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TalkTalk on receiving end of record £400,000 ICO fine for failing to prevent October 2015 cyber attack

Telecoms company TalkTalk has been issued with a record £400,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for security failings that allowed a cyber attacker to access customer data “with ease”. The ICO’s in-depth investigation found that an attack on the...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016
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Compuware Corporation survey finds majority of businesses “underprepared” for EU GDPR

Compuware Corporation has released the results of new research revealing that many European and US businesses are ill-prepared for the recently-agreed EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, as a result, at risk of falling foul of its rules around the use and control of...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016
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No Brexcuses: GDPR preparations must continue

Whether or not you voted for Brexit and whether or not you believe it’s a done deal, there’s one thing post-EU Referendum that surely isn’t up for debate. For British companies wanting to trade with Europe, the bureaucracy of Brussels isn’t going away – and that...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Survey by iStorage reveals IT-focused professionals “lack knowledge” on GDPR

Research conducted at Infosecurity Europe 2016 has found that many IT professionals are still unaware of what the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means for their organisation. 20% of respondents were unaware that a data breach could lead to fines of...
Posted On 24 Jun 2016
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GDPR: The Compliance Countdown has Begun

New regulations governing how European organisations approach data security will be enshrined into law on 25 May, imposing a host of new data security obligations for businesses operating within the European Union (EU). Chris Russell explores the operational implications. The aim...
Posted On 19 May 2016
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Delphix exposes challenges posed by GDPR and the “economic need” for enhanced data protection

Delphix, the data virtualisation-centric company, has issued a strong warning for organisations to re-architect operations and adopt a secure, data-first approach ahead of the introduction of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The approval of the GDPR means...
Posted On 18 May 2016
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EU General Data Protection Regulation finally adopted in wake of four-year negotiation period

After four years of drafting and negotiations, the long-awaited EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted at the EU level on Thursday 14 April. Following the EU Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs’ vote and the EU Parliament sitting...
Posted On 19 Apr 2016