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Bradford-based Bank & London Advertising Firm Fined Over Illegal Marketing

A bank is among the latest firms to be fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending illegal marketing texts and emails. Vanquis Bank Limited, based in Bradford, instigated a campaign to send 870,849 spam text messages…
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Equifax Data Hack Affected 694,000 UK Customers

The beleaguered credit reference agency Equifax has now admitted that 694,000 customers in the UK had their data stolen between May and July this year. The firm's original estimate of its UK cyber-theft victims, made last month, was fewer,…
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Supermarket Morrisons Sued by Staff Over Personal Data Leak

Thousands of Morrisons staff are suing the company after their personal details were posted on the internet. The High Court action is seeking to make the supermarket chain liable after a member of staff stole the data of nearly 100,000 employees…
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Recycled E-waste Adds to Cybersecurity Concerns

Electronic waste, or e-waste, incites more than an environmental crisis, as most disposed hardware still leaves unsecured traces of data linked back to its former owner, according to a Fortune report. Improper destruction of recycled devices…
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Firm Fined for Making Record 146 Million Nuisance Calls

Dirwy o £350,000 i gwmni am wneud 146 miliwn o alwadau niwsans – y nifer fwyaf erioed A company behind a record high 146 million illegal calls about PPI has been fined £350,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). People…
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Firms Still Struggling with PCI DSS Compliance

Despite the wave of costly data breaches over the last few years, nearly half of global firms that accept plastic are still failing to meet Payment Cards Industry (PCI) security standards, according to a report from Verizon. While overall…
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WEEE Collection Drop Puts Targets in Spotlight

Collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) have fallen in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period 12 months earlier, figures published by the Environment Agency suggest. And, the data indicates that compliance…
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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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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…