Data Protection

Countdown to Brexit

Nov 23, 2020 3:07:50 PM / by Robert Wassall posted in Data protection, GDPR, Brexit

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With the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching, we take a look at the data-protection related issues that may impact organisations in the UK from 1st January 2021.

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What can we learn from the H&M GDPR fine?

Nov 10, 2020 9:37:54 AM / by Robert Wassall posted in Data protection, data privacy, GDPR, compliance

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Recently, a data protection regulator in Germany fined the retail giant H&M €35.3 million (£32 million) ($40 million) – the second biggest fine under the GDPR to date. What did H&M do to deserve such an eye-watering fine? Did they lose a lot of personal data? No! Were they hacked? No! In fact, this wasn’t about a data security breach at all – it was for the excessive and unlawful collection of employee data.

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BA £20 million fine by ICO - big deal or big flop?

Oct 27, 2020 4:18:55 PM / by Robert Wassall posted in Data protection, GDPR, data breach

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On 16 October 2020 the ICO announced that it had fined British Airways £20 million for a GDPR data breach – the biggest-ever fine imposed by the ICO to date and one of the highest given out under the GDPR anywhere in Europe.

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To disclose a data breach or not to disclose a data breach?

Sep 2, 2020 11:50:28 AM / by Robert Wassall posted in Data protection, data privacy, GDPR

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BBC News has reported that Uber's former chief security officer (‘S’) has been accused of trying to cover up a data breach that exposed the details of 57 million Uber drivers and passengers.

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