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Equifax faces £500,000 penalty from ICO

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The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has hit credit monitoring firm Equifax with its maximum penalty for its actions related to the company’s massive 2017 data breach. The £500,000 fine was issued for their failure to protect data belonging to 15 million UK residents. Nearly 700,000 of those had email… Read more »

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UK Government gets tough on cybersecurity

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In an attempt to concentrate the minds of organisations on cybersecurity, the British Government is planning to hit critical infrastructure businesses with heavy fines if their security defence systems are not up to scratch. If firms do not report incidents such as power outages, environmental threats, and hardware failure, fail… Read more »

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