Bible Society fined £100,000 after security failings put supporters’ personal data at risk

The British and Foreign Bible Society, based in Swindon, has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office, after their computer network was compromised as the result of a cyber-attack in 2016. Between November and December 2016, the intruders exploited a weakness in the Society’s network to access the personal data of 417,000 of the […]

Survey reveals only a third of employees are very confident their company is GDPR compliant

Despite the deadline for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) having now passed, only 37% of UK respondents are very confident their company has fully adhered to new legislation which imposes strict new rules on the handling of customer personal data. That’s according to a survey conducted by Kingston Digital, Inc., during […]

Data Protection activists go after Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn

Digital Rights group La Quadrature du Net filed seven complaints with French privacy regulator CNIL against five companies including Apple, Amazon, and LinkedIn. Minutes after the GDPR came into effect on Friday 25th May, privacy activist Max Schrems and his None Of Your Business organisation filed complaints against Google and Facebook. La Quadrature du Net […]

Grilled Zuckerberger: first legal cases filed against tech giants under GDPR

Austrian privacy campaigner takes on social media giant under the data protection regulation. Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has launched lawsuits under Europe’s new data protection laws against big tech companies. These are the first legal tests have been received under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect at midnight. Schrems launched the lawsuits […]

GDPR Quiz: Do you know the regulation?

Tomorrow will see the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into force. The public will now have more rights than ever to how businesses can use and store their data. GDPR has likely to have been on the minds of businesses for some time as they must all adhere to the new regulations. Yet, even […]

Speaker Spotlight: Hellen Beveridge

Hellen Beveridge will be speaking at the GDPR Summit London, coming live and exclusively to 155 Bishopsgate on June 25th. Privacy Lead at Data Oversight, Hellen Beveridge leverages over 25 years’ experience honed across a number of industries. She currently invests her expertise in providing pragmatic privacy and data protection consultancy services to global clients. […]