16 October 2020 – Weekly round-up of data protection and cyber security news

Oct 16th, 2020 by admin

ICO Fines British Airways £20m The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined British Airways £20m for failing to protect the personal data of more than 400,000 of its customers which resulted in a cyber attack in 2018. This is a vast reduction on the notice of intention to fine BA £183m issued by the ICO back Read More

ICO Blog: Engagement key in protecting people’s privacy across the UK during the pandemic

Oct 14th, 2020 by admin

13 October 2020 Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham highlights the positive results of the ICO’s engagement with the UK devolved administrations on the use of data in the fight against COVID-19. In times of crisis, the value of collaboration is crucial. That’s been central to the ICO’s approach during the pandemic, whether that’s benefiting from the Read More

09 October 2020 – Weekly round-up of data protection and cyber security news

Oct 9th, 2020 by admin

H&M fined $41M for tracking workers’ personal lives using company database The Data Protection Authority of Hamburg has fined retailer H&M more than €35 million for allegedly tracking hundreds of employees’ personal lives on a company database. Meticulous notes were kept on workers’ vacations, illnesses, religious beliefs and family problems starting in at least 2014. Read More

02 October 2020 – Weekly round-up of data protection and cyber security news

Oct 2nd, 2020 by admin

Blackbaud charities attack exposed bank details The company had previously stated the huge data breach that has affected many UK universities and charities only involved personal data but did not include any payment details. In a regulatory filing Blackbaud has now admitted that the breach also included credit card details. It is believed one of Read More

25th September 2020 – Weekly round up of data protection and cyber security news

Sep 25th, 2020 by admin

New Russian speaking hacking group breaks unspoken rule and attacks Russian organisations A new Russian speaking group has surfaced calling itself OldGremlin. It has launched a number of ransomware  attacks since March this year against Russian critical infrastructure and corporate targets. In Russia hackers are largely free to attack western interests but not home soil Read More

18th September 2020 – Weekly round up of data protection and cyber security news

Sep 18th, 2020 by admin

18,000 Covid-19 tests results leaked online by mistake Public Health Wales has accidently published online details of more than 18,000 people who have tested positive for the virus. This was as a result of “individual human error”. John Green, cyber security lawyer at Green CDL says” human error is the biggest single cause of data Read More

Personal data post Brexit: What you must be doing to prepare for a no deal Brexit

Jul 27th, 2020 by admin

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. The transition period lasts until 31 December 2020. During the transition period the GDPR still applies as if we were still in the EU. At the end of the transition period the Government intends to bring GDPR into UK law which will then sit alongside the Read More

24th July 2020 – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security news

Jul 24th, 2020 by admin

North West Police Trends week commencing 19th July There were 33 reports across the North West this week.  Jobs of note include: A therapy company suffered a compromise of their Office 365 but believed to have stopped any further incidents from occurring through early mitigation.Ransomware or data extortion attack against a wholesalers, rendering their website useless.Compromise of Read More

17th July 2020 – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security news

Jul 17th, 2020 by admin

Privacy Shield invalidated by European Courts The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled Privacy Shield as invalid meaning organisations can no longer rely upon Privacy Shield as a means of transferring personal data to the US. Organisations must immediately implement an appropriate safeguard. Green CDL has extensive experience in implementing appropriate safeguards. Read More

10th July 2020 – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security news

Jul 10th, 2020 by admin

1 in 3 employees want to continue to work from home According to a survey by Halifax of 3,000 employees 1 in 3 intend to continue working from home after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. The majority of those questions thought that working from home is a great opportunity to tackle climate change. Emma Green from Read More