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After Tested.me, ICO Fines Amex For Sending Millions of Unwanted Emails

We often receive calls from different bankers promoting their products and services. While these calls are largely ignored, very few question the rationale behind...

ICO Fines Contact Tracing Service Tested.me for Misusing User Data

The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a contact tracing service provider Tested.me for misusing users’ personal data.  In an official notice, the...

Woodland Trust Hit by High-Level Cyberattack

Woodland Trust, a charitable trust organization that protects and restores woodland in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, was hit by a sophisticated, high-level...

ICO’s Ticket for Data Breach! Ticketmaster Fined £1.25 Mn Over 2018...

The U.K.’s Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently penalized Ticketing website Ticketmaster for £1.25 million ($1.65 million) following a data breach in 2018. The privacy...

Marriott International Slapped with $123 Mn GDPR Fine for 2014 Data...

The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) imposed £18.4 million ($23.92 million) fine on Marriott International Inc. for violating the GDPR guidelines. The data privacy...

Whistle-Blower Reports to ICO Increase by 34% in the Last Year

Ever since the GDPR was introduced, disclosure of security incidents via whistle-blower reports has increased significantly. According to a report from RPC, a legal...

54% of Universities in the U.K. Suffered a Data Breach Last...

A survey on the state of cybersecurity in the higher education sector, conducted by managed threat detection provider Redscan, revealed that nearly 54% of...

EasyJet Hacked; Details of 9 Mn Customers Compromised

EasyJet admitted that it has been a target of a cyberattack from a highly sophisticated source.  It first learned of the attack in January...

UK ICO Fines Cathay Pacific with £500,000 for 2018 Data Breach

UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found Hong Kong-based air carrier Cathay Pacific guilty on various counts of data breach reported by the latter...

Jim Scholefield Joins Marriott International as CIDO

Marriott International announced the appointment of Jim Scholefield as Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO). The appointment came into effect on February 24, 2020. In this...

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