Council in Leicestershire, England hit by data breach

Charnwood Borough Council has said sorry to residents after losing private and personal details due to an IT administrative mistake.  Chiefs at the North Leicestershire council did not remove a series of critical details from an official document, inadvertently compromising the privacy of the data subjects concerned. Among the data leaked were names, residential addresses, […]

Washington amends data breach notification law

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill (HB 1071) to amend the Washington’s data breach notification law. The new bill strengthens the state’s existing data breach notification law, by firstly expanding the definition of personal information. Previously the Washington’s breach notification law defined personal information as an individual’s name, as well as Social Security […]

More than 10 million individuals hit in single data breach, report reveals

A report by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), also announced the number of data breaches reported has dropped to 215. The latest quarterly data breach report from the Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) revealed that over 10 million individuals had their information compromised in one single incident. It was also revealed […]

Facebook sues analytics firm over data misuse

A lawsuit against the South Korean data analytics company, Rankwave, has been filed following alleged data misuse. Facebook is accusing Rankwave of using its 30 different apps to “track and analyse” comments and likes on Facebook pages, the court documents reveal. Additionally Rankwave has been said to use Facebook data for its own business purposes […]

Scottish National Party suffers data breach

The Scottish National Party may face regulator fines after a data privacy breach caused by an election mailing malfunction.  The party notified the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after discovering that election campaign material had been sent to the wrong addresses of voters in Scotland. The ICO confirmed that the SNP had referred itself for regulatory […]