Fresh evidence that the Information Commissioner’s Office is one of the busiest regulators in the EU has emerged with new figures showing it has received over 40 data breach notifications every day since May 25 2108, with a monthly average of 1,276 cases.
GDPR may have been in force for well over a year now, but UK staff have yet to change the way they handle sensitive data, with a third (34%) admitting they are still not taking the new regulation seriously even though the vast majority (84%) concede they know about compliance and their responsibilities.
Apple is attempting to put more clear blue water between its privacy practices and those of Google and Facebook by unveiling plans for a new super secure ‘Sign in with Apple’ service to help its customers protect their identity from data slurping companies.
More than 2.3 billion documents, including highly sensitive customer data, are believed to be sitting on publicly accessible online storage systems, putting companies across the world at risk of breaching data protection legislation.
Privacy campaigner Max Schrems has won yet another battle in his six-year war against Facebook after Ireland’s Supreme Court rejected an attempt by the social media giant to stop the European Court of Justice (ECJ) from presiding over a landmark case regarding the transfer of EU citizens’ data to the US.
Businesses have long been warned about “the enemy within” but fresh evidence that firms need to keep a closer eye on their own staff has emerged in a new study which shows that nearly half of employees would be tempted to sell on corporate information if the money was right.
With the anniversary of GDPR looming, many UK businesses are still failing to process requests from customers who are exercising their right to access the personal information stored about them, with a third of companies non-compliant.
UK consumers are growing increasingly concerned over how companies - and the Government for that matter - protect their sensitive personal data, with two-fifths (41%) believing firms should do more and over a quarter insisting there is currently not enough state support for data security and cyber-protection.