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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...

Equifax to Pay US$380.5 Million to Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

Atlanta-based consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has agreed to pay US$380.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit, brought forward by the U.S. Federal Trade...

Dixons Carphone Hit with £500,000 Penalty Over Data Breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the U.K. recently fined DSG Retail Limited (DSG), a U.K.-based electrical and telecommunications retailer, £500,000 (around US$ 653,841)...

Major fines amid data breach concerns

We may be in 2019, but that doesn’t mean that the world’s biggest brands have prepared themselves for the massive threats to cybersecurity. One...

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