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  • July 03, 2018 03 Jul'18

    NHS data breach caused details of 150,000 patients to be shared

    The NHS has inadvertently shared the confidential data of 150,000 patients over a three-year period due to a coding error in one of the most common GP IT systems

  • July 03, 2018 03 Jul'18

    Feds expand Facebook data sharing probe

    The US federal probe into Facebook’s data sharing practices is expanding and MEPs are considering new measures as the firm reveals it granted extended access to 61 companies and admits to another data sharing software bug

  • July 02, 2018 02 Jul'18

    HMRC deactivates record number of fake websites

    HM Revenue & Customs has removed more than 20,000 malicious websites in the past year, but warns people to stay alert to the threat from online fraudsters

  • June 29, 2018 29 Jun'18

    UK government cyber security standard welcomed

    The information security community has welcomed the publication of the government’s minimum cyber security standard, which could be used by any organisation to improve its cyber defences

  • June 29, 2018 29 Jun'18

    GDPR exposes breach reporting flaws

    In the month since the GDPR compliance deadline, it has become clear that many organisations are not well prepared for personal data breach notifications, says PwC’s data protection lead

  • June 29, 2018 29 Jun'18

    UK biometrics strategy criticised for lack of content

    The long-awaited government biometrics strategy falls short of the mark, say critics, failing to provide a detailed and coherent strategy or governance framework

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