Suppliers leaving themselves wide open to fines up to £500,000

BT subsidiary PlusNet is the latest company to admit it could have breached the Data Protection Act, facing a potential £500,000 fine, after it supplied data to a third party. The BBC stated today that Amichai Shulman, chief technology officer … Continue reading

Data Security: How safe is your database?

Zurich Insurance has recently been fined £2.3m by the Financial Service Authority (FSA) for losing personal details of 46,000 customers. According to the BBC report, the information went missing during a routine data backup to their data centre, and the … Continue reading