Recent Breaches

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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HMRC forced to delete five million voice files

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 system...

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Payment data stolen from thousands of Vision Direct customers

Payment data stolen from thousands of Vision Direct customers

As many as 6,600 customers of online contact lens shop Vision Direct are at risk of having their personal details, including financial information, stolen in a November data breach. A total of 16,300 people were thought to be at risk of the breach, although 9,700 of...

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