Data Protection News Roundup – 16th January 2019

On 30th January our Managing Director Matthew Lamb will be speaking at a free and informal event in the Amba Hotel Charing Cross. Matthew will demystify the GDPR, give practical advice and tips for maintaining compliance, talk about the implications of Brexit on Data Protection and touch on the role of Data Security in maintaining compliance. To attend, book your place here.  

 

Who’s getting it wrong?

Cambridge Analytica has been fined £15,000 for failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the ICO. Read more here.

 

Other News

Marriott is being sued for allegedly failing to protect more than 300 million guests’ information from hackers. More than 150 people have joined a federal class-action lawsuit. Read more here.

Scotland’s former First Minister, Alex Salmond, has reported the Scottish Government to the ICO after details of sexual harassment claims against him appeared in the media. Mr Salmond wants to know how the claims, which he denies, got into the public domain. Read more here.

Research by digital security vendor Gemalto shows that 58% of businesses are not able to detect a data breach. Read more here.

Nine months after the Ticketmaster data breach NatWest and RBS have only just started to send out replacement cards for some of their customers. Read more here.

According to a recent survey the majority of UK adults are still uncertain about how best to protect their privacy online. Read more here.

The ICO has introduced its proposed strategy for the next three years and invites comments to help for a final version to be launched later in the year. Read more here.

The Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has written a blog post setting out how the ICO helps businesses prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit. Read it here.

 

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