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  1. 4,000 files feared stolen in cyber attack on Scottish regulator

    An environmental regulator in Scotland has confirmed that at least 4,000 files have been accessed and likely stolen by criminals in an ongoing cyberattack on its systems. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said 1.2GB of data was stolen, including information not publicly available.  SEPA also said this week that it believed the attack, which […]

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  2. PrivSec Job Focus: Paul Lanois, Director, Fieldfisher

    In our latest reader-submitted Q&A, Paul Lanois talks about the ever-evolving nature of privacy What is your full job title? My full job title is Director, Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy, at Fieldfisher (a European law firm) in their Silicon Valley (USA) office. Which industry do you work in? My practice covers information governance, data protection, privacy, cybersecurity […]

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  3. German retailer vows to fight €10.4million GDPR fine for video-monitoring employees

    An online electronics retailer fined for GDPR breaches over its use of video cameras in the workplace has branded its $10.4m fine “unlawful” and vowed to fight it. Notebooksbilliger.de AG (NBB) was issued with the fine last month by the State Commissioner for Data Protection (LfD) Lower Saxony. LfD said the company had video-monitored its […]

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  4. Tik Tok changes privacy settings for teenage users

    Video-sharing platform Tik Tok has announced changes aimed at improving privacy and safety for teens. The social networking site said yesterday that it is changing the default setting for all registered accounts belonging to 13 to 15 year olds  to “private”. This means only someone who the user approves can view the videos. Eric Han, […]

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  5. BA facing potential ‘£800m’ lawsuit over data breach

    British Airways (BA) is potentially facing the largest privacy class-action lawsuit in UK history over its mass customer data breach that affected 400,000 people, according to a law firm involved. More than 16,000 people are now understood to have joined a case seeking compensation from the airline over the 2018 incident. PGMBM, the law firm […]

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