Blog: Data Breach
As experts in data protection, privacy and the GDPR, we wanted to share our knowledge with you to ensure your compliance journey is as simple as possible. With a clear understanding, data protection best practice will become a natural part of your organisation’s way of working - a benefit to you and your business.
So take a look over our GDPR and data protection resources below.
Numpty Nigel misses a Subject Access Request
Deadlines are boring aren’t they? They are meant to hurry us up. To make us do what the man wants us to do. Nobody wants to be a slave to the man. We are individuals. We should take our time. After all, deadlines are a target that can always be pushed out. Can’t they?…….. Well, not this one! It is the number one privacy fail resulting in complaints to privacy regulators.
When and how to notify a data breach
Almost all organisations have had a data breach. Some of them know they have had a data breach. Most probably don’t. People tend to think that a data breach is caused by a hacker breaking into an organisation’s systems and gaining access to customer personal information for malicious purposes. The reality is that personal data breaches are far more likely to be the result of careless mistakes by employees than the work of hackers. In fact, 90% of UK data breaches are caused by human error.
Chapter 8 : Are you sure you’re secure?
In our previous blog post, we explained that one of the two most important things in making sure that you…
GDPR : it’s just about ‘Big Tech’ right?
You use technology at work. We all use technology at work. Which means that we all process personal information to…
Data breaches and the GDPR: what organisations need to know
Since the coming into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018 there have been a…
British Airways: are data breaches the new normal for the airline industry?
On the back of the recent Air Canada data breach, British Airways announced on Friday that it has also suffered…
Air Canada data breach: what companies should learn about data security
Users of Air Canada’s mobile app account have become the latest victims of a data breach. After noticing unusual login…
Dixons Carphone data breach: how not taking data protection seriously affects your business
Dixons Carphone announced this morning before the markets opened that “approximately 10 million records containing personal data may have been…
Could human error cause a data breach under the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to create a new data environment; one where individuals have better control over what happens to their personal information and where organisations are held to account if they fail in their safeguarding obligations.