Weekly News Recap – March 16 – 22


Brexit complicating already complex data protection


Gearbest data breach “easily” preventable as 1.5 million shoppers affected


Swedish Healthcare Hotline in Potential GDPR Data Breach

The number 1777 is the Swedish Healthcare Guide service, a hotline for healthcare information. What a helpful and nice initiative, you may think, and it could’ve been were it not for the complete lack of security of the server storing the calls…


Companies unable to meet stringent GDPR data breach reporting requirements

The first anniversary of GDPR going into effect is on the horizon, but one study has found that companies are rarely able to meet the reporting demands set by the legislation. A report by the cybersecurity firm Redscan, based on data received through a Freedom of Information request in the UK, found neither breach detection nor reporting being conducted within GDPR standards...


ICO: no GDPR fines in the immediate pipeline

An FOI request by Mishcon de Reya reveals that the ICO have issued no “notices of intent” to serve GDPR fines, nearly ten months on from it coming into effect. In the lead up to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on 25 May 2018, one of the biggest concerns for organisations was huge administrative fines for infringements. Although the Information Commissioner’s...


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