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Encryption failing costs £150,000

Insurer Fined Royal and Sun Alliance (RSA) has been fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office following the loss of personal information relating to 59,592 customers. Following the theft of a hard drive, which contained customers’ names, addresses and bank account details including account numbers and sort codes, ICO enforcement officers found that RSA did […]

Data Breach Disclosures Jumped 40% in 2016

Number of Data Breach Disclosures Jumped 40% in 2016 Though there were no mega breaches, 2016 had more breaches on record than any previous year, according to a new report. Last year witnessed few data breaches of the kind that rocked 2015 when organizations like Anthem, the Office of Personnel Management and Ashley Madison reported […]