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Every day we encounter technology that uses our personal data. Whether it’s on our Facebook profiles, making payments on Amazon or entering our home address into Deliveroo. There are so many reasons we may give out our personal information consensually, but this means we are also susceptible to the many different types of data breaches...
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Public Health Wales has confirmed it has been subject to a data breach in which thousands of Welsh residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 have had their personal details breached. The incident occurred on 30 August 2020, when the personal data of 18,015 Welsh residents who have tested positive for coronavirus was uploaded to...
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  Yesterday, April 1st, the Supreme Court handed down its landmark judgment in one of the most-watched data protection cases in years: Various Claimants v Morrisons. It unanimously ruled that Morrisons was not vicariously liable for the 2014 data breach by a disgruntled employee who exposed the personal data of around 100,000 Morrison’s employees. This...
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    Boots, the worldwide health and beauty retailer, and pharmacy chain has suspended payments using Advantage Card points in shops and online after a cyber-attack. After they noticed ‘unusual’ activity on a number of loyalty card accounts, Boots have announced that customers will not be able to use their Advantage Card points to pay...
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