Home Office admits second data breach

An apology has been issued by the Home Office after the department revealed fears of a second breach of UK residents’ data in seven days.  The potential shortfall comes through accidental sharing of the private details of EU nationals aiming to obtain settled status in Britain. As the Home Office sought to remedy technical issues, […]

Bounty UK fined £400,000 for sharing personal data of new mothers and babies unlawfully

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Bounty (UK) Limited £400,000 for illegally sharing personal information belonging to more than 14 million people. An ICO investigation found that Bounty, a pregnancy and parenting club, collected personal information for the purpose of membership registration through its website and mobile app, merchandise pack claim cards and directly […]

GDPR:Report Weekly Rundown

Every week, GDPR:Report presents the top 5 headlines from the week’s news and upcoming events in the data protection industry. This week, the UK Government admits a data breach and the ICO announces the winner of the Data Protection Officer excellence award.   A study, led by the Ponemon Institute, surveyed cyber specialists in the […]

ICO fines production company £120,000 for unlawful filming in maternity clinic

A television production company which unfairly and unlawfully filmed patients at a maternity clinic has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). True Visions Productions (TVP) of London set up CCTV-style cameras and microphones in examination rooms at the clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge for a Channel 4 documentary on stillbirths. The walk-in […]

The Brexit Backlash: 53% of Businesses Increase Cyber Security Spending in Preparation for Leaving the EU

New research from the data security company, Clearswift, has shown that, since the announcement of Brexit, over half (53%) of UK businesses have increased their cybersecurity spending. In preparation for leaving the EU, Professional Services and Manufacturing organisations were revealed as making the biggest change to security spending, with 60% and 53% of organisations in […]

Senators say US America needs its own GDPR

An investigation into the Equifax data breach has condemned the company’s poor security standards and urged politicians in the States to look to the GDPR’s example to minimise chances of a similar breach taking place in future. The 67-page report, which was put together by the US Senate, proposes that organisational mismanagement of personally identifiable […]