Recent Breaches

Why Amazon’s £636m GDPR fine really matters

Why Amazon’s £636m GDPR fine really matters

We were promised huge fines and GDPR has finally delivered. Last week, Amazon’s financial records revealed that officials in Luxembourg are fining the retailer €746 million (£636m) for breaching the European regulation. The fine is unprecedented: it’s the biggest GDPR...

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Thousands of patients hit by NHS data breaches

Thousands of patients hit by NHS data breaches

Fears over privacy after personal details shared with strangers The private data of thousands of NHS patients has been wrongly shared with strangers, including a case where a person’s HIV status was released, The Independent has learned. In one example, strangers...

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HSE could face €1m fine for GDPR failings over cyber attack

HSE could face €1m fine for GDPR failings over cyber attack

The cyber attack suffered by the Irish health service could see the HSE fined €1m for GDPR failings – the maximum amount allowable under Irish law. The Data Protection Commission has confirmed it received notice of the massive breach from the HSE within 72 hours of it...

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Welsh data breach exposes information of Covid-19 patients

Welsh data breach exposes information of Covid-19 patients

Public Health Wales has confirmed a data breach which involved the personally identifiable data of Welsh residents who have tested positive for Covid-19. The incident, which was the result of individual human error, occurred on 30 August 2020 when the personal data of...

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GDPR breaches in 2019 lead to €402.6m in fines

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...

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British Airways faces £183m fine over passenger data breach

British Airways faces £183m fine over passenger data breach

ICO says personal data of 500,000 customers was stolen from website and mobile app British Airways is to be fined more than £183m by the Information Commissioner’s Office after hackers stole the personal data of half a million of the airline’s customers. The ICO said...

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UK watchdog plans to fine Marriott £99m

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 back...

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