UK watchdog plans to fine Marriott £99m

The UK’s data privacy regulator has said it plans to fine the US hotel group Marriott International £99.2m. The penalty relates to a data breach that resulted in about 339 million guests having had their personal details exposed. The incident is thought to date...

The ICO admits that its cookie policy violates the GDPR

The UK’s data protection watchdog has admitted that its website’s cookie policy breaches the requirements of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) made the statement following complaints that it was storing...

Will Your Staff Cost You Millions in Data Breaches?

Financial services organisations have never been more at risk of data breaches. A recent report by RPC found that the number of data breaches reported by UK financial services firms increased 480% in 2018, with the retail banking sector seeing the largest relative...