Category: data breach

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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When a employee is leaving, what should I do to protect my data?

According to both US and EU labor statistics[1] 15% of employees change employer every year and one of the major problems related to data protection is data loss from these employees who leave. The threat of your employees taking data with them when they leave your organisation is real – a report I found from … Continued

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CNIL’s first assessment of breaches since the GDPR

The French Data Protection Authority CNIL reports (in french) that in the first four months of the GDPR being enforced it received 742 notifications of data breaches concerning more than 33-million data subjects in France. The majority of the notifications were breaches of confidentiality that took place via hacking and intentional theft. It’s quite an alarming finding … Continued

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The Google+ data breach: From “Don’t be evil” to “Shhh… Don’t tell anyone”

  Whatever happened to our darling Google? The company that once had the motto “Don’t be evil” seems to have changed it to “Shhh… Don’t tell anyone.” In a blog published on October 8, Google announced it was closing Google+ because of a software glitch it had known about since 2015 and which allowed outside … Continued

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