Data protection and privacy

Data breach resulting in the theft of personal data

A record £183m fine is to be levied by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) against British Airways for a data breach resulting in the theft of personal data of half a million of its customers. The airline has expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ at the news; perhaps an understatement given that the previous record fine of £500,000 seems almost negligible in comparison!

GDPR for schools: Roundtable discussion with the ICO

Victoria Cetinkaya, a Senior Policy Officer from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) responsible for policy and engagement with the education sector and a number of local Independent Schools recently attended a roundtable discussion held at Wright Hassall offices in Leamington Spa. The agenda was the upcoming data protection changes coming into effect on 25 May 2018 – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Cyber Security and Data Protection: Two Sides of the Same Coin

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently issued Carphone Warehouse with a massive £400,000 penalty after a cyber-attack in 2015 led to hackers gaining unauthorised access to the personal data of over 3 million customers and 1,000 employees, including names, addresses and historical payment card details.

Cambridge Analytica: a sobering tale of data misuse

With much of the business world focused on complying with the stricter rules on protecting personal data under the imminent GDPR, the revelation that the Information Commissioner’s Office was applying for a warrant to search the offices of Cambridge Analytica probably sent a shiver down the back of even the best prepared company.

2018 business trends … data is a key theme

As another year is upon us, we look at the areas most likely to impact businesses in 2018. There are many aspects to consider, many buzzwords and new technologies but the overwhelming theme is data, the gathering of data, and the protection of any data you hold and process, and of course the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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