Youtube faces £2bn UK court battle over alleged children’s privacy breach

YouTube is facing a legal battle over claims it is breaching millions of young people’s privacy and data rights. The claim, brought in the United Kingdom’s High Court against parent company Google, alleges that Youtube’s methods of targeting underage audiences constitute major breaches in the UK Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation […]

Remote working ‘highlights data vulnerability amid shortage of cybersecurity talent’

Companies need to invest in IT security for remote working or risk data breaches and “PR disasters” according to a report by recruitment company Robert Walters and Vacancysoft. The report, Cybersecurity: Building Business Resilience, warned that businesses have been “able to get away with weak security” during the pandemic but this needs to change. It […]

Hackers linked to North Korea used fake Linked In posts in ongoing global plan to access data and steal cryptocurrency

Hackers linked to North Korea used a malicious post disguised as a fake LinkedIn job advert as part of an ongoing global plan to access data and steal cryptocurrency, new research by a cyber-security company has revealed. F-Secure found that the Lazarus Group, which was behind the 2014 cyber attacks on Sony, carried out an attack against a […]

Four in 10 consumers do not trust third-party organisations to keep their data safe, research finds

A survey has found 40% of consumers across the world do not trust third party organisations to protect their data. OpenText, an information management software provider, commissioned the research, surveying 12,000 people from seven different countries. The report found that 73% of consumers are either very aware or at least somewhat aware of the laws […]

ICO still probing GDPR concerns despite UK exam results U-turn

The Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK confirmed today its enquiries into data protection issues are ongoing following examinations body Ofqual’s use of a controversial algorithm for A-level exam grades. The UK government earlier this week announced the algorithm would not after all be used to determine final grades, but national data protection authority ICO […]

Marriott International hotel chain faces lawsuit after millions of guests’ data records exposed by hackers

Marriott International is facing a UK lawsuit on behalf of former guests whose personal records were hacked in a major data breach. Martin Bryant, founder of technology and media consultancy Big Revolution, is leading the High Court claim for compensation for English and Welsh-domiciled guests. “I hope this case will raise awareness of the value […]

UK government department seeks digital suppliers to roll out £2.25m data protection programme following New Year’s honours breach

The UK Cabinet Office is seeking digital service providers to deliver a £2.25m data protection programme, following a high-profile breach last year. The department, which supports the prime minister and cabinet, is acting after it inadvertently released a version of the New Year’s Honours list in 2019 which revealed the addresses of the recipients. It […]