NEWS: SEPTEMBER 2018

British Airways was hit by a substantial data breach early this month, after apparently compromising over 380,000 customers account and card details. For BA’s statement following the breach, click here.

The ICO has fined Equifax £500,000 for its data breach in 2017 that affected 15 million individuals in the U.K. For the ICO press release click here.

The U.K. Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruled that British intelligence agencies illegally gathered and examined information belonging to Privacy International through its mass surveillance programs. To see Privacy International’s press release click here.

The European Court of Human Rights also this month ruled that aspects of U.K. intelligence surveillance violates Article 8 of the Convention and Article 10 of the Convention. For the judgment, click here.

The European Court of Justice will consider whether a request under the ‘right to be forgotten’ should be extended to non-EU jurisdictions after France’s Supervisory Authority CNIL requested a preliminary ruling on the issue. To read more click here:

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the pioneer of the Internet, is starting a service that will enable individuals to set up their own “personal online data store” to store their data in one place, rather than across platforms such as Google Drive, Microsoft Outlook or Spotify. The servie is called ‘Inrupt’. To read the article, click here.

The ICO receives around 500 breach notification phone calls a week on its breach reporting line. About a third do not meet the reporting threshold. For more, click here.