London Pharmacy Hit with First Ever UK GDPR Penalty of €325k
Jan03

London Pharmacy Hit with First Ever UK GDPR Penalty of €325k

A London-based pharmacy has been hit with the first ever General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fine in the United Kingdom by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ICO has sanctioned a €325,000 (£275,000) GDPR penalty against Doorstep Dispensaree in connection with its ‘cavalier attitude to data protection’. This step was taken after it was found that Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware-located pharmacy stored 500,000 medical files...

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GDPR Breach Results in €9.55m Penalty for German Telecoms Provider
Dec12

GDPR Breach Results in €9.55m Penalty for German Telecoms Provider

A GDPR penalty of €9.55m has been sanctioned against telecommunications provider 1&1 by the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) in relation to a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) violation. The breach took place when 1&1 did not adequately secure its customer service line and permitted third parties to obtain customers’ personal data by providing only a name and date...

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ObserveIT Report Reveals Only 16% of US Employees are Aware of GDPR
Jul15

ObserveIT Report Reveals Only 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 commissioned the poll with the aim of measuring workers’ understanding of existing privacy regulations that are relevant for their employer. ObserveIT CEO Mike McKee, referring to the outcome of the survey said: “Privacy regulations...

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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 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 spoofed 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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