Data Protection News Roundup – 4th May 2021

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Data Breaches

474 British police officers have issued a compensation claim in the High Court against Paymaster 1836, the pensions part of Equiniti Group, for a data breach that exposed the names, National Insurance numbers, salary banding, dates of birth, police service details, and pensions information of police officers. Read more here.

Cloud infrastructure giant DigitalOcean has emailed customers warning of a data breach involving customers’ billing data. The email said customer billing names and addresses were accessed, as well as the last four digits of the payment card, its expiry date and the name of the card-issuing bank. Read more here.


Other News

35% of UK IT decision makers admitted that their remote workers have already knowingly put corporate data at risk of a breach in the last year according to an annual survey conducted by Apricorn. Read more here.

The UK’s new biometrics watchdog has said that the use of facial recognition by police should not be banned and instead left to the discretion of law enforcement rather than lawmakers. His reason, among others, was that criminals are increasingly relying on sophisticated technology, and police “need to match their technological capability”. Read more here.

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