Category: data breach

Prestige Software Data Leak: What Consequences Can the Hospitality Industry Learn?

The hospitality industry has long been an attractive target for hackers. With all virtual services available today, criminals might take advantage of anything from a vulnerable key card system to credit card details to personal information on guests. The security experts at Website Planet, an ethical team that strives to protect the public, recently unearthed a … Continued

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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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