GDPR breaches in 2019 lead to €402.6m in fines

Enormous fines imposed for data breaches in 2019 prove that regulators have become severe about penalising companies and organisations that don’t adequately protect consumer information. According to PreciseSecurity.com research, the ten most significant GDPR breaches...

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...

HMRC forced to delete five million voice files

The voice records of five million taxpayers are being deleted by the UK’s tax authority, as the way they were collected broke privacy rules. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) failed to gain explicit consent from individuals before signing them up to the voice ID...