Data Protection News Roundup – 10th December 2019

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Politics

A data rights group has threatened legal action against the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats over the parties’ use of personal data ahead of Thursday’s election. Read more here.

The Green Party on the Isle of Wight have inadvertently breached data protection rules by sending an email to ‘Green Party Supporters’ where recipients could also see who else got the party’s email. This rudimentary mistake is one we see organisation make all too often. Read more here.

 

Who’s getting it wrong?

UK retailer Sweaty Betty is the latest victim of a so-called Magecart attack, as hackers inserted code on its website that intercepted and stole customer payment details. Read more here.

Facebook users have been warned to be vigilant by cyber security watchdogs after it emerged that it has suffered a security breach affecting 50 million users. The breach was discovered last Tuesday but was only disclosed on Friday. Read more here.

 

Other News

Amazon has been given free access to healthcare information collected by the NHS as part of a contract with the government. The material, which excludes patient data, could allow the multinational technology company to make, advertise and sell its own products. In July the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said a partnership with the NHS that allowed Amazon Alexa devices to offer expert health advice to users would reduce pressure on “our hard-working GPs and pharmacists”. Read more here.

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