News ICO issued monetary fines totalling over £3m to firms in 2018-19

The Information Commissioner's Office issued 22 monetary fines totalling over £3 million under the Data Protection Act 1998 and 23 …

News Unprotected MongoDB database found containing over 188m personal data records

Security researcher Bob Diachenko along with a team from Comparitech recently discovered a publicly-available database that contained nearly 188 million …

News British Airways fined a staggering £183.39m under GDPR for suffering massive breach

On Monday, the Information Commissioner's Office announced that it has issued a fine of £183.39 million to British Airways under …

News Chinese smart home device maker leaked over 2 billion data records

Orvibo, a Chinese smart home solutions provider, recently left a huge database unprotected that contained over 2 billion user logs …

News MD of accidental claims firm made £1.5m by selling personal data of accident victims

The Manchester City & Salford Magistrates Court has fined a former managing director of Accident Claims Limited for illegally obtaining …

News HMD Global shifts its data centre from Singapore to Europe

HMD Global, the Finnish company behind the iconic Nokia brand of mobile phones, has decided to shift its data centre …

News Danish DPA fines IDdesign £180,000 for illegally storing personal data of 385,000 customers

The Danish data protection authority has issued a fine of DKK 1.5 million (£180,000) to furniture company IDdesign for storing …

News MI5 transgressed Investigatory Powers Act while handling citizen data

New documents have emerged that substantiate allegations that MI5, the UK's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, may have breached various …

Threats Over 2.3 billion data files stored in unsecured web servers globally

As many as 2.3 billion data files are presently stored in unsecured and misconfigured web servers such as Amazon S3 …

News Insurance giant First American leaked 885 million personal data records

In among the largest breaches of customer records to have happened so far this year, American real estate insurance giant …

News Less than 1% of data breach investigations by ICO resulted in monetary fines

The Information Commissioner's Office issued monetary fines in only 29 cases out of 11,468 data breach cases it investigated between …

Threats 42% of used SSDs and HDDs sold on eBay contain PII & enterprise data

With a large number of organisations choosing to store vast amounts of enterprise and customer data on cloud databases rather …