details of 30,000 Facebook employees

Stolen hard drives contained personal banking information including payroll data
16 Dec 2019
ORG claims voter profiles are inaccurate and illegal
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ORG claims voter profiles are inaccurate and illegal

Open Rights Group demands leading parties stop using claimants data for microtargeting election campaigns
9 Dec 2019
UK-US data flow agreement could involve watering down standards
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UK-US data flow agreement could involve watering down standards

Leaked documents suggest the Privacy Shield will eventually make way for a much deeper trans-Atlantic relationship
6 Dec 2019
European Parliament under investigation over election data sharing
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European Parliament under investigation over election data sharing

Legislature used a third-party firm thought to be at the centre of electoral controversy in the UK and US
29 Nov 2019
Understanding the must-haves of modern data protection
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Understanding the must-haves of modern data protection

Go beyond traditional backup and recovery
29 Nov 2019
Trends in modern data protection
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Trends in modern data protection

A comprehensive view of the data protection landscape
15 Nov 2019
Microsoft commits to honouring California Consumer Privacy Act nationwide
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Microsoft commits to honouring California Consumer Privacy Act nationwide

It's the first company to make such a promise, but it might not be as rose-tinted as it seems
12 Nov 2019
German housing giant fined £12.5m for GDPR violations
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German housing giant fined £12.5m for GDPR violations

The firm’s archive system held onto highly sensitive data from bank statements to health insurance records
7 Nov 2019
Our 5-minute guide to Managed File Transfer
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Our 5-minute guide to Managed File Transfer

The ins and outs of MFT: What it is and why it surpasses the competition
1 Nov 2019
Facebook agrees to pay £500,000 ICO fine
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Facebook agrees to pay £500,000 ICO fine

However, the social media giant has made no admission of liability
30 Oct 2019
EU raises "serious concerns" over Microsoft's data practices
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EU raises "serious concerns" over Microsoft's data practices

EPDS tells EU organisations that outsourcing any data processing means they’re still responsible
21 Oct 2019
What to expect from Commvault GO 2019
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What to expect from Commvault GO 2019

With new leadership comes big expectations for the data recovery and backup specialist
14 Oct 2019
US blacklists Chinese surveillance firms over Uyghur abuse
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US blacklists Chinese surveillance firms over Uyghur abuse

The US stops trade with 28 entities which targeted Uyghur Muslims with AI surveillance tech
8 Oct 2019
US big tech suffers as federal privacy bill delayed
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US big tech suffers as federal privacy bill delayed

Firms must comply with California's strict data laws in lieu of a federal bill
1 Oct 2019
How to maintain your privacy on social media
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How to maintain your privacy on social media

Even the most privacy conscious individuals can be caught out by misconfigured accounts
16 Sep 2019
Small businesses ‘unprepared’ for no-deal Brexit
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Small businesses ‘unprepared’ for no-deal Brexit

Tech firms are not are aware of guidance, nor government support, as opposition against no-deal mounts
13 Sep 2019
MPs demand social media chats of Downing Street advisors
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MPs demand social media chats of Downing Street advisors

Staff are thought to have discussed Brexit no-deal planning through personal channels like WhatsApp and Facebook messenger
10 Sep 2019
Employees warned against holding on to data when quitting
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Employees warned against holding on to data when quitting

ICO says it will take a tough stance against those found in breach of Data Protection Act 2018
6 Sep 2019