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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 The draft guidance has been developed following Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendation that the Information Commissioner develops specific and comprehensive guidance on the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 […]