Data Protection News Roundup – 11th June 2019


Who’s getting it wrong?

A former customer services officer at Stockport Homes Limited has been found guilty of unlawfully accessing personal data without a legitimate reason to do so. She spent time looking at anti social behaviour cases on SHL’s case management system when she wasn’t authorised to do so. She accessed the system 67 times. She was ordered to pay a £300 fine, £364.08 costs and a victim surcharge of £30. Read more here.

A 22 year old man who was involved in a major hack of TalkTalk in 2015 where email addresses and bank details were taken has been sentenced to four years in a young offenders institution. Read more here.

A man was arrested in connection with a data breach at the University of South Wales. Read more here.


Other News

New research by EY has found that over 4 in 10 consumers believe their data will never be fully secure. Read more here.

At a G20 side event on Personal Data in Tokyo the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham gave a speech where she spoke about finding practical ways of allowing personal data to flow between jurisdictions with the right protections in place. You can read the full speech here.

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