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Data Subject Rights Under the GDPR

Data Subject Rights Under the GDPR

The Law Gazette From time to time I get asked to review books for The Law Gazette, the publication of

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ICO collects £39.7 million in fines for data breach violations

ICO collects £39.7 million in fines for data breach violations

Limited cases In 2020 the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) collected approximately £39.7 million in fines. These fines were due

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DVLA Data Breaches

DVLA Data Breaches

Numerous breaches Over the past year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (the DVLA), the public body that holds the

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Cyber Security and the GDPR

Cyber Security and the GDPR

On the rise In the last 12 months, 46% of businesses reported a cyber-attack, and 32% of those attacked happened

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CPS Data Breach

CPS Data Breach

Surprising stats The Crown Prosecution Service deals with and handles some of the most sensitive and important data that any

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Cyber Security is an increasing concern

Cyber Security is an increasing concern

Alarming stats A recent report from security firm Carbon Black has shown around 88% of UK businesses have fallen victim

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Data Breaches by Schools and Academies

Data Breaches by Schools and Academies

Prime targets Schools and Academies are unfortunately regularly responsible for the breach of personal information. By their very nature Schools

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Working from Home – Is your personal information still secure?

Working from Home – Is your personal information still secure?

Home working: An overview The recent Covid-19 pandemic lead to a rapid almost overnight change in working habits, the majority

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Home Office data breaches

Home Office data breaches

Increased cases The Home Office’s annual report shows that in 2019/2020 they recorded more than twice as many data breaches

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Exonar research findings

Exonar research findings

Alarming statistics Exonar have recently carried out research following a survey of 500 IT professionals. Their main findings show that

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GDPR: Two years on

GDPR: Two years on

Workload and resourcing Since the introduction of GDPR in May 2018, it seems people have become more aware of their

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ICO’s Annual Report 2019/2020

ICO’s Annual Report 2019/2020

Digital boom The ICO have recently published their Annual Report for 2019/2020. In these abnormal times, digital evolution has accelerated

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Drop in data breach reports but other cyber incidents increase

Drop in data breach reports but other cyber incidents increase

Changing figures A recent report from the Information Commissioner’s Office has shown a drop in the number of data security

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Digital World: Trust and Data Protection

Digital World: Trust and Data Protection

Damage to reputation Businesses’ reputations can be easily tarnished for a number of reasons, recently we are seeing a rise

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Protecting your data from cyber criminals

Protecting your data from cyber criminals

An increasing problem In today’s online world, cyber criminals are trying to take advantage of the ability to access our

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Test and Trace and the hospitality sector

Test and Trace and the hospitality sector

Lack of guidance On 4th July 2020, the hospitality sector is due to re-open including pubs, restaurants and hotels, following

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Police taking excessive amount of personal data?

Police taking excessive amount of personal data?

Privacy issues A report on Police mobile phone extractions from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has highlighted that Police forces

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Social media, photographs and GDPR

Social media, photographs and GDPR

Landmark ruling A Court in the Netherlands has recently ruled that a Grandmother must delete photographs of her grandchildren from

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Change your password after a data breach

Change your password after a data breach

Low reaction to a breach A recent study from the Carnegie Mellon University security and privacy institute has revealed that

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The biggest cause of data breaches is emailing the wrong recipient

The biggest cause of data breaches is emailing the wrong recipient

COVID-19 causing error On 25th May 2020, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) “attributed 337 data breaches in the fourth quarter

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