Butlins data breach: an example of not getting basics of data protection right, says data protection expert

Butlins has revealed that details on 34,000 guests at its resorts have been hacked. Booking reference numbers, lead guest names, holiday arrival dates, postal and email addresses and telephone numbers have been accessed as part of a phishing attack. Butlins managing director Dermot King said: “Butlin’s take the security of our guest data very seriously […]

ZL Technologies Wins Gold Stevie Award in 2018 International Business Awards for its GDPR Solutions

ZL GDPR Solutions have been selected to receive a Gold Stevie® in the 2018 International Business Awards. The company enable multinational enterprises to reach GDPR compliance through management of personal data found in emails, files, and other employee-created content. Organisations can search, remediate, and apply policies to documents across the entire enterprise from a single unified […]

Emma’s Diary fined £140,000 for illegally collecting and selling personal information for political campaigning

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Lifecycle Marketing (Mother and Baby) Ltd, also known as Emma’s Diary , £140,000 for illegally collecting and selling personal information belonging to more than one million people. The data broking company, which provides advice on pregnancy and childcare, sold the information to Experian Marketing Services, a branch of […]

OneTrust emerges as strategic leader in the global privacy management market

OneTrust, a privacy management and marketing compliance software company, is a strategic leader in the global privacy management market, finds a report. The report, from Ovum, an analyst and research firm, said that global privacy management requires a vast coordination of people, processes, and technology. It said that “OneTrust has emerged as a strategic player […]

Dutch Data Protection Authority commences compliance verification in randomly selected companies

The Dutch Data Protection Authority – Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) has begun a compliance regulation verification programme among randomly selected large companies. In total, 30 companies will be investigated from a list of 250 companies. The AP’s investigation is being conducted ‘ex officio’, meaning ‘by virtue of one’s position or status.’ There is no requirement for […]