UBER: A master-class in how not to handle a serious data security breach

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, ‘uber’ means “extreme”. In the case of Uber, the ride-sharing company, it seems to mean being extremely good at failing to take data protection seriously. On 22 November 2017 it emerged that, in 2016, Uber suffered a data security breach…

EQUIFAX: A warning to all businesses

An emerging crises at Equifax On 8 September, Equifax, an American credit rating firm, disclosed that ‘about’ 143million of its US customers “may have had” their personal information compromised in a security breach after hackers accessed personal data such as social security numbers, birth dates, addresses…

GDPR preparations get big players in mammoth marketing muddle.

You’re so Moneysupermarket! In July 2017, it emerged that price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com Ltd has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending emails to customers who had made it clear they didn’t want to be contacted. The email, which was updating customers about…