Category: data breach

Dutch Data Protection Regulator AP Issues First Major GDPR Fine to Hospital

GDPR recently made the news in the Netherlands when the Dutch Data Protection Authority, the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) issued a €460000 fine to a hospital in The Hague. The Haga Hospital did not adequately protect the medical records of a TV celebrity, who entered the hospital in 2018 after a suicide attempt. No less than … Continued

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How Data Breaches Happen

Data breaches are frightening. Just imagine purchasing something online and, a month later, receiving an email saying your credit card info might have been stolen. What’s even worse is that some data breaches go unreported. You only learn about it if somebody tries to use your personal info. While data breaches vary in severity, they … Continued

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Human Error as the First Cause of Data Breaches and How to Solve the Problem

With so many cases of data breaches being reported, you may be wondering whether hackers have become cleverer or whether organisations are not giving data protection the seriousness it deserves. Unfortunately, many organisations may not know human error is one of the primary data breach causes. Often, inappropriate data handling policies and procedures, not to … Continued

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All the major data breaches in 2018

Why is data breach becoming a household word? Because personal data has become hot property for all kinds of companies that want to use it for commercial advantage, whether that be making market assessments or for direct electronic marketing or to demand a ransom, and they’re going to such great lengths to get this data … Continued

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