ObserveIT Report Reveals that 16% of US employees are Aware of GDPR
Jul15

ObserveIT Report Reveals that 16% of US employees are Aware of GDPR

ObserveIT’s survey of 1,000 full-time employees, recently conducted in the US and the UK, has unearthed some serious issues regarding workers’ knowledge of data privacy legislation. The I.T. firm were conducting the poll with the aim of measuring workers’ understanding of existing privacy regulations that have are relevant for their employer. ObserveIT CEO Mike McKee, referring to the outcome of the survey said: “Privacy...

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GDPR fine of €200 million likely for British Airways
Jul08

GDPR fine of €200 million likely for British Airways

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has revealed that it is preparing to sanction a GDPR penalty against British Airways for a recent data privacy breach. The security infringement took place when British Airways customers were sent from the official BA website to a spoof site where user data was harvested. Introduced in May 2018, GDPR was developed to give greater protection and control to people when it comes to how their...

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Breach Notification Act Passed by Alabama State Senate
Mar09

Breach Notification Act Passed by Alabama State Senate

The Alabama Data Breach Notification Act (Senate Bill 318) has been sent for consideration to the House of Representatives after the Alabama Senate last week unanimously passed it. Alabama is one of the two remaining states still yet to introduce legislation that requires companies to send notifications to people whose personal information is accessed in data breaches. South Dakota, the other state yet to introduce legislation, is...

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NY Attorney General Fines EmblemHealth €575,000 for HIPAA Breach
Mar08

NY Attorney General Fines EmblemHealth €575,000 for HIPAA Breach

A mailing mistake by EmblemHealth in 2016 that resulted in the Health Insurance Claim Numbers of 81,122 plan subscribers printed on the exterior of envelopes has resulted in the New York Attorney General applying a $575,000 settlement fine. Despite that all mailings have a unique patient identifier on the envelope, in this case the potential for damage was high as Health Insurance Claim numbers are formed using the Social Security...

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GDPR Preparation Warning Issued by British Govt
Mar07

GDPR Preparation Warning Issued by British Govt

The results of a recent survey carried out by the UK Government suggest that the country’s business sector is not ready for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018. The most worrying aspect of the results is that just 38% of business and groups questioned were actually aware of the introduction of GDPR and the consequences. Although, the number massively surged, to 80%, for larger...

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