The latest fine issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) against TalkTalk should be seen as a warning to businesses of all sizes to keep their IT systems up to date, an expert has said.
According to Osterman Research’s “Best Practices for Protecting Your Data When Employees Leave Your Company”, 69 percent of organizations have experienced data loss from employee movements (departure, changing roles, re-location), and 50 percent of employees who left their jobs in the last 12 months kept confidential corporate data.
New law would cripple researchers uncovering abuses of personal data while doing nothing to stop the spread of poorly anonymised data.
There have been a number of recent data breaches overseas which offer salutary lessons on how information held by governments is not necessarily as secure as it should be and how this can be harmful for individual citizens.
Governments forget at their peril that they must nowadays guard their citizens’ data as carefully as they guard their physical safety.
Six state agencies being checked after leak of sensitive data potentially including information on people in witness protection.
A Massive data breach in the Swedish Transport Agency Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly All Citizens.
Data breaches jumped by 29 percent in the first half of 2017, with 12 million records exposed, including medical files and Social Security numbers.
An unintended email attachment that includes names of current and former adoptees, parents and social workers was sent to 77 recipients as part of an invitation to the council’s annual adoption summer party.
A communication breakdown and an employee’s vacation were why it took nine days for Verizon to stop a data leak.