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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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Rochester Grammar School Data Breach

The data of more than 1,000 pupils at a Kent school was exposed when an unencrypted memory stick was lost. The stick held information on every pupil at Rochester Grammar School. It included the names, years, school house, date of birth,…
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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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IBM Workers Banned From Using USB Sticks

Staff at IBM have been banned from using removable memory devices such as USB sticks, SD cards and flash drives. The possibility of "financial and reputational" damage if staff lost or misused the devices prompted the decision, reported The…
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Australian Bank Lost Data of 20m Accounts

Australia's Commonwealth Bank has admitted losing the bank records of almost 20 million people. Names, addresses, account numbers and statements were stored on two magnetic tapes which were meant to be destroyed by a subcontractor in 2016. But…
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Twitter Tells Users to Change Their Passwords

Twitter has warned its 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch exposed some in plain text on its internal network. The social network said an internal investigation had found no indication passwords were stolen or misused…
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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…