Data Protection News Roundup – 18th June 2019

The Data Guardians Managing Director and lead consultant Matthew Lamb is a Certified Cyber Risk Management Practitioner. Get in touch with us to ask about how we can help you with your GDPR and Data Protection Act compliance. 

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Who’s getting it wrong?

The ICO has fined a home security company £90,000 for making over 100,000 nuisance marketing calls to people registered with the Telephone Preference Service. The ICO received 125 complaints. Read more here.

 

Other News

Mermaids UK, a charity supporting transgender children and young people, has issued an apology after thousands of emails were made public online. Read more here.

Eatstreet, an online and mobile food ordering service, has disclosed a security breach that took place last month during which a hacker stole the company’s database, complete with customer and partner details. Read more here.

The Australian National University has discovered a data breach where a hacker has had unauthorised access to staff and student data extending back for 19 years. Intelligence officials believe China may have been behind it. Data captured includes bank numbers, tax details, academic records and passport details. Read more here.

Parliamentary authorities are investigating claims of a cyber security breach on its website. The site containing bills currently before Parliament was showing private folders not meant for publication. Read more here.

The ICO has admitted its use of cookies was not up to standards set by the GDPR. A Lawyer at Mishcon de Reya uncovered the flaw where the ICO was relying on implied consent to place cookies on someone’s computer where the GDPR requires organisations to ask permission beforehand. Read more here.

 

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