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Common Causes Data Breach

5 Common Causes Of A Data Breach

A data breach has the potential to have a severe impact on a company. Ranging from financial loss to reputational damage, it is important you put in place measures to avoid falling victim to one.  What is a Data Breach?  A data breach is any unauthorised access of personal information. Confidential and protected information such as bank account, names, addresses, passwords and emails can all be exposed through a breach. At its root, it is about the loss or theft
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Data Security

3 Reasons Why Your Business Must Invest In Data Security

Every organisation deals with personal data in one way or another. Whether it’s a charity collecting the financial information of donors, a professional services firm handling confidential information or a news agency using cookies for advertising; collecting and processing personal data is at the core of many business operations.  But as more organisations rely on digital tools to process and collect personal data, the risk of cyber-attacks remains.  According to a survey by Hiscox, 60% of businesses faced at least
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Spanish Data Protection Authority Fines Twitter €30,000 For Violating Laws On The Use of Cookies

The Spanish Data Protection Authority (AEPD) has issued a €30,000 fine to Twitter for violating laws on the use of cookies. The fine was given on 9th June 2020 in proceeding PS/00299/2019.  The AEPD claimed that Twitter’s cookie banner said that by using the website’s services the user would accept the cookie policy. However, it did not provide any links within this banner to refuse the use of cookies or allow the user to see management or configuration options. The
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Hungary GDPR Suspension

Hungary’s Suspension of GDPR Raises Concerns From EU Watchdog

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) which oversees the application of data protection rules has raised concerns over the Hungarian government’s suspension of GDPR. At the end of March, emergency powers were passed by the Hungarian government due to the lockdown. As part of that plan, the government suspended some of the obligations within GDPR. EDPB Chair, Andrea Jelinek said, I am personally very worried at the suspension of several articles of the GDPR by the Hungarian government. Rights of
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EasyJet Hit With £18 Billion Lawsuit – Key Lessons From The Airline’s Data Breach

EasyJet is facing an £18 billion class-action lawsuit for failing to protect the personal data of 9 million customers. The airline company announced mid-May that the personal information of millions of customers was exposed in a data breach which happened at the beginning of the year. The hacked information includes full names, email addresses and travel data. In addition, the credit card details of over 2,200 people were accessed.  This is one of the biggest data breaches to affect the
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