Data Protection World Forum arrives in Singapore

Coming to Singapore Management University on June 11th and 12th, Data Protection World Forum will explore privacy and security within the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) network, and consider the region’s position as legal frameworks evolve.  The event will break down challenges that organisations face on domestic and international fronts, as they bid to […]

Over 40% of UK businesses are risking a potential data breach by not adequately securing their server

New research has revealed that businesses are risking a potential data breach due to a lack of adequate server security. The survey of 1,050 UK workers in full or part-time employment carried out by Probrand  revealed that a shocking 44% of businesses are failing to properly protect their client and employee data by not adequately […]

Bounty UK fined £400,000 for sharing personal data of new mothers and babies unlawfully

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Bounty (UK) Limited £400,000 for illegally sharing personal information belonging to more than 14 million people. An ICO investigation found that Bounty, a pregnancy and parenting club, collected personal information for the purpose of membership registration through its website and mobile app, merchandise pack claim cards and directly […]

The Brexit Backlash: 53% of Businesses Increase Cyber Security Spending in Preparation for Leaving the EU

New research from the data security company, Clearswift, has shown that, since the announcement of Brexit, over half (53%) of UK businesses have increased their cybersecurity spending. In preparation for leaving the EU, Professional Services and Manufacturing organisations were revealed as making the biggest change to security spending, with 60% and 53% of organisations in […]

Senators say US America needs its own GDPR

An investigation into the Equifax data breach has condemned the company’s poor security standards and urged politicians in the States to look to the GDPR’s example to minimise chances of a similar breach taking place in future. The 67-page report, which was put together by the US Senate, proposes that organisational mismanagement of personally identifiable […]