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British Airways faces sky high £183 million GDPR…

British Airways has been fined £183.4 million for a data breach that affected around 500,000 customers last year.  The airline, owned by IAG, says it is “surprised and disappointed” by the penalty – the largest ever fine for a…

How to write a GDPR data protection policy…

A version of this blog was originally published on 6 February 2018. The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) isn’t just about implementing technological and organisational measures to secure the information you store. You also need…

Up to 4,000 affected by Mumsnet data breach

Mumsnet has disclosed a data breach that occurred during a software update between 5-7 February. A technical error meant that users who logged on simultaneously were directed to someone else’s account.  The site’s founder, Justine Roberts, said that up to 4,000 users logged in while the vulnerability (which sounds like a caching glitch) was effective, but…

Alan Calder tackles privacy issues in BBC Radio…

Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, was invited onto BBC Radio 4’s “You & Yours” programme to discuss privacy concerns from the perspective of displeased customers and organisations tackling GDPR compliance. The conversation revolved around establishing whether the GDPR is, as the…

Sailing the cyber security waves

Ships have experienced a digital transformation in recent years. New technologies are helping them navigate the waters and ensure that everyone on board experiences the connectivity and convenience they expect. However, this increased volume of…

Your DPO questions answered in an interview with…

Organisations have had to get a lot more serious about data processing and information security since the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect earlier this year. For many, that has included the…

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Customers lose confidence – data breaches aren’t just…

A recent survey by Ping Identity shows that customers move away from brands that have suffered data breaches. Data breaches are now a common occurrence – big-name brands affected in 2018 include FIFA, British Airways,…