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Weekly News Recap – February 09-15

 

Millions Affected by 500px Data Breach

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Brexit and data protection – will firms still have to comply with the new EU GDPR?

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The Mumsnet Data Breach – What You Need to Know

Mumsnet – a popular parenting forum has reported itself to the UK data protection after a data breach was discovered. Seems as though an upgrade to the site’s software resulted in thousands of users logging in strangers accounts. This happened when for example two users try to log in at the same time, there was the possibility that their accounts would be switched. This was revealed in a...

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59,000 data breaches reported since GDPR came into force

It has been revealed that there have been 59,000 data breaches reported across Europe since GDPR was enforced last May. A report by law firm, DLA Piper, indicates that out of these 59,000 reported breaches, 10,600 were from the UK. The report also revealed that only 91 fines have been issued so far...

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OkCupid denies data breach claims following account compromises

Dating site OkCupid says it has not fallen victim to a data breach, despite users reporting account compromises. Google last week announced it had implemented its machine-learning framework, TensorFlow, to help track down the trickier spam messages that may hit our Gmail inboxes

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