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Gloucestershire Police Fined £80,000

Gloucestershire Police has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after sending a bulk email that identified victims of non-recent child abuse. The force was at the time investigating allegations of abuse relating…
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Bible Society Fined £100,000 After Security Failings

The British and Foreign Bible Society, based in Swindon, has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office, after their computer network was compromised as the result of a cyber-attack in 2016. Between November and December…
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Spanish Football League Defends Phone 'Spying'

Spanish football league La Liga has defended the privacy policy of its app after admitting it was accessing the microphone and GPS of Android users. It said it had been trying to track down venues illegally broadcasting matches, by matching…
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Dixons Carphone Admits Huge Data Breach

Dixons Carphone has admitted a huge data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records. It is investigating the hacking attempt, which began in July last year. Dixons Carphone said it had no evidence that…
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Medical Centre Fined for Abandoning Sensitive Information

Bayswater Medical Centre (BMC) in London has been fined £35,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after it left highly sensitive medical information in an empty building. The personal data, which included medical records,…
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CPS Fined £325,000 After Losing Victim Interview Videos

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been fined £325,000 by the ICO after they lost unencrypted DVDs containing recordings of police interviews. The DVDs contained recordings of interviews with 15 victims of child sex abuse, to be used…
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Stockport Firms Fined for Nuisance Calls and Spam Texts

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined two firms in Stockport for disrupting the public with nuisance marketing. IAG Nationwide Limited has been fined £100,000 for making more than 69,000 calls to people registered with…
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Data Firm, AIQ, May Face Legal Action in UK

The UK's Information Commissioner is considering legal action against Canadian data firm AggregateIQ (AIQ). It follows testimony from co-founder Jeff Silvester to Canadian MPs in which he claimed to be co-operating with the watchdog's inquiry…
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Cyber-attack Website Webstresser Taken Down

A website blamed for launching more than four million cyber-attacks around the world, including attempts to crash banks in the UK, has been taken down in a major international investigation. The operation, which involved the UK's National Crime…
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Ransomware Infects Ukraine Government Site

Hackers have used ransomware to take the website of Ukraine's energy ministry offline and encrypt its files. The website currently contains a message written in English, demanding a ransom of 0.1 bitcoin - worth $927.86 (£664.98) by today's…