Month: April 2017

An Ombudsman data breach may have put “lives at risk” in Ireland

police data breach

The Police Federation for Northern Ireland (PFNI) has called for a full inquiry after they were alerted to a data breach that may have put lives at risk.

The inquiry was prompted after a former investigating officer who worked at the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI) was arrested for allegedly stealing sensitive information. The information is believed to have security details and identification of service police officers.

Needless to say, this data in the wrong hands could put lives in danger…
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250 private UK healthcare employees’ data stolen in breach

medical data

The NHS has been subject to severe criticism over the past few years in relation to its data security. Not only has the issue hit the UK public healthcare system, but it seems to be a pandemic issue that includes the private sector too.

This is evident where the personal details of 250 healthcare employees were stolen in a data breach. The data breach targeted approximately 250 employees at Hywel Dda Health Board in Wales.
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Obama’s data privacy rule to be repealed by Trump; affecting millions

protection system

Data privacy is getting more and more important, but it seems as though governmental authorities are becoming more and more lax on the matter.

Last month we possibly saw the death of U.S. citizens’ privacy rights in America. Although we’re here in the UK, this is relevant to us, because we still share so many ideals with our American counterparts, and we work with them a lot.

More often than not, the big worldwide breaches are affecting us both, and worldwide privacy rights is something we should all be concerned about.
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