Data dealers accused of GDPR failings

Data law regulators in Europe have been called upon to look into a potential data breach case, with brokers, credit ratings agencies and adtech firms falling under suspicion of not playing by new rules. Complaints were filed to regulators last week by a campaign group named Privacy International, regarding possible transgressions committed by the data […]

ICO hits Leave.EU and Arron Banks insurance company with £135,000 in fines

An investigation conducted by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) into a data breach suffered by Leave.EU has left the pro-Brexit campaign group with a huge financial penalty. Fines totalling £135,000 have been imposed upon Leave.EU as well as an insurance company owned by the organisation’s founder Arron Banks, due to the illegal use of personal […]

Tesla boss Elon Musk’s profile used in Bitcoin hoax

Hacked Twitter accounts have led to Elon Musk’s name and profile being used to spread a bogus advert around social media. Scammers infiltrated accounts including those of Pantheon Books, film institution Pathe Uk, and retailer Matalan, in a series of fake tweet promotions used by Twitter to give tweets a wider distribution. Many of the […]

Digital Courtroom: Four considerations for Local Authorities adopting electronic court bundles

The legal sector is famous for its fondness of paper. For centuries, court cases have been conducted with reference to extensive bundles of documents for every case. However, the drive for digital transformation is now reaching the courtroom thanks to the government-driven £1bn HMCTS reform programme, aimed at giving citizens a faster, fairer justice system. […]

Radisson hotel group hit by data breach

The Radisson Group has divulged that a recent cyber-attack has exposed personal details of members of the company’s loyalty programme. The popular hotel chain admitted that suspicious activity was detected on the October 1st, some weeks after the security hack took place on September 11th. It took until the start of November for Radisson Reward […]