London Underground will start tracking passengers through Wi-Fi

Following a trial in 2016, Transport for London (TfL) will roll out Wi-Fi tracking on the London Underground. In a press release TfL announced that “secure, privacy-protected data collection will begin on 8 July 2019” with improved customer services such as alerts about delays and congestion within stations. TfL also stated that individual customer data […]

APAC business must take cyber security more seriously

New research has found that most (80%) of organisations in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region did not take cyber security into account until after starting digital transformation programmes. The study’s concerning results showed that 55% of those organisations remained at risk, despite carrying out regular breach audits. Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific is the analytics […]

Alphabet.inc 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 protection fine for UK housing developer

A UK housing developer has been issued with a financial penalty for failing to respond adequately to a Subject Access Request (SAR).  The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released a statement recently, in which financial penalties of nearly £1,500 were broken down following Magnacrest’s inadequate compliance with data protection standards a number of years ago. The […]

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 […]