data protection Archives - URM
  • THE EU GDPR – 5 Myths Dispelled

    THE EU GDPR – 5 Myths Dispelled The adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the European Council and Parliament last week (14 April 2016) will have wide ranging impacts. These will affect all organisations processing personal data and is a hot topic in the computer press and technology blogs around the globe. […]

  • UK Travel Company Fined After Losing 1,000,000 Credit Card Details

    A UK travel company, Think W3 Limited, has been fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for leaking more than 1,000,000 credit card records. A customer database was designed for ‘Internal Use’ but published on the main server with an authentication page and “secret URL”. However, it didn’t take long for hackers to realise […]

  • URM Releases New Data Protection Foundation Course

    With an ever-increasing focus on the protection of personal data, changes in legislation and regulations and with punitive actions for breaches, organisations of all sizes and from all sectors need to have internal resource who understand data protection and what needs to be done to comply with the relevant legislation. In line with the BCS […]

  • Progress on EU Data Protection Reform Now Irreversible Following European Parliament Vote

    The EU (European Parliament) has cemented the strong support previously given at committee level to the European Commission’s data protection reform (MEMO/13/923 and MEMO/14/60) by voting in favour of reform. The data protection reform will ensure more effective control of people over their personal data, and make it easier for businesses to operate and innovate […]

  • BT Investigated over Email Data

    BT is being investigated by the UK’s data authority after a whistleblower claimed the company “exposed user credentials en masse”. BT is moving seven million customers to its new email service, away from Yahoo. It is understood that vulnerabilities were discovered while the new email system was in its testing phase last year, and that […]

  • British Pregnancy Advice Service (BPAS) fined £200,000 following data breach

    The British Pregnancy Advice Service (BPAS), a charity that offers help and advice to women considering a termination of pregnancy, has been served a £200,000 penalty following the data breach that revealed almost 10,000 users’ details to a hacker. The hacker, James Jeffery (previously jailed for 32 months in April 2012 for hacking the same […]

  • Head of Europol Warns Against Public wi-fi Networks

    Head of Europol’s cybercrime centre (Troels Oerting), has issued a warning that people should send personal data only across networks that they trust. He said the warning was motivated by the growing number of attacks being carried out via public wi-fi, “We have seen an increase in the misuse of wi-fi, in order to steal […]

  • The ICO begins public consultation on new guidance on data protection and the media

    The ICO has begun its public consultation on new guidance on data protection and the media. The draft guidance has been developed following Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendation that the Information Commissioner develops specific and comprehensive guidance on the application of the Data Protection Act to the press. The deadline for responses to the consultation on […]