Month: July 2018

CCTV and GDPR considerations

data breaches expected to soar with introduction of new gdpr rules

 It’s important for people to know their data protection rights, and CCTV and GDPR considerations is a new thing for people and organisations to consider.

It has been suggested that many do not know that GDPR has an impact on CCTV since the new changes in power came in to affect in May 2018. CCTV is, after all, widespread – really widespread – throughout the UK. It’s now also commonly used by organisations in the office as well as outside an office for security, and is typically used on-board commercial vehicles, largely for security, legal and health and safety reasons.

But, what about the relationship between CCTV and GDPR?

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Yahoo hacker sentenced to five-year prison term

data hack

The Yahoo hacker sentenced to a five-year prison term is reportedly being forced to pay the value of his entire assets of $2,250,000.00 as a fine.

The 23-year-old with Canadian citizenship admitted to hacking some 11,000 accounts between 2010 and 2017, allegedly on behalf of Russian agents who tasked him with hacking specific targets of interest to them.

The Yahoo hacking and data breach scandals have been amongst the biggest in the history of the world, with billions of accounts reportedly compromised.

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Business data protection not up to scratch

Business data protection is simply not up-to-scratch. As organisations plough billions into digital technologies, cybersecurity is getting left behind.

Recent figures suggested that two-thirds of businesses are currently embroiled in what are known as “digital transformation” projects, with spending on software increasing by 50pc. But what’s missing is the respect for cybersecurity and the understanding of the threats businesses are facing, and as a result, countless organisations are falling short.

Unless business data protection is treated as the priority it needs to be, breaches and hacks may never stop.

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Internet of things and data security

new gdpr rules for international data transfer

The rapidly growing market for the Internet of things and the data security for such devices is an issue that must be addressed sooner rather than later.

Today, we have doorbells, boilers, TVs and even children’s toys that have joined the list of smart devices, not long after the smart mobile industry paved the way.

Home security cameras are also increasingly popular these days, and while we use such products for the purposes of security and convenience, what about data security? Is the data security of the Internet of things being left behind?

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Is there a Ticketmaster GDPR fine on the horizon?

data breaches expected to soar with introduction of new gdpr rules

A key question right now is whether there is a Ticketmaster GDPR fine on the horizon. With the Ticketmaster data breach being the big data news recently, what punishments are they set to face?

We’ve already taken cases on for victims of the Ticketmaster data breach, and although any fine or penalty issued by the UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is independent of the legal action we’re taking, we’re closely monitoring the ICO developments.

Given the dates that the data was exposed, they could be set for a GDPR fine, and we think this would be justified.

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