Bupa data breach affects over 500,000 international health insurance customers

Bupa suffered a data breach due to an employee inappropriately copied and removed information relating to 547,000 international health insurance plan customers. The data compromised included names dates of birth, nationalities, some contact and administrative information but not financial or medical data. Concerns were reportedly raised about the breach in June. The private healthcare firm […]

82 per cent of UK boroughs have not yet allocated budget for implementing GDPR provisions

A freedom of information (FOI) request by M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, has revealed that the vast majority of UK boroughs have not yet allocated budget towards meeting the various requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), despite the regulation being less than a year from its formal introduction in May 2018. […]

ICO releases Annual Report for 2016/17

Elizabeth Denham has published her first annual report as the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner. Ms Denham took the post in July 2016, as the ICO was starting to gear up for significant changes provided by the EU data protection reform package including the new General Data Protection Regulation, which will replace the current Data Protection […]

1 in 4 voters in the US May skip 2018 midterm elections over hacking fears

United States voters have had no shortage of cybersecurity news related to elections in recent months, ranging from allegations of Russian interference to revelations that specific states were targeted in attack campaigns.  Among some of the frequent topics being discussed in the news have been political infighting, conjecture regarding collusion, and questions about what’s being done to prepare […]