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Data protection - Sony fined £250,000 for data security breach

In April 2011, a group of hackers attacked part of the PlayStation Platform compromising the personal information of millions of Sony customers, including their names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, account passwords and in some cases, credit card details. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office determined that Sony had committed a serious breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Crunch time for cookies - is your website compliant?

Most businesses have a website and all websites need to be legally compliant. The period of grace for websites to get cookie compliant has just ran out; so a crunch time for cookies indeed! A cookie is a small file which is sent to a user’s computer or mobile internet device when they visit a website so as to enable the website to recognise and enhance the user’s experience as a result.

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