How data anonymization allows you to stay compliant with GDPR

Data protection has been a hot subject recently, especially because several companies dealt with serious data breaches and faced the associated consequences. Properly safeguarding information is therefore crucial for businesses. They must change the way they handle sensitive data to protect their clients’ privacy and strengthen the users’ rights. The European General Data Protection Regulation…

New data reveals firms which received GDPR fines during lockdown

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that Ticketmaster, British Airways and Marriott were among businesses in the UK which were fined for breaching GDPR regulations between March 2020 and January 2021.  Data obtained through the Freedom of Information (FOI) request by confidential shredding and records management company, Go Shred, show that only four penalty notices…

ICO fines Marriott £18.4million for data breach

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Marriott International Inc £18.4million for failing to keep millions of customers’ personal data secure. Marriott estimates that 339 million guest records worldwide were affected following a cyber-attack in 2014 on Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. The attack, from an unknown source, remained undetected until September 2018, by…

Twitter apologises for sharing personal contact information with advertisers

Twitter has apologised for sharing personal contact information from users with advertisers which was only meant for account security purposes. The social media site said some email addresses or phone numbers provided to the site as part of safety and security procedures, such as two-factor authentication to log in, had been “inadvertently” used for advertising.…