GDPR / Data Protection

General Data Protection Regulation 2018 breaches

General Data Protection Regulation 2018 breaches are frequently making headline news. One case came to my attention via a complaints forum which shines a spotlight on clear breaches and lack of regard to the Data Protection laws. GDPR 2018 The data that these firms...

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Misuse of personal data and fraud

Misuse of personal data and fraud is a growing problem that is becoming increasingly sophisticated. This is an interesting case which raises a number of unique issues and concerns across a whole spectrum of legislation. BACKGROUND A customer received a phone call...

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Misdirected post and Data Protection

BACKGROUND A colleague of mine told me about a long-standing problem with misdirected post and data protection she had with a well known pensions and life insurance provider which features a female grim reaper in its adverts. Can you guess the brand that I am...

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GDPR Act 2018 and the misuse of data

BACKGROUND People who have not proceeded with the purchase of a vehicle from dealership are being sent MOT reminders, which is a misuse of data and a breach of the GDPR Act 2018. This may seem innocuous on the face of it, but in reality this is a clear misuse of...

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Morrisons found liable for staff data breach

Morrisons were found liable for a staff data breach, which was widely reported in the media. BACKGROUND A disgruntled former employee leaked the salaries, National Insurance details, dates of birth and bank account details of nearly 100,000 staff members and sent the...

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Mobile phone records and the Data Protection Act

MOBILE PHONE RECORDS AND THE DATA PROTECTION ACT - 22/08/2017 A friend of mine rang me a few days ago at the time of writing this to discuss a custody battle that she is having with her ex and wanted some guidance and direction from me, which I thought I would touch...

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