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Major data breach at Ticketmaster sparks fear of ID theft among UK customer base

A raft of UK customers signed up with concert and sporting events ticketing outlet Ticketmaster have been warned that they could now be at risk of fraud or episodes of identity theft after the global organisation revealed a major data breach that has potentially affected tens of...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018
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Meeting The Security Challenge of BYOD

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) refers to a policy which oversees employees using company networks and data on their personal devices. IT staff are often wary of such policies, but management seem to like them as they allow for a more streamlined workflow and a reduction in the...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
Enza Iannopollo of Forrester Research
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Workplace Readiness for Mitigating Data Privacy Threats

On behalf of Risk Xtra, 3M’s Peter Barker recently interviewed Enza Iannopollo of Forrester Research to discuss the security measures, policies and privacy compliance programmes that many organisations are presently establishing in order to comply with legislation such as...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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58% of businesses have “no defined process” for responding to Data Subject Access Requests

New research conducted by BSI, the business improvement company, has revealed that over half of European organisations have no fixed method in place for responding to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs). The research, carried out by the Cyber Security and Information Resilience...
Posted On 24 May 2018
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University of Greenwich fined £120,000 by ICO in wake of “serious” security breach

The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a “serious” security breach involving the personal data of nearly 20,000 people (among them students and staff). It’s the first university to have been fined...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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First UK organisations certified to global data protection scheme by BSI ahead of GDPR deadline

BSI has launched a new certification scheme designed to help today’s organisations demonstrate that they’re proactively protecting data and managing personal information both securely and effectively. Exponential-e, Hitachi Consulting, iland and People’s...
Posted On 03 Apr 2018
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Guilty verdicts handed down in trial against Woodgate and Clark Ltd and rogue private investigators

A firm of loss adjusters has been found guilty of unlawfully disclosing personal data illegally obtained by senior members of its staff and private investigators. A director and senior employee of Kent-based firm Woodgate and Clark Ltd, and the private investigators themselves,...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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“Data laws to be made fit for digital age” urges Government in launching Data Protection Bill

The Government has outlined vital protections and flexibilities for the nation’s world-leading research, financial services, journalism and legal services as part of its plans to update data protection legislation for the modern era. The Data Protection Bill will make data...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
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UK Government outlines proposals for shared approach on data protection post-Brexit

The UK Government’s Department for Exiting the European Union (EU) has set out its plans for arrangements that could ensure personal data would continue to move back and forth between the UK and the EU in the future in a safe and properly regulated way. In the latest of a...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017
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ICO warns NHS employees that unlawfully accessing patient records is an offence

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reminded NHS staff about the potentially serious consequences of prying into patients’ medical records without a valid reason. The warning comes after a former health care assistant was ordered to pay a total of £1,715 in fines and...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017