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Thought of the Day: DPOs and the GDPR 0

When the General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect on May 25 this year, Data Protection Officers (DPOs) will be mandatory for certain organisations. This includes organisations where the core

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Thought of the Day: How much could Facebook be fined? 0

With Facebook’s privacy practices being investigated, it’s a good time to ask how much the company could potentially be fined. According to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Facebook will

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Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium 0

Facebook has been ordered to stop tracking people without consent, by a court in Belgium. The company has been told to delete all the data it had gathered on people

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Thought of the Day: Fined for appointing a Data Protection Officer? 1

The General Data Protection Regulation will require many organisations to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). But, you must remember that there are specific requirements for who is appointed as

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Thought of the Day: What would a £400,000 fine be under the GDPR? 0

Carphone Warehouse has been fined £400,000 following a cyber attack in 2015. Hackers were able to access the personal data of over three million customers and one thousand employees. Currently,

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Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping 0

Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK. It focuses

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Uber concealed huge data breach 0

Millions of names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers were accessed Uber concealed a hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers, the company has confirmed. The 2016 breach was

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Hackers stole personal data of 57MILLION Uber customers and drivers – and the company ‘paid them $100,000 to delete the information and go away’ 0

Hackers stole names, email addresses, and phone numbers in October 2016 The personal data was stolen from 50 million Uber riders and 7 million drivers Ride-hailing company managed to conceal

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How big or small will the first GDPR fine be? 0

One of the biggest points to note about the General Data Protection Regulation is the potential of massive fines. It is certainly an eye-opener. But how much will the first

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British firms face £122bn in fines under GDPR regime 1

Hot on the heels of the warning that TalkTalk would have faced a £70m fine had its 2015 data breach occurred under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime,

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