The recent Dixons Carphone data breach has attracted more eyes than usual, as businesses wait to see how things pan out in this post-GDPR era.
While blockchain is being embraced, with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies the picture is very different with deeply held, and often hotly expressed, opinions broadly in the same opposing camps as for the last internet revolution: the World Wide Web.
By handing a £400,000 data breach fine to Carphone Warehouse, the ICO has maintained its stance against companies failing to take security seriously. But imagine what the bill would have come to were GDPR already in force.
Cyber criminals are becoming more prevalent and sophisticated in their approach. So it seems reasonable to expect companies responsible for personal data to seek protection from such threats.
This month, the information commissioner” s office (ICO) fines TalkTalk for failing to adequately protect its customers’ personal data. The record-breaking £400,000 penalty followed a cyberattack of which the telecoms provider was the victim, however the incident brought to light serious failings in its data practices.
Despite findings from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) showing that the UK uses the most cookies in the EU, 99 per cent of the FTSE 100 are failing to secure their cookies and are releasing consumer data to third parties.