Data Protection News Roundup – 29th October 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.


Who’s getting it wrong?

West Berkshire Council has shared more than 1,000 people’s email addresses in a data breach when it sent a leisure survey to 1,107 recipients who could all see each other’s email addresses. The council said it has reported the incident to the ICO. Read more here.


Other News

Google will receive five years’ worth of NHS patients’ sensitive records under the terms of a deal signed last month, despite controversy over similar contracts in the past. Read more here.

The customer records of nearly 7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud users were reportedly discovered by a security researcher this month in an inadvertently exposed database which has now been secured. Read more here.

Over 9,000 cybercrime reports filed by UK citizens have sat inside a police database without being investigated after security software mistakenly identified them as containing malicious code and placed them in quarantine. All the quarantined reports came from Action Fraud, an official UK police website where victims can report fraud and cybercrime. Read more here.

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