GDPR One Year Anniversary: The Civil Society Organizations’ View

GDPR is a landmark in privacy jurisdiction. Through its 99 articles, it sets a framework for both businesses and individuals on their rights and responsibilities when it comes to protecting privacy. The ...
UK Pub Chain 'Greene King' Gift Card Website Hacked

UK Pub Chain ‘Greene King’ Gift Card Website Hacked

Major UK pub chain, Greene King (Bury St. Edmunds), had its gift card website (https://www.gkgiftcards.co.uk) compromised by hackers. The personal data breach was discovered on 14th May 2019 and confirmed a day ...
UK fine against Uber for 2016 data breach would be 200 times bigger in 2018

UK fine against Uber for 2016 data breach would be 200 times bigger in 2018

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Uber’s widely publicized data leak from two years ago has finally resulted in a fine from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. The penalty would have been 203 times the amount if the ...
UK’s ICO fines Facebook £500,000 for Cambridge Analytica scandal

UK’s ICO fines Facebook £500,000 for Cambridge Analytica scandal

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the independent regulator for data protection and information rights law, has handed Facebook the maximum fine allowed under the 1998 Data Protection Act (DPA) for its ...
Heathrow Airport escapes hefty GDPR fine; gets only £120,000 (under 1998 DPA) for 2017 privacy breach incident

Heathrow Airport escapes hefty GDPR fine; gets only £120,000 (under 1998 DPA) for 2017 privacy breach incident

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) £120,000 for failing to ensure that the personal data on its network was properly secured. The circumstances that led to the ...
Equifax fined £500,000 for ginormous 2017 breach

Equifax fined £500,000 for ginormous 2017 breach

More than a year after hackers breached credit reporting agency Equifax to steal 146 million customer records, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued the company with a £500,000 fine – ...

Application Development GDPR Compliance Guidance

Last week IBM developerWorks released a three-part guidance series I have written to help Application Developers develop GDPR compliant applications. Developing GDPR Compliant Applications GuidancePart 1: A Developer's Guide to the GDPRPart ...