Data Protection News Roundup – 15th June 2021

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

The largest password collection of all time has been leaked on a popular hacker forum after a user posted a 100GB text file containing 8.4 billion passwords that were likely combined from previous data leaks and breaches. Read more here.

Two schools in Kent closed after hackers broke into their servers, stole data and encrypted pupil information. Action Fraud and the National Cyber Security Centre are investigating. Read more here.

Fujifilm’s Japanese headquarters has been the subject of a cyber attack which resulted in knock-on disruption to its European business – although systems in the UK were not breached. Read more here.


Other News

Plans for the NHS to share data about patients’ medical histories taken from their GP records have been delayed to give the NHS more time to address concerns about patients’ privacy being breached. Read more here.

Amazon could be fined more than €350 million by Luxembourg’s data protection commission over its collection and use of data across the European Union which officials concluded has fallen foul of the GDPR. Read more here.

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has announced it will take an active role in developing Google’s plans to prevent websites tracking Chrome users. Under the proposals, the CMA would accept legally binding commitments from Google not to use its proposed replacements for tracking cookies, a set of technologies the search engine calls its Privacy Sandbox, in a way that would harm competition. Read more here.

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