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Forever 21 Confirms Data Breach

Fashion retailer Forever 21 has confirmed there has been unauthorized access to data from payment cards used at some of its stores. The company is notifying its customers that it recently received a report from a third party that about the…
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Huddle's 'Highly Secure' Work Tool Exposed KPMG and BBC Files

The BBC has discovered a security flaw in the office collaboration tool Huddle that led to private documents being exposed to unauthorised parties. A BBC journalist was inadvertently signed in to a KPMG account, with full access to private…
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Equifax Profits Sink 27% Following Breach

Under-fire credit agency Equifax has seen profits tumble 27% year-on-year and costs spike by tens of millions during the previous quarter following a major data breach at the company revealed in September. Third quarter profits stood at $96.3m,…
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University of East Anglia Suffers Second Leak of 2017

The University of East Anglia has suffered its second serious data leak this year after personal details of a member of staff were sent to 300 postgraduate students. The incident seems to have happened when an administrator accidentally used…
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ICO Issues £80,000 Fine to Unlawful Data Supplier

A firm trading in people’s personal information and describing itself as ‘the UK’s Premier Lead Generation Provider’ has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Verso Group (UK) Limited failed to comply…
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New Data Protection Advice Aimed at Small Organisations Preparing for the GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will launch a dedicated advice line on Wednesday 1 November at 10am to help small organisations prepare for a new data protection law. The phone service is aimed at people running small businesses…
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Third of IoD Members Have Never Heard of GDPR

Nearly a third (30%) of UK business leaders have never heard of the GDPR, although those that are aware of the new regulation seem to progressing well on compliance, according to new research from the Institute of Directors (IoD). The study…
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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…