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3 Cybersecurity Lessons From The Twitter Hack For Organisations

The recent Twitter hack affecting figures like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Presidential aspirant Joe Biden has left many questioning the company’s ability to protect data. According to Twitter, the hackers were able to access the accounts of over 130 people including their direct messages. One of the breached inboxes belongs to an undisclosed elected official in the Netherlands. In addition, eight unverified accounts had all of their data downloaded including their direct private messages.  Before the tweets were taken
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Dutch DPA Issues €830,000 Fine For Subject Access Request Policy

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has issued a record €830,000 fine against the Dutch Credit Registration Bureau (BKR). This amount equates to over 900,000 US dollars. The fine was given to the BKR for violating data subject rights by charging fees to individuals wanting to access their personal data.  This fine was issued under GDPR, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. Under this law, individuals have the right to access their personal information that companies collect about them. Within
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Places Of Worship Guidance – How To Collect Data For The NHS Test and Trace

On 9 July 2020, the government updated its guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the pandemic. It is important that places of worship follow the guidelines to avoid any enforcement action and negative publicity when re-opening. One significant aspect of the guidance includes collecting personal details for the NHS Test and Trace Service. Any place of worship that collects personal data must ensure they areprocessing personal data in a way that is compliant with the GeneralData
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UK HSBC Customers Targeted In New Smishing Scam

HSBC customers in the UK are reportedly being targeted through an SMS phishing scam. Referred to as “smishing”, the scam involves tricking customers to share bank account details and other identifying personal information. How the scam works The scam starts with a text message seemingly from HSBC alerting the customer of a new payment through the HSBC app on their phone.  The customer is told to visit the HSBC website to validate their bank account if they are not responsible
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Is The NHS Test and Trace Scheme Breaching Data Laws? Government Faces Legal Challenge

Since the 28th of May, over 150,000 people have used England’s new Test and Trace scheme to try and combat the coronavirus pandemic. The government, unfortunately, is yet to provide a risk assessment about how it will protect personal information. Unless the government provides the details by the 8th of July, it will be taken to court. Lawyers for the organisation Open Rights Group (ORG), which works on privacy and free speech, have issued UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock with
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