20,000 advisers hit by BlackRock data leak in the US

Last week the asset manager BlackRock revealed that it had been hit by a data leak which has impacted upon around 20,000 of its advisers, including 12,000 at LPL Financial. Among details lost in the leak were names, email addresses and other items of sensitive information. In an official statement, BlackRock said: “BlackRock inadvertently posted […]

Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission imposes fine after worst data leak in history

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has imposed fines of Sg$1 million ($740,000) on two related companies which were involved in the worst data leak in Singapore’s history. Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd (“IHiS”) and Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd (“SingHealth”) were both fined for breaching their data protection obligations under the Personal Data […]

Data breach hits Amazon India

Tech giant Amazon has been prompt to come clean over a computer malfunction that led to around 400,000 of the platform’s sellers in India being hit by a data breach.  The hiccup which took place on Sunday was sorted out as soon as possible, Amazon claims, after users discovered the issue and raised the alarm, […]