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Council Fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office

A council has been fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for leaving vulnerable people’s personal information exposed online for five years. The Data Protection Act requires organisations to take appropriate measures…
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Two Million Customers' Data Stolen at Cex

Second-hand gadget and video games retailer Cex has said up to two million customers have had their data stolen in an online breach. The company said the stolen data included customers' names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and some…
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Identity Fraud Soars to New Levels

Record 89,000 cases recorded in first six months of year Identity fraud now accounts for 56% of all fraud reported by Cifas members Today, Wednesday 23 August 2017, Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new…
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North London Council Fined

Islington Council failed to keep up to 89,000 people’s information secure on its parking ticket system website. That was the conclusion of an Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation which has resulted in a £70,000 fine…
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21,000 TalkTalk customers data could have been used for scams and fraud

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC £100,000 after it failed to look after its customers’ data and risked it falling into the hands of scammers and fraudsters. An ICO investigation found TalkTalk…
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ICO Issues Nuisance Calls Warning

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reminded companies making direct marketing calls that people registered with the Telephone Preference Service are “off limits”. The warning comes as the ICO issues fines totalling £150,000…
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Firms face £17m fine if they fail to protect against hackers

Firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyber-attacks, the government has warned. The crackdown is aimed at making sure essential services such as water, energy, transport and health…