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

3rd July 2020 – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security news

Jul 3rd, 2020 by admin

The European Commission prepares for the ECJ invalidating Privacy Shield The ECJ is due to rule on 16th July as to whether Standard Contractual Clauses will continue to be a valid way of transferring personal data to Third Countries. They maty also adopt a position on the Privacy Shield agreement used for transferring personal data Read More

26th June Weekly – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security news

Jun 26th, 2020 by admin

ICO publish Mobile Phone extraction guidance An interesting read for all you privacy professionals, check out the guidance here: https://ico.org.uk/media/about-the-ico/documents/2617838/ico-report-on-mpe-in-england-and-wales-v1_1.pdf Cyber Threats Are The Top Insurance Risk Research carried out by the  UK insurance firm Gallagher polled 1000 UK business leaders in organisations of various sizes and nearly two-fifths (39%) cited cyber-attacks as one of their Read More

19th June 2020 – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security news

Jun 19th, 2020 by admin

Australia targeted by state based cyber attacks According to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Australia’s government and various institutions have been targeted in an ongoing sophisticated state-based cyber-attack. The attacks have been happening over many months and continue to increase. Although Mr Morrison did not name specific departments he stated that it had spanned “government industry, Read More