sued for Google data breach and alleged sexual misconduct

Google are up against a “credible basis” for suspicious mismanagement at Google parent firm, Alphabet, following a lawsuit filed in Delaware last week. Investigations into Alphabet have reached Chancery Court in the eastern US state of Delaware, regarding official documents linked to the way the firm dealt with allegations of sexual misconduct that were made […]

Data breach incidents saw hackers steel up to half a billion personal records last year

The 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report has found that hackers got hold of around 447 million data subject records last year – an increase of 126% on 2017’s figure of approximately 198 items of personal data being stolen. The report, conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center, described data breaches as a “normal, everyday occurrence.” […]

ICO to audit data protection practices at Leave.EU and Eldon Insurance after fining both companies for unlawful marketing messages

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued fines totalling £120,000 to an EU referendum campaign and an insurance company for serious breaches of electronic marketing laws and is set to review how both are complying with data protection laws. The ICO announced an audit and issued a preliminary enforcement notice as well as three notices […]