Data Protection News Roundup – 1st December 2020

The Data Guardians’ Managing Director and lead consultant Matthew Lamb is a Certified Data Protection Officer and 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 as well as addressing your Cyber Security issues.


Data Breaches

UK-based cyber-security vendor Sophos is currently notifying customers via email about a security breach the company suffered. “On November 24, 2020, Sophos was advised of an access permission issue in a tool used to store information on customers who have contacted Sophos Support,” the company said in an email to customers. Exposed information included details such as customer first and last names, email addresses, and phone numbers (if provided). Read more here.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has reported a data breach to the ICO in which the personal data of 1,000 members of staff was shared. It is the second breach reported to the ICO by the trust between April and September this year. Read more here.

A data breach at NHS Highland has led to the personal information of 284 patients with diabetes being widely shared. The health board referred itself to the ICO over the incident and has apologised by letter to patients affected. Read more here.

Manchester United are being assisted by the National Cyber Security Centre after an online attack left the club unable to fully restore its systems. Staff at the club were left unable to access their emails for more than a week. Read more here.


Other News

A marketing company director who made over 75,500 unsolicited marketing calls has been banned by the Insolvency Service for six years. Read more here.

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