Monthly Archives October 2015

TalkTalk was heading for security chief before it was hacked

TalkTalk logoTalkTalk has been caught in the eye of a storm over its data protection and privacy policies and procedures leaving a wake of very angry customers threatening to take legal action for the breach of their personal data.

And as the Information Commissioner’s Officer (ICO) starts to investigate the mobile provider, it may like to read the advertisement TalkTalk placed on LinkedIn on the 19 October for the post of Information Security Officer.

When we checked on Sunday 25 October, there had been 15 applicants for the post – now with the level of national media interest in how TalkTalk is culpable in its failure to adequately protect its customers, maybe there will be deluge of qualified candidates knocking on its door..?

Or will it now have to pay a much bigger salary to attract the right ...

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Wake up call for all major UK companies as GDPR is now around the corner

wake up callEach day more and more comment is emerging on the lack of preparedness of business to deal with the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the need to put education and training on the top of the business agenda – and you may find these two very recent news items of interest and helpful.

We’ve been briefing a Member of the Government’s Treasury Select Committee a few weeks’ ago when we highlighted the issue of GDPR is simply much bigger than a digital marketing issue under ICO’s remit reporting into the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Check out this recent news item

We strongly support the idea of a debate in the British Parliament about the role that the British Government and in particular the role that the Department for Business, Innovati...

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MNCs like Experian won’t be showed any mercy under forthcoming GDPR

CEO T-MobileIn the news this week was the much publicised anger of the youthful looking CEO of T-Mobile John Legere at the announcement that Experian, the world’s largest credit rating agency had suffered a sensitive personal data breach affecting 15m T-Mobile customers after its servers were hacked.

Under the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) both data controllers (T-Mobile) and data processors (Experian) are jointly and severally liable in the event of a personal data breach or sensitive personal data breach. So such an incident that took place at Experian will have far reaching consequences for T-Mobile under the new EU Regulation when it comes into force.

Experian are saying that customers affected are those who are in the US who were credit checked in the last 2 years...

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