13 November 2020 – Weekly round-up of data protection and cyber security news

Nov 13th, 2020 by admin

Green CDL offers free EU data protection consultation If you in any way have any dealings within the EU from 1st January data protection rules will change. Green CDL is offering a free initial consultation with our lawyer to advise what steps you need to take. Time is running out, you need to take action Read More

06 November 2020 – Weekly round-up of data protection and cyber security news

Nov 6th, 2020 by admin

Covid Cyber Threats The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has stated that more than a quarter of the incidents they responded to were Covid related. The actual figure is probably even higher as the period reported on was from September 2019 to August 2020 and covers a pre-pandemic period. The figures show there was 723 Read More

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

Oct 30th, 2020 by admin

Companies Need to Act Now as Data Protection Requirements Change on 1st January Following the end of the transition period on 31st December 2020 the UK will become, in the eyes of the EU, a ‘Third Country’ in respect of data protection. As a result companies in the UK will be treated the same as Read More

ICO takes enforcement action against Experian after data broking investigation

Oct 28th, 2020 by admin

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) orders the credit reference agency Experian Limited to make fundamental changes to how it handles people’s personal data within its direct marketing services. The enforcement notice follows a two-year investigation by the ICO into how Experian, Equifax and TransUnion used personal data within their data broking businesses for direct marketing Read More

23 October 2020 Weekly Round Up Of Data Protection And Cyber Security News

Oct 23rd, 2020 by admin

Wagamama Reported to ICO Over Use of Personal Data from Track and Trace According to the Sunday Times the restaurant chain used contact details collected using the app to send customers satisfaction surveys, it is also alleged they shared the personal data with a third party. Wagamama has responded by stating “This certainly should not Read More

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