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  • ICO slaps Marriott with £99.2m fine over Starwood breach

    ICO slaps Marriott with £99.2m fine over Starwood breach0

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced another multi-million pound fine under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this time against hotel giant Marriott International for a data breach which took place at subsidiary Starwood back in 2014 but was not discovered until 2018. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings the UK’s privacy

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  • ICO forces HMRC to delete five million records from ‘shady’ Voice ID database

    ICO forces HMRC to delete five million records from ‘shady’ Voice ID database0

    HMRC is being forced to delete more than five million voice IDs HM REVENUE AND CUSTOMS (HMRC) has been forced to delete biometric voiceprints belonging to 5.1 million taxpayers. The Information Commissioner (ICO) has told HMRC that its Voice ID service, which it touts as a “high-tech system to improve customer service, did not adhere to data protection rules and

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  • ICO slaps Leave.EU and Aaron Bank’s firm with £120,000 for ‘serious’ breaches

    ICO slaps Leave.EU and Aaron Bank’s firm with £120,000 for ‘serious’ breaches0

    ICO slaps Leave.EU and Aaron Bank’s firm with £120,000 for ‘serious’ breaches THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE (ICO) has slapped Leave.EU and Arron Banks’ insurance firm with fines totalling £120,000 for “serious breaches” of electronic marketing laws.  We knew this was coming; the watchdog announced in November that it intended to fine the two companies, which it on Friday said concluded “closely

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