Care workers’ data protection to strengthen through online security toolkit

Healthcare workers in England will have to successfully complete the entry level stage of the online Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) before they can have access to NHSMail, reports reveal. A web-based self-assessment platform that teaches data security practice, the DPST is one more measure being taken by organisations as they bid to galvanise […]

Mumsnet reports data breach to the ICO

Mumsnet has turned itself into the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding a data breach that led to users accidentally accessing strangers’ accounts on the platform. The glitch, which has been traced back to an inadequate software upgrade, resulted in a three-day period in which users accounts could be switched if two users tried to log onto […]

Houzz announces data breach

Another week, another case of user data slipping into the wrong hands. This time, home improvement site, Houzz, is the centre of data protection attention after an intrusion into documents that hold publically visible user information and private account data. Contacting affected users via email, Houzz said that a third party had gained unauthorised access […]