New ransomware attack triggers worldwide chaos 0

Fears are growing over a fresh wave of ransomware attacks following reports that dozens of major businesses – including marketing giant WPP, FMCG group Mondelez International and Danish shipping company

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Warning to SMEs as firm hit by cyber attack fined £60,000 0

Small and medium sized businesses are being warned to take note as a company which suffered a cyber attack is fined £60,000 by the ICO.   Source: ICO.org.uk

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ICO updates subject access request code of practice 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office has tightened up the code of practice on subject access requests (SAR), meaning that staff who use their own devices for work purposes might have to

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ICO statement on Conservative Party call centre 0

The ICO released a statement to Channel Four News after the news programme carried out an undercover investigation into a call centre used by the Conservative Party during the election

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Maidstone firm responsible for nuisance calls fined £50,000 0

The ICO has issued a £50,000 fine to MyHome Installations Ltd for pursuing people who had specifically opted out of telephone marketing. Source: ICO.org.uk

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Expert’s Blog: An Outbreak of SARS 0

Are you expecting an increase in Subject Access Requests (SARs) after May 2018? You should be, but how big an increase? DAC Beachcroft, the legal firm acting for a number

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Pushfor: What is the future of Know Your Customer? 0

The introduction of updated General Data Protection Regulations has businesses across the country assessing how they collect, use and store customer data. These days, organisations are always asking us for

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Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens exposed 0

Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee. The 1.1 terabytes of data includes

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Euro MPs back end-to-end encryption for all citizens 0

A European Parliament committee is proposing that end-to-end encryption be enforced on all forms of digital communications to protect citizens. The draft legislation seeks to protect sensitive personal data from

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Data of almost 200 million voters leaked online by GOP analytics firm 0

Personal information of almost 200 million registered U.S. voters was accidentally exposed online due to an improperly configured security setting, security firm UpGuard revealed on Monday. The leaked information, compiled

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