Five hundred charities breach GDPR

More than 500 data breaches were filed by Charities last year according to England’s Information Commissioner. The figures are revealed in the body’s latest annual report. It says it received 11,854 reports of personal data breaches from all sources during the year to the end of March, down from 13,840 in the previous year. Charities […]

Three years of GDPR: the biggest fines so far

It’s been three years since the introduction of Europe’s data privacy and security law on 25 May 2018. GDPR governs the way organisations that operate within the EU can use, process and store consumers’ personal data. At first smaller firms and start-ups feared they did not have adequate resources to fully comply with its rules. […]

Facebook faces mass legal action over data leak

Facebook users whose data was compromised by a massive data leak are being urged to take legal action against the tech giant. About 530 million people had some personal information leaked, including, in some cases, phone numbers. A digital privacy group is preparing to take a case to the Irish courts on behalf of EU […]

What are the GDPR Password Requirements?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018 does not outlaw the use of a simple username and static password system for accessing personal data, but GDPR does state that data access procedures need to be secure. More specifically, the law states in Article 32(1) “the controller and the […]

Dartington Hall Estate dossier ‘breached data protection rules’

A country estate breached data protection laws when it listed a campaigner as an Extinction Rebellion supporter, a data watchdog has said. Devon’s Dartington Hall Estate published a dossier of group members campaigning to stop development on its land, including personal information. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it “infringed” data laws by naming a […]